The Army Corps of Engineers Federal Environmental Missions
Many people don’t know that the Army Corps of Engineers works tirelessly to protect the environment throughout America. They try to restore degrade ecosystems including large projects in the Everglades, the Louisiana Coastal Area and the Missouri River.They design and build sustainable communities by minimizing the use of hazardous materials and by using recycling and reuse techniques.They work to protect aquatic environments with their work in the nation’s wetlands and waterways.In addition, they are actually responsible for the well-being of 66 endangered species.
All of this adds up to a great deal of work and effort on the part of the Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, they focus on cleaning up contaminated sites that have toxic or radioactive waste. They also make sure that facilities comply with federal, state and local environmental laws.