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Arlington Field Office recognized by Corps of Engineers for work on Lake Whitney Park Site
Southwest Region, October 13, 2006
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On October 13, 2006, Sean Edwards of the Arlington, Texas Field Office accepted a Team of the Month Award on behalf of the Arlington Field Office as a participant in the Ham Creek Park Development Delivery Team hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Federal Building in Fort Worth.  In January 2006, a formal consultation with the USACE concerning Johnson County’s development of Ham Creek Park resulted in the issuance of a non-jeopardy biological opinion regarding the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.  The 191-acre park would be developed in conjunction with Johnson County for future recreational use with funding sponsored by Congressman Chet Edwards.  The Service hopes to continue assisting USACE with further conservation efforts including the possible establishment of Environmentally Sensitive Areas within the estimated 2,800 acres of golden-cheeked warbler habitat on USACE property at Whitney Lake in furtherance of the bird’s recovery goals. 

Also honored were USACE staff from Whitney Lake and the Fort Worth District Office as well as the County Commissioner and County Judge of Johnson County, Texas.  The selection panel for this award believed the interagency teamwork aspect and the speed in delivery of the project played an integral part in its success, especially considering all the challenges faced by the project team.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov
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