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The Pittsburgh District Public Affairs Office interacts with representatives of the media as a resource providing information regarding what the Corps of Engineers does for the region, expert commentary in an array of engineering fields for local issues, and general knowledge.

Top Stories

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Latest News Releases

Corps to host virtual public scoping meeting on Shenango River Lake master plan revision
6/16/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is hosting a virtual public meeting to kick off the Shenango River Lake master plan revision. The corps is seeking public input about environmental and recreational topics to consider while revising the master plan, which will guide the use of the lake’s natural resources for the next 25 years. Click here to read the full release.
Mosquito Creek Lake seeks public input on master plan revisions
5/11/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District seeks community feedback regarding proposed changes to the Mosquito Creek Lake Master Plan and will host a 30-day public comment period from May 16 to June 15. The master plan update is modeled on previously collected-community feedback. It will affect the future management of the recreational activities and natural resource use at Mosquito Creek Lake for the next 25 years. Click here to read the full release.
Corps completes CERCLA five-year review at SLDA
5/11/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, in partnership with the Buffalo District, completed a five-year review of the selected remedy for the Shallow Land Disposal Area (SLDA) Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) site per the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Click here to read the full release.

District Videos

Video by Michel Sauret
Park Ranger pepper spray training
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
June 15, 2022 | 1:31
Park rangers from across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District trained on several self-defensive tactics, including the proper use of pepper spray.

One brave ranger, Ryan Smith, volunteered to be pepper sprayed, allowing him to experience and better understand the impact of the spray if he’s ever required to use it. Rangers who completed the training will now be authorized to carry and use the spray in a situation of imminent danger.

“If for whatever unfortunate reason you might have to disperse the spray to protect yourself, it’s important to know what it feels like yourself,” said Park Ranger Nicole Govan, who taught the training.

Remember! Park rangers exist to help visitors. Their self-defense training is meant for only extreme circumstances! The rangers completed a 40-hour course throughout the week that included other aspects of their jobs to help visitors enjoy their best recreational experiences possible!

Learn more about Park Ranger training. READ: https://go.usa.gov/xJUu4

(U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District video by Michel Sauret)
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