Additional meeting scheduled for Central Everglades Planning Project public meeting series; Meetings begin this week

Published Sept. 16, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has scheduled an additional public meeting to discuss the draft report for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) and give all interested individuals, groups and agencies an opportunity to comment and ask questions.

The public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Homestead, Fla., in addition to the four public meetings being held this week throughout south Florida as part of the public meeting series. Each meeting will host an open house from 6:30 - 7 p.m., followed by formal presentations and public comments from 7- 9 p.m.

• Sept. 16 – Sheraton Suites Plantation in the Plantation I/II Room, 311 N. University Drive, Plantation

• Sept. 17 – SFWMD Lower West Coast Service Center, 2301 McGregor Boulevard, Ft. Myers

• Sept. 18 – SFWMD Governing Board Auditorium, Building B-1, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

• Sept. 19 – Susan H. Johnson Auditorium, Wolf High-Technology Center, Indian River State College,                     Chastain Campus, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart

• Sept. 25 – John D. Campbell Agricultural Center Auditorium, 18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead

The Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) is available online for public review at: Public comments on the draft report will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2013.

Comments can be submitted electronically to: or mailed to:               

Dr. Gretchen Ehlinger
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019

The goal of the Central Everglades Planning Project is to capture water lost to tide and re-direct the water flow south to restore the central and southern Everglades ecosystem and Florida Bay. The Corps is jointly conducting this planning effort with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

Additional information on CEPP is available at:


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Jenn Miller

Release no. 13-071