Public meeting tonight on Central Everglades Planning Project; Fifth meeting in public meeting series

Published Sept. 25, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will be hosting a public meeting in Homestead tonight 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 meeting will be held at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center Auditorium, 18710 SW 288th Street in Homestead. An open house will be hosted from 6:30 - 7 p.m., followed by formal presentations and public comments from 7- 9 p.m.

This meeting is being held as part of the public meeting series hosted throughout south Florida last week to discuss the draft report.

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:


Jenn Miller

Release no. 13-075