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Water safety during the dog days of summer

Water safety tips for the dog days of summer “Increased water safety awareness can help ensure that you and your loved ones have fun this summer and return home safely,” said Nelson Colón, natural resource program manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation’s leading federal providers of outdoor recreation, with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Visitor safety at Corps parks and recreation areas is our highest priority.” [Read More]
Published: Jul-13-17

Water safety is important year-round

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation, reminds everyone that water safety is a concern for all seasons. Taking water safety precautions saves lives. [Read More]
Published: Sep-23-15

Corps encourages safe boating during Memorial Day weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is reminding boaters to wear life jackets while enjoying time with friends and family over the upcoming holiday weekend. “On average, nine out of 10 people who drowned at a USACE lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket,” said Adam Tarplee, Jacksonville District Natural Resource Program Manager. “Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.” [Read More]
Published: May-22-15

National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, 2014

National Safe Boating Week is the official launch of the 2014 Safe Boating Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of life jacket wear by recreational boaters. [Read More]
Published: May-08-14

Enjoy Your Holiday, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, yet the number of deaths by drowning could be reduced drastically if everyone would wear a life jacket. Statistics show that 89 percent of those who drown at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn a life jacket. Here are some safety tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday. [Read More]
Published: Jul-02-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host public meeting for Camp Gordon Johnston

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a community meeting Thursday, May 10 to provide information and receive input about the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the former Camp Gordon Johnston, a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) in Franklin County. [Read More]
Published: May-09-12

Corps to host public meeting for Avon Park Army Airfield

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, will host a community meeting Tuesday, Apr. 24 to provide information and receive input about the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) for the former Avon Park Army Airfield. [Read More]
Published: Apr-23-12