The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues seeking land from willing landowners near the Mississippi River.
The corps is actively seeking land suitable for use as a permanent dredged material placement site. On average, the St. Paul District dredges one million cubic yards of material each year. This is roughly enough material to fill up U.S. Bank Stadium or Lambeau Field.
In order to ensure the navigation channel remains open for commerce, the corps needs to find permanent placement sites. To keep costs down for the taxpayer, the corps looks for sites that are in close proximity to where it is dredging (to save in transportation costs) and are environmentally suitable.
Corps staff members are also reaching out to agency and community partners to assist them in identifying suitable options. If you are, or know of anyone, interested in working with the corps to sell or otherwise make land available for placement purposes, which is close to the Mississippi River between St. Paul, Minn., and Guttenberg, Iowa, please contact Paul Machajewski, dredged material manager, at your convenience. He can be reached at 651-290-5866 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five Upper Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District fiscal year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.