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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.

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A $400,000 signature: Corps signs PAS agreement with Indiana County, Pennsylvania
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Latest News Releases

Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24
9/20/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees typically charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 24. Click here to read the full release.
Corps to Host Project Dedication Ceremony in Henry Clay Township
9/19/2022
FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is hosting a project dedication ceremony marking the completion of the National Pike Water Authority (NPWA) storage tank project in Henry Clay Township in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The project increases the potable water supply to residents in four Fayette County municipalities. Click here to read the full release.
Corps to host Lock Fest 2022 at Allegheny River Lock 4
7/6/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is hosting the annual water-safety Lock Fest event at Allegheny River Lock 4 in Natrona, Pennsylvania. Lock Fest is an opportunity for members of the public of all ages to learn about water safety, aquatic wildlife, how to lock through a navigation chamber, and more. Click here to read the full release.

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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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