Volunteer Archive

  •   Former Position(s) at Portland District: Deputy Director, Hydroelectric Design Center (also Value Engineering Officer, Mt. Pinatubo Study Manager, Chief Tech Resources Branch, Reinvention Lab Coordinator … to name a few of the 16 different positions I held). How Long Retired? Nearly 6 years Career Highlight: The chance to lead […]

    Profile of a Retiree: Mike Roll, former Deputy Director, Hydroelectric Design Center

      Former Position(s) at Portland District: Deputy Director, Hydroelectric Design Center (also Value Engineering Officer, Mt. Pinatubo Study Manager, Chief Tech Resources Branch, Reinvention Lab Coordinator … to name a few of the 16 different positions I held). How Long Retired? Nearly 6 years Career Highlight: The chance to lead […]

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  • By Erica Jensen, Public Affairs Office   In 2014, nearly 400 volunteers brought their experience and skills to the Corps; enhancing our recreation and natural resource management programs through stewardship. Fourteen-year-old Brandon Roth was one of them. Roth and his family are residents of The Dalles, Oregon. His mom, Cindy, […]

    Stewardship is a family affair

    By Erica Jensen, Public Affairs Office   In 2014, nearly 400 volunteers brought their experience and skills to the Corps; enhancing our recreation and natural resource management programs through stewardship. Fourteen-year-old Brandon Roth was one of them. Roth and his family are residents of The Dalles, Oregon. His mom, Cindy, […]

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  •   By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office “We had lots of rain in the years before,” said Carolyn Booth. “But nothing like this.” The amount of water from rain and snow melt in February 1996 took a lot of people by surprise. “The water was about three feet from the […]

    Volunteers: vital to community preparedness

      By Michelle Helms, Public Affairs Office “We had lots of rain in the years before,” said Carolyn Booth. “But nothing like this.” The amount of water from rain and snow melt in February 1996 took a lot of people by surprise. “The water was about three feet from the […]

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  • As part of SOLV’s Beach and Riverside Clean Up on Sept. 27, natural resource staff from the Rogue River Basin Project partnered with many local organizations to host more than 100 volunteers who cleaned up the shoreline along the Rogue River from McGregor Park down to Gold Hill, Oregon.   Multiple […]

    It’s What We Do: Rogue River Basin Project and SOLV volunteers clean up shorelines

    As part of SOLV’s Beach and Riverside Clean Up on Sept. 27, natural resource staff from the Rogue River Basin Project partnered with many local organizations to host more than 100 volunteers who cleaned up the shoreline along the Rogue River from McGregor Park down to Gold Hill, Oregon.   Multiple […]

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  • By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office Volunteers are vital to The Dalles Lock and Dam.   Thanks to a new partnership with a local high school, the dam was matched with students who needed to work volunteer hours in order to graduate. The Youth Transition Program is operated by The Dalles […]

    The Dalles Lock and Dam celebrates high school volunteers

    By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Office Volunteers are vital to The Dalles Lock and Dam.   Thanks to a new partnership with a local high school, the dam was matched with students who needed to work volunteer hours in order to graduate. The Youth Transition Program is operated by The Dalles […]

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  •   Commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam The nation was shocked March 22 when a landside near Oso, Washington, destroyed part of the small community. First responders from many agencies rushed to the scene to help. Urban search and rescue teams also descended onto the massive mud […]

    OSO Strong — Team Rubicon volunteers lend a helping hand

      Commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam The nation was shocked March 22 when a landside near Oso, Washington, destroyed part of the small community. First responders from many agencies rushed to the scene to help. Urban search and rescue teams also descended onto the massive mud […]

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  • A commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam I’m new to my position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where I work as an administrative assistant at The Dalles Lock and Dam.  Of my many responsibilities – one is keeping track of timekeeping for 72 employees around […]

    Finding purpose through Team Rubicon

    A commentary by Tegan Shermikas, The Dalles Lock and Dam I’m new to my position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where I work as an administrative assistant at The Dalles Lock and Dam.  Of my many responsibilities – one is keeping track of timekeeping for 72 employees around […]

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  • By Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam We all hear the phrase ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’  This past summer, employees at The Dalles Lock and Dam took that cliché seriously when they came up with a creative way to do just that. It all started when the powerhouse was being […]

    Paving the way — The future of sustainability

    By Amber Tilton, The Dalles Lock and Dam We all hear the phrase ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’  This past summer, employees at The Dalles Lock and Dam took that cliché seriously when they came up with a creative way to do just that. It all started when the powerhouse was being […]

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  • A commentary by James Browne, Volunteer, Bonneville Lock and Dam [Corps volunteer James Browne staffs the book store and information desk at the Bonneville Fish Viewing Building on the Washington shore side at Bonneville Lock and Dam.  He has volunteered every summer at Bonneville for nine years.] At its very […]

    Volunteerism – the unexpected gifts of giving

    A commentary by James Browne, Volunteer, Bonneville Lock and Dam [Corps volunteer James Browne staffs the book store and information desk at the Bonneville Fish Viewing Building on the Washington shore side at Bonneville Lock and Dam.  He has volunteered every summer at Bonneville for nine years.] At its very […]

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  • By Melissa Rinehart, Operations Division You’ll find Dave and Sheryl Rambeau at the McGregor Park Visitor Center this summer, giving presentations, helping to monitor visitor usage and picking up litter around Lost Creek Lake. They are full-time RVers spending the summer volunteering at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rogue […]

    Volunteers make all the difference!

    By Melissa Rinehart, Operations Division You’ll find Dave and Sheryl Rambeau at the McGregor Park Visitor Center this summer, giving presentations, helping to monitor visitor usage and picking up litter around Lost Creek Lake. They are full-time RVers spending the summer volunteering at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rogue […]

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