Author: Dylan Burnell
  • April

    Adding to the Galápagos of South Carolina: return of shorebirds to Crab Bank worthy of celebration

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the restoration of the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary, a project that started eleven years ago as simply an idea, is now a reality and a safe, predator free sanctuary for many sea and shorebirds.
  • Strong partnerships lead to golden shovels at Winding Woods groundbreaking

    A senior congressional representative, a federal agency, a local county and others gathered together at a construction site near the Winding Woods Commerce Park on Jan. 26 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Winding Woods Reach and Elevated Water Tower.
  • January

    A day on the USS Yorktown to showcase Charleston’s female commanders

    It was a beautiful crisp fall morning for a photoshoot aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston. The focus of the shoot? The upcoming Veterans Day issue of Charleston Women Magazine highlighting our very own senior civilian, Lisa Metheney.
  • December

    A day in the life of a USACE regulatory project manager

    It’s 9 a.m. and Erica Fritz just sat down at her desk. She not only carries her morning cup-of-joe, but also a pair of tall boots. Fritz is a Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District Regulatory Division, and her day is just beginning.
  • October

    New garage at Columbia Veterans Affairs Hospital to address parking shortage

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District recently awarded a contract for the expansion and construction of a new parking deck at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, S.C.
  • Once a closely guarded secret, Project Magma revealed to be new east coast hub for the world’s largest winemakers

    The largest winemaker in the world has chosen South Carolina as the location for its new bottling and distribution plant. E&J Gallo Winery has announced that its upcoming facility located in Chester County will be the company’s primary distribution hub east of the Mississippi.
  • September

    Crab Bank restoration begins; project stresses public safety

    Construction activity began early this September on the restoration of the Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary, nestled in Charleston Harbor between the tip of Sullivan’s Island and Patriots Point. USACE asks all boaters and paddlers in this vicinity to steer clear of all dredging equipment and activity and use slower speeds.
  • Another year of success as USACE, SCDNR host 7th Annual Warrior Dove Hunt

    On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, 32 veterans participated in the 7th annual Wounded Warriors and Veterans Dove Hunt at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cooper River Rediversion Project.
  • July

    A busy summer for Fort Jackson as one project finishes, two others get started

    It will be an active summer at Fort Jackson, as a major Charleston District construction project finishes and two others get started. The completion of the Semmes Lake Dam will mark the end to a milestone project that has been in the works since 2015. At the same time, the mobilization of the teams constructing Basic Training Complex Four Phase Two and Reception Complex Phase One will set new projects in motion for the base.
  • USACE regulators work to balance development with environmental protection

    While many people may know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District because of their numerous civil works projects and community involvement, another division with a great impact on the area is the Regulatory Division. The Regulatory Division supports economic development and the creation of jobs, while also committing to no net loss of aquatic resources.
  • April

    8 questions with our head civilian

    Lisa Metheney has been the deputy district engineer for programs and project management since 2014. As the "head civilian," Metheney serves as the constant face of the Charleston District, as the commander and deputy commander alternate each year with their two-year terms. She has worked for the Charleston District for over two decades and has been integral to the success of the District during this time. We ask her eight questions about how the District has been successful for 150 years and what the future looks like.
  • March

    USACE opens Cooper River Rediversion Project to veterans for day of fishing

    On March 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, hosted the 7th Annual Warriors Fishing Day at the Cooper River Rediversion Dam in St. Stephen.