2 Tower Times October 2011 Tower Times October 2011 Contents This publication is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. submissions are welcome and should be submitted by the 15th of each Tower Times On the web at: 3 District, Region celebrate 25 years of the Environ mental Management Program Col. Shawn McGinley, District Commander 4 Americas Great Outdoors Event held for local fourth grade students promoting the outdoors 5 Mayor christens new vessel New vessel dedicated to the city of Rock Island 6 Partnership = land donation at Lake Red Rock Corps receives deed from Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation 7 Improvements and renovations complete Ribbon cutting ceremonies mark the end of years of planning 8 Improving the Environment Upper Mississippi River Restoration Environmental Management Program restores 100,000 acres 10 Equal Employment Opportunity News 12 Safety Corner Fire safety is everyones responsibility 14 Around the District
October 2011 Tower Times 3 A message from.... Colonel Shawn McGinley, District Commander District, Region celebrate 25 years of the Environmental Management Program A Asian carp. BUILDING STRONG See photos from the ceremony on page 8.
4 Tower Times October 2011 Americas Great Outdoors T Right, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees Aleshia Kenney and Kristen Lundh teach students from Denk mann Elementary School, Rock Island, Ill., about wildlife com monly found in the Mississippi River. In the background Col. Shawn McGinley, district com mander, discusses the Amer icas Great Outdoors event with Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works). Learn more about Americas Great Outdoors at americasgreatoutdoors.gov. T dedication and commitment to complete the feasibility study on team. Recognized for hard work
A October 2011 Tower Times 5 Mayor christens new vessel Honorable Den nis Pauley, Mayor of Rock Island, Ill., the Districts newest vessel the Motor Vessel Rock Island. Right, ceremony participants tour the Motor Vessel Rock Island.
6 Tower Times October 2011 burse the foundation. Partnership = land donation at Red Rock successful partnership. Anita OGara (top), vice president, Iowa Natural Heri tage Foundation, speaks at a ceremony celebrating the successful partnership and property transfer of Hicko ry Ridge. Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
October 2011 Tower Times 7 Trail improvements COMPLETE T trail. ceremony. T basement and into a new addition. with disabilities. The new addition (far right) to the Illinois Waterway Visitor Cen Photo by Kevin Ewbank. The contractor, Grimes Asphalt & Paving Corp., Grimes, Iowa, lays asphalt on the Neal Smith Bike Trail at Saylorville Lake in 2010. Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engi neers.
8 Tower Times October 2011 Above, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Ms. Jo-Ellen Darcy gives the keynote address at a ceremony celebrating 25 years of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Environmental Management Program and the 100,000 acres of restored ecosystem at Eagle Point Park in Dubuque, Iowa. sor, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, shows ceremony restored aquatic habitat on the Upper Mississippi River. www.mvr.usace.army.mil/EMP/
October 2011 Tower Times 9 The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Ms. Jo-Ellen Darcy and Tom Melius, midwest regional director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, cut the ribbon celebrating 25 years and 100,000 acres of restored river ecosys tem on the Upper Mississippi River System through the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Environmental Management Program. Joining them (from left) Barb Naramore, executive director, Upper Mississippi River Basin Association; Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, commanding general, Mississippi Valley Division; Ms. Jo-Ellen Darcy; Tom Melius; Roger Lande, director, Iowa Department of Natural Resources; Gretchen Benjamin, assistant direc tor, The Nature Conservancy; and Leon Carl, midwest regional executive, U.S. Geological Survey. Col. Shawn McGinley, district command er, Rock Island District, presents Ms. Darcy with a picture commemorating the 25th anniversary celebration of the Up per Mississippi River Restoration Envi ronmental Management Program. Photos by Allen Marshall. www.mvr.usace.army.mil/EMP/
T 10 Tower Times October 2011 Equal Employment Opportunity News Hispanic Heritage Month T economic future for people with disabilities and the nation as a whole. Q. Do employees with disabilities perform as well as employ ees without disabilities? Q. Will employees with disabilities be absent more than em ployees without disabilities? Q. Do employees with disabilities have good safety records? Q. Is it expensive to make adjustments to the workplace for employees with disabilities? able to employers to assist with accommodations. National Disability Employment Awareness It is not our disability that is the problem, but rather it is the way our disabilities, are viewed by others. ~ Drexel Deal
end of the year. man. specialist. October 2011 Tower Times 11 Our Door to the Corps Flood Area Engineers A where in your job description and for some those are U Sara Jones (left), emergency management specialist, asks questions during the Reception, Staging, On ward Movement & Integration Team exercise. Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
12 Tower Times October 2011 Safety Corner Fire safety is everyones responsibility and waste material accumulate. should always remain free and accessible. authorized personnel should carry out electrical repairs and Fire safety is an extremely important part of any workplace safety program. It's everyone's responsibility to help prevent Scrap and trash. on which to feed. Dust. Flammable liquids. Combustible materials. Electrical problems. Heat and ignition sources. Machinery. Smoking.
S need for three peer supporters to show up when there were two Any Corps employee should feel free to contact any indi October 2011 Tower Times 13 District gains another peer supporter shore. one sandal. Col. Shawn McGinley, district commander, poses with crew members from Lock and Dam 16 after presenting them with awards following their success ful rescue of two individuals. Re ceiving awards were (from left) Stephen Moseley, Corey Ritter, David Dierickx, Derrick Glisan and Chris Rush. Also recieving an award but not photographed was Dan Higgins. Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
14 Tower Times October 2011 Around the District JoAnn Wilgenbusch, human resources spe Sympathy ... Wadena Radosevich, at her home. years. Retirements ... Thomas Freitag, home. Pamela Sue Dannacher Zepeda, ernment. Denise Tyler, Kenn Shoemaker, Upcoming Events ... Wayne Weyhgandt, more information on how you can donate to local charities. T Iowa Silver Jackets receive award
October 2011 Tower Times 15 Can you name where this photo came from? If so, send your answer to Thanks to our employees who are deployed to the Afghanistan Engi neer District North (AEN) and the Afghanistan Engineer District South (AES)! Robert Balamut, AEN Andrew Barnett, AEN Celeste Iverson, AEN Mark Hoague, AEN Peter Corken, AEN Brian Lane, AEN Gordon Rush, AEN Richard Rupert, AES August/September Answer: Rice Lake Winner: Mary Rodkey, Programs & Project Management
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY U.S. ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, ROCK ISLAND CLOCK TOWER BLDG. P.O. BOX 2004 ROCK ISLAND, IL 61204-2004 Landing Ship, Tank stops at Peoria Lock and Dam USS LST-325 stopped at Peoria Lock and Dam on September 1 before heading upriver to Henry, Ill. Photo by Randy Peters. T