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Jacksonville District project manager Ashleigh Fountain (center) 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.
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 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)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Commander, Col. James Booth, signed a Federal Cost Sharing Agreement with the City of Daytona Beach, Florida, for the Daytona Beach Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study Jan. 22, 2024, in Jacksonville. The 3-year feasibility study will investigate solutions to reduce the risk of flooding to citizens, infrastructure and the economic vitality of Daytona Beach. The study will assess and hydraulically model the worst flooding areas within the vicinity of Nova Road, Orange Avenue, Belview Road and U.S. Highway 1 (South Ridgewood Ave).
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging vessel Murden arrived Jan. 7 at IWW Crossroads in Martin County, Florida. The Murden removed approximately 19,000 cubic yards of shoaling between the Okeechobee and Intracoastal Waterway channels, completed dredging Jan. 19, and departed for return to the Wilmington District the same day for maintenance before sailing on to the Northeast to conduct other dredging operations.
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.
Jacksonville District Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. Matthew Miller, presents Anelis Nazario-Castillo the SAD ECAP Contract Specialist of the Year Award.
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)
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.
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

Task Force VIPR focuses on Civil Works projects in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
1/23/2024 UPDATED
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – 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...
USACE celebrates completion of Caloosahatchee C-43 Reservoir Pump Station
12/21/2023
HENDRY COUNTY, Fla.  -  (Dec. 19, 2023) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) joined federal, state and local officials to celebrate the completion of a new pump station for...
USACE employees rescue turtle hatchlings during rare discovery
12/20/2023
It was a typical site visit to view progress on a local beach restoration project – until it wasn’t. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District employees Lindsay Brantley, Jennifer Tyler, and...
Jax Harbor, HHD projects honored at annual CMAA awards ceremony
12/8/2023 UPDATED
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Dec. 8, 2023) Jacksonville District projects, professionals honored at Florida Chapter of Construction Management Association of America Project Achievement Awards ceremony in...

News Releases

USACE releases Draft EA of Bunnell Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure Modernization for public review, comment
2/12/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review and comment regarding the City of Bunnell Comprehensive Wastewater Treatment...
USACE Jacksonville District conducts site tour, leads open house discussion of upcoming Everglades Harbor maintenance dredging
2/6/2024 UPDATED
Planning is under way for maintenance dredging of the Everglades Harbor and Channel in Everglades City, Collier County, Florida...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participates in EvCo 2024 Improving Ecological Conditions in the Everglades
2/2/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District delivered a record amount of water from Water Conservation Area (WCA) 3-A to Everglades National Park (ENP) in the past year. Surpassing...
USACE Jacksonville District Delivers a Record Amount of Water South
2/1/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District delivered a record amount of water from Water Conservation Area (WCA) 3-A to Everglades National Park (ENP) in the past year. Surpassing...

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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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