USACE invites partners, stakeholders, and the public to educational webinars and Listening Sessions about the Integrated Delivery Schedule for Everglades Restoration

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
Published July 7, 2023
Image of front and back page of Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) 2022

Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites our partners, the public and stakeholders to join us for two virtual Integrated Delivery Schedule educational webinars and Stakeholder Listening Sessions on Friday, August 4, 2023 at 3 p.m. and Friday, August 18, 2023 at 3 p.m.

The purpose of these engagements is to provide partners, stakeholders and the public with an opportunity to learn more about the Integrated Delivery Schedule or ‘IDS’ and to host a listening session.

The IDS reflects the sequencing strategy for planning, design, and construction for 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 Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park, Critical Projects, Kissimmee River Restoration, non-Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) Central and Southern Flood (C&SF), and CERP projects. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) 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.

The IDS synchronizes program and project priorities with the State of Florida and achieves the CERP restoration objectives at the earliest practicable time, consistent with annual funding updates and the interdependencies between project components.

These sessions will use the 2022 IDS as a basis for the presentations. Questions and answers will be moderated virtually through the WebEx chat.

Please join us for these two Integrated Delivery Schedule Educational Webinars and Listening Sessions:

Friday, August 4, 2023: Integrated Delivery Schedule 101 and Stakeholder Listening Session (virtual- focus on the front page of the IDS)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
US Toll Free +1-844-800-2712
Access Code: 2760 169 3425

Friday, August 18, 2022: Integrated Delivery Schedule, 68 CERP Components Overview and Listening Session with Stakeholders (virtual- focus on the back page of the IDS)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
US Toll Free +1-844-800-2712
Access Code: 2760 169 3425

Please save the date for these additional upcoming engagements:

September 6, 2023: Task Force Working Group and Science Coordination Group – 2023 Working Draft
Presentation of Working Draft 2023 IDS Update to the Public
Hybrid, hosted by Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives (OERI) at SFWMD Headquarters in West Palm Beach, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

November 15, 2023: Task Force Sponsored Workshop - Final 2023 IDS
Release of Final Draft 2023 IDS Update
Washington, D.C., hosted by Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives (OERI) 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional information is available at:

Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)

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