The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period on the Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project (LRWRP). Comments are due Nov. 27, 2019.
The Programmatic Agreement will establish the process the Corps will follow for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservations Act, to take into account the potential effects of the specific Project phase or feature on historic properties. The agreement will be among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Review the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project Draft Programmatic Agreement at
Please submit comments by Nov. 27, 2019 to Marc.A.Tiemann@usace.army.mil.
Or by mail to: Marc Tiemann U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District P.O. Box 4970 Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019
The Draft Agreement is the product of multiple consultations with the Jacksonville District's federal, state, and tribal partners and is intended to address the identification and evaluation of historic properties and potential effects to historic properties arising from the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project.
The Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project is and Everglades restoration planning effort that will restore and sustain the overall quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of freshwaters to the federally designated “National Wild and Scenic” Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River for current and future generations. This project also seeks to restore, sustain, and reconnect the area’s wetlands and watersheds that form the historic headwaters for the river.
For more on the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project, visit: www.saj.usace.army.mil/LRWRP/
Release no. 19-086