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September, 2014


Wild life research conducted on Tampa Harbor dredge material island

For a little dredge disposal island, there’s a lot happening at Tampa Harbor’s 3-D. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and contractors on Dredge Material Placement Facility 3-D in Tampa Bay recently earned warm-n-fuzzies as they assisted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in effort to collect data. The Corps and its contractors, Carter’s Contracting Services, Inc. and LG2 Environmental Solutions (LG2ES), hosted and volunteered as assistants during a two-day FWC operation that involved building a corral and herding wild ducks for banding. [Read More]
Published: Sep-26-14

Corps awards Intracoastal Waterway, Indian River Reach 1 maintenance dredging contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a maintenance dredging contract for the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) Indian River Reach 1,which includes Sebastian Inlet south to the Wabasso Causeway in the Indian River Lagoon, Indian River County. Construction may begin as soon as early November. [Read More]
Published: Sep-25-14

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host public meeting on proposed Coral World project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a public meeting Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library, 4607 Tutu Park Mall, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands beginning at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comments concerning the permit application by Coral World, Inc. to construct a nearshore dolphin exhibit enclosure and landside support and visitor education center at Coral World Ocean Park at Water Bay in St. Thomas. [Read More]
Published: Sep-19-14

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks public input on north central Florida lake restoration activities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has issued a Public Notice concerning an application by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for a Department of the Army permit to conduct restoration activities on 11 lakes and water bodies in the FWC’s North Central Region. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-14

Tampa Harbor dredging benefits Egmont Key

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Historic Egmont Key will soon receive critical sand thanks to maintenance on the Tampa Harbor channel. The small island has experienced large-scale erosion and structural damage on its western shoreline. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-14

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to reissue Regional General Permit SAJ-86

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (Corps) issued a public notice Sept. 10, announcing its proposal to reissue Regional General Permit (RGP) SAJ-86 in Walton and Bay Counties. The public notice may be viewed at http://1.usa.gov/1xNnZG1. [Read More]
Published: Sep-11-14

Corps to make adjustments in flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will make minor adjustments in flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River starting Friday (Sept. 12). [Read More]
Published: Sep-10-14

Corps postpones public meetings on dike rehabilitation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has postponed public meetings that were scheduled to be held later this month regarding rehabilitation efforts at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. [Read More]
Published: Sep-05-14

Corps extends final comment period on Central Everglades report

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will be extending the deadline to submit comments on the revised final report for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). Public, state and agency comments will be accepted through October 3. [Read More]
Published: Sep-03-14

Tampa Harbor dredging provides island haven for birds

Every year, hundreds of birds flock to two manmade islands at the edge of Tampa Harbor’s federal navigation channel in Hillsborough Bay. The birds have found the islands, which are posted and protected from trespassers, to provide ideal conditions to safely court, nest, and raise their young. [Read More]
Published: Sep-02-14