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 Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) 2022 at the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting. The IDS provides the roadmap for sequencing, planning, design, construction and operations of both federal and state projects related to Everglades restoration.
The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yates Auditorium at the Main Interior (Stewart Lee Udall) Building, Washington, D.C., with an option to participate virtually via Zoom. The IDS presentation is scheduled after the lunch break, from 1:55 to 2:15 p.m.
All participants joining virtually are required to pre-register at: https://www.evergladesrestoration.gov/task-force-1/oct-19-2022-task-force-meeting-6gp5f to receive a secure link allowing them to participate in the Zoom Webinar.
Additional materials will also be available at the link above, including a draft agenda and the working draft of the IDS. The public is encouraged to register for the Zoom webinar or join the live webcast via YouTube for those unable to join the Zoom Webinar.
“The purpose of this virtual public engagement is provide partners, stakeholders and the public with an opportunity to learn more about the Working Draft of the 2022 Integrated Delivery Schedule or IDS,” said Dr. Tabitha Elkington, Strategic Program Manager for the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program. “The IDS reflects the strategy for the continued, historic momentum of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program. This is a living document that synchs up federal and state program and project priorities to give us a clear path forward.”
The Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) is a forward-looking snapshot of upcoming design and construction schedules and programmatic costs at a “top” line level for the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) Program. It includes foundation projects like the Kissimmee River Restoration and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects. The plan focuses on the “getting the water right.” CERP—the largest aquatic ecosystem restoration effort in the nation, spanning more than 18,000 square miles—is designed to improve the health of more than 2.4 million acres.
Please save the date for the release and presentation of the Final 2022 IDS Update on November 18, 2022 at a virtual SFER Task Force sponsored workshop.
Additional information will be available at: www.saj.usace.army.mil/IDS