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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander, Col. James L. Booth hosted a media availability on Wed, May 15, 2024 at the Herbert Hoover Dike Sam Griffin Scenic Tower to discuss water management operations and emergency management operations in preparation for the upcoming wet and hurricane seasons. (USACE photo by Jeff Prater)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander, Col. James L. Booth, talks with attendees during a brief ceremony marking the start of the Duval County Shore Protection Project at the Jacksonville Beach. Specific areas include Naval Station Mayport, Hanna Park, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach.
Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signs the Chief’s Report for the Ponte Vedra Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Study as Dianne Jordan and Maj. Lamar Cantelou look on at USACE Headquarters, April 18, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
Jacksonville District Park Ranger, Megan Parsons (right) helps a volunteer to dig and plant a tree. Volunteers will plant nearly 9,000 native pollinator wildflowers and grasses at the W.P. Franklin Recreation Area during Pollinator Week on June 24, in the second phase of plantings to reforest an 8.5 acre open field as part of the Engineering with Nature Program. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
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.
Residents view study posters while waiting for the start of Jacksonville District’s second semi-annual public workshop focused on the St. Augustine Back Bay Feasibility Study, April 24, 2024, at the Willie Galimore Community Center in St. Augustine, Florida.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) participated in a ribbon-cutting event hosted by South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in celebration of the completion of construction on the Caloosahatchee C-43 Reservoir pump station. (USACE photo by Jaz Levario)
Pictured from Left to Right: Maj. Cory Bell, USACE - Jacksonville District; Deputy Secretary Adam Blalock, DEP; Superintendent Pedro Ramos, Everglades National Park; Director Drew Bartlett, SFWMD; Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez; Board Member "Alligator Ron" Bergeron, SFWMD; Mayor Jose “Pepe” Diaz, City of Sweetwater; Board Member Charlette Roman, SFWMD; Board Member Cheryl Meads, SFWMD; Curtis Osceola, Miccosukee Tribe; Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District project manager, Ashleigh Fountain (center with hat) briefs team members on the scope of an upcoming harbor and federal channel maintenance dredging project during a site visit to Everglades City, Florida, Feb. 1, 2024. (USACE Photo by Jeff Prater)
Brig. Gen. Daniel Hibner, commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division, (Left) watches as Col. Charles Decker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, commander, Task Force VIPR, Jacqueline Keizer U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Task Force VIPR Deputy District Engineer for Project Management and (with Flag) Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Rodney C. Russell, South Atlantic Division Command Sergeant Major posts the colors. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division formally commissioned Task Force Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in a ceremony at the historic Fort Castillo San Cristóbal in the of San Juan Jan. 23.
The Port of Tampa is the largest and most diverse port in Florida, serving the 10th largest economy (Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 corridor), which is now the 3rd largest state in the U.S. Port Tampa Bay is Florida's largest port in cargo tonnage and land area. It serves as a major cruise port and services a diverse mix of bulk, break-bulk, container commodities, and energy products that serve central Florida. The port contributes over $17 billion in economic impact, supporting over 85,000 jobs. The Tampa Harbor Federal Navigation Channel was last deepened in 1970. (USACE Photo by Brigida I. Sanchez)
Guest speaker Alejandra Amegin, founder of the Jacksonville Natural Healing, VIVE Yoga Studio talks with employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District during a Hispanic Heritage Month luncheon Oct. 3, 2023 at the Prudential Building in Jacksonville, Fla. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by commemorating, and honoring the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the nation. The contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
Vernon Boyd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, lock leader oversees operations at the Julian Keen, Jr. Lock and Dam at Moore Haven.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Water Management District celebrated the completion of the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project S-709 Pump Station project with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 22, 2023 in the Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Fla. The project is to rehydrate coastal wetlands and reduce damaging point-source freshwater discharge to Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park.
Jacksonville District Park Ranger, Megan Parsons (right) helps volunteers to dig and plant a tree. Volunteers will plant nearly 9,000 native pollinator wildflowers and grasses at the W.P. Franklin Recreation Area during Pollinator Week on June 24, in the second phase of plantings to reforest an 8.5 acre open field as part of the Engineering with Nature Program. (USACE photo by Mark Rankin)
(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)
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)
(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)
(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.
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.

News Stories

USACE & FIND host the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway boat tour
5/14/2024
Jacksonville, Fla. -- On May 1, 2024, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District, joined by partners from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND), U.S. Coast...
Jacksonville District begins Beach Renourishment project along Duval shoreline
5/10/2024 UPDATED
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District mark beginning of the Duval County Shore Protection Project at Jacksonville Beach...
Jacksonville District conducts second semi-annual St. Augustine Back Bay CSRM Feasibility Study community workshop
5/9/2024 UPDATED
(ST AUGUSTINE, Fla.) - As an element of its ongoing public outreach efforts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, hosted more than 40 St. Augustine residents to the city’s Willie...
Through the Lens of Duty: Conservation and Education is Key for Jacksonville District Park Rangers
5/8/2024 UPDATED
CLEWISTON, Fla. – (Apr. 16, 2024) Driven by a profound passion for the great outdoors, wildlife, and the environment, natural resource park rangers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville...

News Releases

USACE Jacksonville District issues NEPA Scoping Letter for a Combined Operational Plan Deviation for Water Conservation Area 3A
5/28/2024
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (May 28, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District is preparing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment to support a multi-year planned...
USACE Jacksonville District issues Notice of Availability for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
5/24/2024
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (USACE) is issuing a Notice of Availability for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating...
USACE Jacksonville awards contract for maintenance dredging of Atlantic IWW in vicinity of Sawpit Creek
5/17/2024
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded a $6.9 million contract yesterday to Southwind Construction of Evansville, Indiana, for maintenance dredging of the Atlantic Intracoastal...
USACE announces virtual BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting May 17, 2024
5/16/2024
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (May 16, 2024) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District invites Project Delivery Team members, stakeholders, partners, and members of the public to attend...

AROUND THE DISTRICT

USACE, SeaPort Manatee signing ceremony and tour
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Hon. Michael L. Connor provides remarks during the El Caño Martín Peña Groundbreaking Ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 1, 2023.
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)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, hosted a Public Open House with the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources in San Juan on September 14, 2022 at Union Church. The purpose of the Open House was to share the latest study status updates since release of the Draft Report in November 2020.
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.
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.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Commander Col. James L. Booth speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan that reconnects Lake Okeechobee water to the central Everglades Feb. 21, 2022.  (U.S. Army Photo Brigida Sanchez)
aerial image of Guajataca dam and spillway in Isabela, Puerto Rico.
American White Pelicans forage on Lake Okeechobee
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor lauds USACE for their dedication to excellence during a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan that reconnects Lake Okeechobee water to the central Everglades Feb. 21, 2022.  (U.S. Army Photo Brigida Sanchez)
Rio Puerto Nuevo water inside newly constructed concrete channel
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor lauds USACE for their dedication to excellence during a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan that reconnects Lake Okeechobee water to the central Everglades Feb. 21, 2022.  (U.S. Army Photo Brigida Sanchez)
USACE, SeaPort Manatee signing ceremony and tour
Looking north at the S-69 Weir water control structure within the restored Kissimmee River floodplain.
Gates at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam
Cypress trees
Miami Beach Shore Protection Project
Another Sunset View from Lake "O"

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