JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a community meeting Tuesday, October 29 at Willowbranch Branch Library, 2875 Park St., Jacksonville, Fla. 32205. A poster session/meet and greet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. The public will have an opportunity for comment after the presentation. It’s anticipated the representatives from the City of Jacksonville and the Florida Department of Transporation will attend the meeting.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community with an overview, update, and next steps for the Big Fishweir Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project. The Project Partnership Agreement, which signifies the start of design and permitting, was executed on June 7, 2018, between the Corps and local sponsor, City of Jacksonville.
Big Fishweir Creek is an urban tributary of the St. Johns River, located approximately four miles south of downtown Jacksonville. The overall goal of the Big Fishweir Creek project is to restore healthy aquatic habitat in the creek by providing ecological benefits including the removal of sediment, removal of exotic vegetation, restoration of submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation, etc.
Release no. 19-070