JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 2, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a community meeting on Tuesday, March 6th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Fishweir Elementary School, 3977 Herschel Street, Jacksonville, Fla. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community with an update on the Big Fishweir Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project. A presentation on the recommended plan for Big Fishweir Creek will be provided, and the public will have an opportunity for comment.
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, restoration of habitat for manatee and other native species, removal of exotic vegetation, restoration of submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation, and restoration of wetlands.
Big Fishweir Creek is an urban tributary of the St. Johns River, located approximately 4 miles south of downtown Jacksonville. The creek enters the St. Johns River just north of the Ortega River.
Release no. 12-021