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Mercedes Dayao, Regional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, provides annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) refresher training. (USACE photo by Peggy Bebb)
Maj. Jesús Soto, Deputy District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District provides opening remarks at the Big 3 Industry Day in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event focused on discussing Río Puerto Nuevo Flood Control Project, Supplemental Contract 3 and provided updates for the Supplemental Puerto Rico Civil Work Construction projects. (USACE photo by Jennifer Garcia)
Jacksonville District biologist Katie Lebow (left) and environmental branch chief Gretchen Ehlinger discuss the range of environmental conditions under consideration in the newly initiated St. Augustine Back Bay CSRM Feasibility Study with members of the public at a NEPA scoping outreach event in St. Augustine, Florida, Feb. 22, 2023.
Sharon Rodriguez, Deputy Chief, Programs and Project Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District represented Brig. Gen. Daniel H. Hibner, Commander South Atlantic Division, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hydrographic Services Review Panel along with Capt. José E. Díaz, Commander, Sector San Juan, Captain of the Port Puerto Rico/U. S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Coast Guard and Cristina Cabrera, Special Assistant and Interim Director of the Office of Coastal Programs and Climate Change at the Department of Natural Resources, Puerto Rico. During the presentation, Rodríguez presented an overview of the coastal projects managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District as well as the agency’s surveying capabilities and maintenance of federal channels and harbors. Rodríguez praised the partnership between both federal agencies as USACE continues to conduct surveys to be used in NOAA nautical charts and build resilient coastal projects. (USACE photo by Jennifer Garcia)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and the South Florida Water Management District teamed with federal, state, and local officials along with stakeholders to break ground for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir, a major component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan that reconnects Lake Okeechobee water to the central Everglades. (U.S. Army Photo Brigida Sanchez)
(Left to Right) Pedro Pierluisi, Governor, Puerto Rico (Center Right), Michael L. Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (Center Left), COL James Booth, Commander, USACE Jacksonville District (second center right), Jeniffer Gonzalez, Congresswoman Puerto Rico, partners and stakeholders. (USACE photo by Luis Deya)
(From left to right) Lisa García, Regional Administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, Hon. Michael L. Connor Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jenniffer González, Puerto Rico’s Congresswoman, Lucy Cruz Rivera, Community Leader, Mario Núnez, Executive Director of ENLACE, Governor Pedro Pierluisi, Miguel Romero, San Juan Mayor, Col. James Booth, Commander, USACE, Jacksonville District pose for a picture at the Caño Martín Peña Groundbreaking ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 31, 2023. (USACE photo by Jennifer K. Garcia)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate completion of construction for the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation in Clewiston, Florida on January 25, 2023.
Left to Right) St. Augustine city Commissioner Cynthia Garris, Vice Mayor Roxanne Horvath, Col. James Booth, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, commander, Commissioner Jim Springfield, Mayor Nancy Sikes-Kline and Commissioner Barbara Blonder celebrate the St. Augustine Back Bay CSRM Feasibility Study signing.
During the height of hurricane emergency response efforts, our decisions were easy to reduce immediate impacts. Now, the question of how to manage all the water in Lake Okeechobee is upon us, and the solution is not an easy one.
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hibner, the South Atlantic Division commanding general presents Tim Murphy with the Department of the Army's Superior Civilian Service Medal on Dec. 15, 2022. Murphy retired after 32 years of service. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
Puerto Rico Governor, Pedro Pierluisi talks with U. S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division Commanding General, Brig. General Daniel Hibner and Jaime A. Pinkham, The Assistant Secretary of the Army Civil Works during a visit and discussion of ongoing Corps projects in Puerto Rico on Dec. 8, 2022 in San Juan. (USACE photos by Mark Rankin)
(Right to left) Kimberly Daniels-Ray, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville Deputy District Small Business chief, Nicole Batista-Cruz, Jacksonville small business assistant, and Halis Batista, Jacksonville District contracting specialist, provide contracting forecast information with participants of the PTAC Florida Small Business gathering at the North Jacksonville. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
Eva B. Vélez, Chief Ecosystem Branch/Program Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District was named as Great Minds in STEM Hero award winner for 2022 at the 34th Annual GMiS Conference awards ceremony in Pasadena, Ca.
San Juan, Puerto Rico. (July 26, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a Ceremonial Signing for the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to start construction of the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project today at the Area Recreativa Jose Pepe Diaz (Pepe Díaz Trail Park), San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Jacksonville District hosts Industry Day in Puerto Rico
3/6/2023 UPDATED
San Juan, Puerto Rico – March 1, 2023 -- More than 50 local, national, and international construction companies benefited from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, Industry...
USACE Jacksonville hosts charrette, public scoping meeting for St. Augustine Back Bay CSRM Feasibility Study
3/2/2023 UPDATED
St. Augustine, Fla. – Feb. 24, 2023 -- Jacksonville District’s St. Augustine Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study took two big steps forward when the district and its non-federal...
USACE participates in NOAA hydrographic review panel
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 24, 2023 -- Over 50 local, national, and international construction companies benefited from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, Industry Day...
USACE breaks ground on massive Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project
2/22/2023 UPDATED
South Bay, Fla. – Feb. 22, 2023 -- Groundbreaking ceremonies have been used for centuries to celebrate the start of a new venture and give thanks to those who blazed a trail and made it possible.  The...

News Releases

USACE Jacksonville seeks public input for proposed maintenance dredging of Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
3/28/2023 UPDATED
USACE Jacksonville District will conduct a virtual public National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping presentation March 29, 2023, to solicit public comments for consideration in its planned...
USACE announces virtual BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting on April 4 and In-Person (Hybrid) back-to-back PDT Meetings April 27 and 28
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District invites Project Delivery Team members, stakeholders, partners, and members of the public to attend a virtual Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting...
USACE Jacksonville, SeaPort Manatee sign amendment to Manatee Harbor Navigation Project Cooperation Agreement
3/10/2023 UPDATED
Leaders of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and SeaPort Manatee executed an amendment Feb. 16, 2023, to the longstanding Project Cooperation Agreement governing their partnership in the Manatee Harbor...
USACE announces approval of temporary deviation to support Kissimmee River Restoration construction
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District, announces the approval of a planned temporary deviation to the 1981 Lake Kissimmee, Hatchineha and Cypress Interim Regulation Schedule...


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