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Hartwell, Thurmond Lake Offices accept Christmas trees for recycling

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell and Thurmond Lake Project Offices will accept natural Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 26 through Feb. 15, 2015 at Hartwell and Dec. 20 through Jan. 8, 2015 at Thurmond.

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Nature Conservancy examines ecosystem flow needs for Comp. Study

Editor’s Note: This article is authored by Eric Krueger, director of science and stewardship with the Nature Conservancy South Carolina field office. Eric and his team are working on an ecosystem flow study that will be incorporated into the ongoing … Continue reading

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Hartwell Lake earns statewide recognition for community clean-up

Last week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake Project was named by Rivers Alive as the 2013 Government Partner of the Year, recognizing the project’s efforts during the annual Hartwell Lake clean-up campaign. Rivers Alive is an outreach … Continue reading

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Corps leases 3 Hartwell Lake parks to Stephens & Hart counties

Thanks to a lease agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Hart and Stephens counties, three parks at Hartwell Lake previously slated for closure this year will remain open to the public. Effective May 1, the government of … Continue reading

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Oconee and Lincoln counties to take over select Corps park operations April 1

Back in November, we announced on this blog federal recreation budget cuts that would impact Corps-operated parks at Hartwell and Thurmond lakes. Since that announcement, our team has been actively pursuing leasing opportunities with local governments around the lake to … Continue reading

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Some Thurmond Lake recreation areas closed due to high water levels

Due to recent heavy rainfall and a subsequent rise in lake elevation, several recreation areas at J. Strom Thurmond Lake are temporarily closed due to high water levels. Volunteers and Corps park rangers are actively assessing and flagging off recreation … Continue reading

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Corps to reduce visitor services next year at Hartwell & Thurmond lakes due to declining federal recreation funds

Due to significant projected budget reductions in fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will reduce park operations and visitor services at lakes Hartwell and J. Strom Thurmond during the 2014 recreation season. We will close … Continue reading

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Helping heroes through hunting

As part of an ongoing partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District hosted two deer hunts for PVA members and their families at Richard B. Russell Lake, Oct. 23 and 24. … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for annual lake clean-up campaigns

In honor of National Public Lands Day, we are hosting our annual clean-up campaigns at lakes Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond. The start dates vary by project, but all campaigns conclude on Sept. 28, National Public Lands … Continue reading

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Your first line of defense this Memorial Day: A life jacket

Commentary by Sandra Hudson, Public Affairs Specialist Every day on the job, I learn something new about who we are, what we do and the people who make it all happen. Sometimes I still find myself occasionally standing wide-eyed and … Continue reading

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