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W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area beach closed for swimming

The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area for swimming because of concerns about water quality. The beach remains open for sunbathing and recreational activities other than swimming. [Read More]
Published: Aug-20-15

Corps hosts Dade County shore protection public meetings in Miami Aug. 25, Hobe Sound Aug. 26 and Fort Pierce Sept. 2

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, invites the public to provide comments on the draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Identification of Alternative Sand Sources for the Remaining Period of Federal Participation, Dade County Beach Erosion Control and Hurricane Protection Project. The Corps will host public meetings in Miami Aug. 25, Hobe Sound Aug. 26 and Fort Pierce Sept. 2. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-15

USACE recognizes Jax District Portugués Dam Project Team

The Jacksonville District’s Portugués Dam Project Team has won the USACE Dam Safety Team Award of Excellence for 2015. The team brought together experts from across the Corps, as well from the private sector, to design, review and build the thick-arch roller-compacted-concrete dam. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-15

Jacksonville District salutes new PEs

Three engineers with the Jacksonville district, Jose Bilbao, Tony Ledford and Matthew Tibbs, recently achieved a major professional milestone, when they became licensed professional engineers. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-15

Corps invites comment on Lido Key Beach sand source draft environmental assessment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the availability of the draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Draft Environmental Assessment of additional sand sources for the Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project in Sarasota County. The Corps’ preferred alternative includes the use of material from the Big Sarasota Pass ebb shoal for placement on 2.4 miles of Lido Beach shoreline. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-15

Army Corps of Engineers announces park closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the closure of Helen Cooper Floyd Park during the construction of the Mile Point Navigation Project. Located near Mayport, the park will contain construction activity and also be used as an equipment staging area throughout project operations. The closure is effective Apr. 1 through construction completion in the winter of 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-27-15

Jacksonville District Celebrates Engineer Career Day 2015

Jacksonville, Fla. – More than 100 high school students and teachers from 11 public and private schools in northeast Florida attended the annual Engineering Career Day event, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District on Feb. 27. This day-long event has been co-sponsored with the Society of American Engineers (SAME) Jacksonville Post for the past 13 years. [Read More]
Published: Mar-20-15

Corps to close boat ramps at W.P. Franklin Recreation Areas for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will temporarily close two boat ramps on the Caloosahatchee River at the W.P Franklin Lock and Dam near Alva, Florida, for repairs. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-15

Fort Pierce recovery and salvage operation update

Recovery and salvage operations continue in Fort Pierce today as a result of a barge that sank in the inlet Feb. 24. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District officials say operations will likely last through the rest of the week to remove the wreck and its debris field, which are limiting navigation in the Federal channel. [Read More]
Published: Mar-09-15

Fight invasive species at First Coast Air Potato Roundup February 28

First coast residents can fight invasive species by participating in the 9th Annual First Coast Air Potato Roundup Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. – noon in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding area. The Invasive Species Management Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District and partners at the First Coast Invasive Working Group host the event to celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week. [Read More]
Published: Feb-10-15
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