• USACE Jacksonville awards maintenance dredging contract for IWW in the vicinity of Matanzas Inlet

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded a contract Aug. 28, 2023, for maintenance dredging of the IWW federal navigation channel in the vicinity of Matanzas inlet in St. Johns and Flagler Counties, Florida.
  • 2023 Update to the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program’s Integrated Delivery Schedule - Release of Working Draft

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites partners, stakeholders, and the public to join us for the release of the Working Draft of the 2023 Update to the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) Program Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS). The 2023 SFER IDS will be released at the Public Engagement Workshop on September 6 and sponsored by the SFER Task Force. The IDS provides the roadmap for sequencing, planning, design, construction and operations of both federal and state projects related to Everglades restoration. The Task Force Sponsored Public Engagement Workshop on the 2023 Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) Update will be held in person with an option to attend virtually on Wednesday, September 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management District B-1 Governing Board Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406.
  • USACE Jacksonville to conduct Pinellas Co. Shore Protection Project senior leader informational brief Sept. 8

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will hold an informational status briefing of its Pinellas County Shore Protection Project on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, beginning at 10 a.m. in the fourth floor Community Room of the Indian Shores Town Hall, 19305 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785.
  • USACE announces plan for southeast Fla. project integration during virtual public meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a virtual public meeting to discuss plans for the integration of multiple projects in southeast Fla., Tuesday, August 29, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Federal and State Partners Celebrate Major Milestone for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) celebrated a major milestone for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project in Miami-Dade County today. The S-709 Pump Station, a component of the L31 Flow-Way, is complete and will contribute to the restoration of Biscayne Bay.
  • USACE hosts Open House prior to Western Everglades Restoration Project Delivery Team Meeting on August 31 in Immokalee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and our partners at the South Florida Water Management District will host an Open House from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the hybrid Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) Project Delivery Team Meeting in-person in Immokalee and also via WebEx, scheduled for Thursday, August 31, from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • USACE announces plan for southeast Fla. project integration during public meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a virtual public meeting to discuss plans for integration of multiple projects in southeast Fla. during, Tuesday, August 29, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Removing invasive caimans from Florida Everglades, UF/IFAS study reveals successful strategies

    The spectacled caiman, a species native to Central and South America, has been established in Florida since the 1970s. The pet trade and crocodilian farming industries, escapes and deliberate releases made it possible for caimans to invade the Florida Everglades. They pose a threat to native wildlife occupying the same habitat as our native alligators and crocodiles, competing for food and other resources. Meanwhile, they also prey upon birds, small mammals, fish and other reptiles. In a new University of Florida study, published in the journal Management of Biological Invasions, wildlife biologists at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) reveal how a series of efforts and strategies led to successful control and removal of caimans in specific areas of the Everglades. “This study demonstrates the effects that the combination of early detection, rapid response, and persistent removal efforts can have on an invasive species,” said Sidney Godfrey, a wildlife biologist at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center (UF/IFAS FLREC) and lead author of the study. Scientists consider their removal efforts and the results of the study a significant milestone for invasion science, as its applications can be leveraged and expanded to other invasive species found statewide and globally.
  • USACE announces virtual BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting August 14

    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 for the Biscayne Bay and Southeastern Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (BBSEER) Project study on Monday, August 14, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • USACE Jacksonville begins mobilization for renourishment of Vilano Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management project

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will begin mobilization for the renourishment of the St. Johns Co., Vilano Beach, Coastal Storm Risk Management project on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023.