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  • June

    Commentary: Nashville District hosts teacher externship

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2019) – For the past decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has been consistently stepping up its STEM initiatives in our area schools. From tours of our projects (to include locks and dams) to career fairs and student job shadows, we have provided excellent opportunities to publicly showcase what we do as it relates to STEM.
  • February

    Corps pilots environmental stewardship class at J. Percy Priest Lake

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 8, 2019) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently piloted a new class focusing on environmental stewardship at J. Percy Priest Lake that equipped 28 students with the basics for land and water management.
  • April

    Nashville District contributes to Earth Day celebration at Centennial Park

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 21, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District celebrated Earth Day with thousands of energetic people today during the 16th annual Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park.
  • January

    Nashville District celebrating its 130th Anniversary in 2018

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District is celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2018. The Nashville District formed from the Chattanooga District to construct a series of locks and dams on the Cumberland River. Army Special Order 191 created the district Aug. 18, 1888, and Lt. Col. John W. Barlow took command.
  • June

    STEM students fascinated with Cheatham Lock and Dam

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (June 15, 2017) – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomed a group of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math summer camp students today for an overview of Corps careers and tour of the Cheatham Lock and Dam today.
  • May

    STEM students learn about engineering on dam tour

    OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (May 18, 2017) – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District recently welcomed area high school and college students for a Corps career overview and tour of the Old Hickory Lock and Dam in Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • October

    Silver Jackets team tours the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Plant

    RACOON MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2016) – State and Federal agency representatives that make up the Tennessee Silver Jacket program toured the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility just outside of Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 19.
  • April

    Nashville District celebrates Earth Day

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated members of the public today about clean power, sustainability, water quality and environmental stewardship.
  • September

    Hydropower Optimization increases energy production at Corps plants

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2015) - Aging hydroelectric generating units operated by the district at Dams in Kentucky and Tennessee have gone well beyond their typical design life of 35-40 years and are in much need of rehabilitation. Engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District are focused on a plan to revitalize and rehabilitate the units in the next 20 years.
  • August

    Forum empowers Corps of Engineers

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2015) – Personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, floodplain administrators, community leaders, and technical professionals from throughout Tennessee attended the 6th Annual Tennessee Association of Floodplain Managers Conference in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Aug. 11-14, 2015.
  • April

    Federal Utility Partnership Working Group tours Old Hickory hydropower plant

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2015) – Some of the country’s most powerful people visited Old Hickory Power Plant today as participants in a Federal Utility Partnership Working Group tour.
  • Corps touts environmental stewardship at Nashville Earth Day Festival

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 18, 2015) – Touting environmental stewardship, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District educated the public today about clean power, sustainability, restoration, water quality and water management at the Nashville Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park.
  • May

    Daisies plant wildflowers for Lake Cumberland National Volunteer Week

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2011) – National Volunteer week took place April 10-16, and Girl Scout Troop 1047 led by Tracey Strong of Monticello, Kentucky volunteered their service on Lake Cumberland’s Black Walnut Trail April 16.