FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District announced Tuesday at the Commander’s Operations Field Conference held at Georgetown Lake the winners of the 2012 Operations Photography Contest. Judging took place in October with photographs judged in the following categories: facilities – development/construction/maintenance, Natural Resources Management, problem areas – erosion, vandalism, crowding, dangerous conditions, low-water or flood conditions, etc. and recreation. The contest was open to Corps Operations Division personnel and the pictures had to be taken at Fort Worth District lakes or facilities or while on temporary duty in a Fort Worth District activity or mission and be taken during the 2012 fiscal year.
“This is an excellent opportunity for our Operations Division people to provide photographs that will be used to promote our lakes and missions, both within and outside the Corps,” stated Operations Division Chief Charlie Burger when he welcomed those who volunteered to be judges. Over 150 pictures were submitted with the winners in each category being Lynn LaRue for facilities and special events, Rob Jordan for Natural Resources Management, James Chamber for problem areas, Elizabeth Anderson for recreation and scenic, Sam Gramlich for volunteers, John Hamilton for water safety and Justin Berndt for wildlife. Grand Prize winner for the second year is Elizabeth Anderson. Photographs are available at www.swf.usace.army.mil or may be obtained by calling Clay Church at 817-886-1314.
About the Fort Worth District:
The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil
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Release no. NR13-009