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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 hold public meeting on the Bushnell Army Airfield former gas yard

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will hold a public meeting Wednesday, June 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bushnell Community Center, 407 E. Belt Avenue. Corps representatives will explain the Proposed Plan for the former gas yard located at the Bushnell Army Airfield Formerly Used Defense Site. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold public meeting on Brooksville Turret Gunnery Range

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will hold a public meeting Tuesday, June 25 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, Fla. Corps representatives will explain the Proposed Plan for the Brooksville Turret Gunnery Range Formerly Used Defense Site. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-13

Corps to increase water releases from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will increase discharges from Lake Okeechobee next week to ensure adequate storage capacity is available for the remainder of the wet season. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducting debris removal at Vero Beach

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is in the process of conducting debris removal operations at Vero Beach, Fla., under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites program, Fort Pierce Naval Amphibious Training Base project. Contractor crews are working offshore to search for and remove underwater objects known as horned scullies. [Read More]
Published: Jun-14-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extends public comment period on proposed Lemon Bay Cove project through June 4

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will continue to receive public comments on the proposed Lemon Bay Cove project in Charlotte County through June 4. Lemon Bay Cove LLC. had applied to the Corps for a Department of the Army permit to fill nearly two acres of jurisdictional tidal saltwater forested mangrove wetlands to construct a 12-residence community. [Read More]
Published: May-15-13

Interagency Military Pass waives day-use fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites nationwide

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced it will continue to accept the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide. [Read More]
Published: May-10-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denies permit for proposed SunWest County Park

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has denied a Department of the Army permit application, requested by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, to construct a county park with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico. [Read More]
Published: May-10-13

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases Areawide Environmental Impact Statement addressing phosphate mining in Central Florida Phosphate District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that the final Areawide Environmental Impact Statement (AEIS) addressing phosphate mining in the Central Florida Phosphate District (CFPD) has been completed and released. A Notice of Availability is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register May 3, beginning a 30-day public review and comment period. [Read More]
Published: Apr-26-13

Corps closes portions of trail to accommodate dike repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will close additional portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) due to ongoing construction associated with the rehabilitation of Herbert Hoover Dike. On May 1, the portion of trail between John Stretch Park and South Bay is scheduled to close. The closure will likely remain in effect through most of 2014, while contractors work to replace a water control structure at the Culvert 4A site west of South Bay. [Read More]
Published: Apr-25-13
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