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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites volunteers to plant native wildflowers and grasses at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 23

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District invites the public to participate in a day of service at the W.P. Franklin South Lock and Dam Recreation Area near Alva on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 23, from 7:30 a.m. through 12 p.m. Activities include planting 15,000 wildflowers and grasses in an area that was previously a large open field, to provide habitat restoration and educational opportunities for the local community.
  • USACE announces Project Delivery Team Meeting for Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Operational Plan on September 28

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a virtual public Project Delivery Team (PDT) for the CEPP Operational Plan on Thursday, September 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “The purpose of this Project Delivery Team Meeting is to provide our partners, stakeholders and the public an update on the pre-formulation model runs and an introduction of the upcoming alternatives analysis for the CEPP Operational Plan in the southern part of our Central and Southern Florida system,” said Senior Project Manager Chrissie Figueroa.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces emergency permitting procedures following Hurricane Idalia

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced that it received authority to issue alternative/emergency permitting procedures in response to conditions resulting from Hurricane Idalia. These alternate procedures will be effective for a six-month period, through March 3, 2024. A Corps-issued public notice announcing these alternative/emergency procedures is available at: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices/
  • Open House and Project Delivery Team Meeting for Western Everglades Restoration Project POSTPONED due to Hurricane Idalia

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and our partners at the South Florida Water Management District have POSTPONED the Open House and Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) Project Delivery Team Meeting in Immokalee originally scheduled for Thursday, August 31, due to Hurricane Idalia. The Open House and Hybrid Project Delivery Team meeting will be rescheduled for another date in the future.
  • 2023 Update to the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program’s Integrated Delivery Schedule - Release of Working Draft

    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 2023 Update to the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) Program Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS). The 2023 SFER IDS will be released at the Public Engagement Workshop on September 6 and sponsored by the SFER Task Force. The IDS provides the roadmap for sequencing, planning, design, construction and operations of both federal and state projects related to Everglades restoration. The Task Force Sponsored Public Engagement Workshop on the 2023 Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) Update will be held in person with an option to attend virtually on Wednesday, September 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the South Florida Water Management District B-1 Governing Board Auditorium, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406.
  • USACE hosts Open House prior to Western Everglades Restoration Project Delivery Team Meeting on August 31 in Immokalee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and our partners at the South Florida Water Management District will host an Open House from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the hybrid Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) Project Delivery Team Meeting in-person in Immokalee and also via WebEx, scheduled for Thursday, August 31, from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Removing invasive caimans from Florida Everglades, UF/IFAS study reveals successful strategies

    The spectacled caiman, a species native to Central and South America, has been established in Florida since the 1970s. The pet trade and crocodilian farming industries, escapes and deliberate releases made it possible for caimans to invade the Florida Everglades. They pose a threat to native wildlife occupying the same habitat as our native alligators and crocodiles, competing for food and other resources. Meanwhile, they also prey upon birds, small mammals, fish and other reptiles. In a new University of Florida study, published in the journal Management of Biological Invasions, wildlife biologists at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) reveal how a series of efforts and strategies led to successful control and removal of caimans in specific areas of the Everglades. “This study demonstrates the effects that the combination of early detection, rapid response, and persistent removal efforts can have on an invasive species,” said Sidney Godfrey, a wildlife biologist at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center (UF/IFAS FLREC) and lead author of the study. Scientists consider their removal efforts and the results of the study a significant milestone for invasion science, as its applications can be leveraged and expanded to other invasive species found statewide and globally.
  • USACE announces virtual BBSEER Project Delivery Team Meeting August 14

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District invites Project Delivery Team members, stakeholders, partners, and members of the public to attend a virtual Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting for the Biscayne Bay and Southeastern Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (BBSEER) Project study on Monday, August 14, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • USACE hosts informational meeting on all phases of the Central Everglades Planning Project on August 25

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (USACE), will host a virtual informational meeting Friday, August 25 to inform stakeholders and the public regarding USACE and South Florida Water Management District progress on implementation and all phases of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), a key project of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).
  • USACE announces Western Everglades Restoration Project Delivery Team Meeting on August 31 in Immokalee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces a Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) Project Delivery Team Meeting in-person in Immokalee and also via WebEx, scheduled for Thursday, August 31, from 1 to 4 p.m.