USACE Conducting Five-Year Review of Camp Greene

Published Aug. 28, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. –  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Wilmington District is conducting a five-year review for the Camp Greene Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) located near near Gastonia, North Carolina. 

    USACE officials are seeking information to determine if past response actions at the site continue to protect people and the environment.  When completed, a copy of the review report will be available at the Gaston County Public Library, 1555 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054 and at the USACE, Wilmington District Office, 69 Darlington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403.  The public will be provided an opportunity to review the report and submit comments or questions. 

   The former Camp Greene was used from 1917 to 1919 by the War Department as a mobilization and training area of troops for World War I.  The range was officially closed in 1919.  The site consists of two non-contiguous areas (cantonment area in Mecklenburg County and the artillery range in Gaston County).  The artillery range is the subject of this five-year review and was used for large caliber and small arms ammunition training.  The site was approximately 3,263 acres and is currently home to Crowders Mountain State Park. 

   If you have questions regarding this FUDS site, please contact the Wilmington District Public Affairs Office at (910) 251-4625.

Release no. 18-042