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  • Mile Point construction moves forward; marsh waterways to close

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asks the public to use extra caution in the waterways and on land features within the Mile Point construction area on the St. Johns River. The construction zone contains a variety of vessels, including large barges and a dredge with pipelines, in the Chicopit Bay area and Intracoastal Waterway, and crews are also operating heavy equipment at Helen Cooper Floyd Park. These areas are restricted to construction personnel only due public safety concerns.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers free tours at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer free tours of the W. P. Franklin Lock and Dam on the Okeechobee Waterway in Alva through March.
  • Corps of Engineers announces Miami Harbor project successes

    Jacksonville, Fla. – The U.S Army Corps of Engineers announces the official construction completion on the Miami Harbor Deepening and Widening Project, the first major port deepening to a 50-feet depth in the southeastern United States. Along with deepening, which was finished in September, mitigation construction is also completed. Recent monitoring shows the mitigation features are functioning successfully. “We are pleased at the success of the mitigation features,” said the Corps’ Jacksonville District Commander, Col. Jason A. Kirk. “The features include nearly 17 acres of seagrass and 12 acres of artificial reef.”
  • W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area beach closed for swimming

    The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area for swimming because of concerns about water quality. The beach remains open for sunbathing and recreational activities other than swimming.
  • Swimming beach open at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has reopened the swimming beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area on the Caloosahatchee River.
  • W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area beach closed for swimming

    The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed the beach at W.P. Franklin South Recreation Area for swimming because of concerns about water quality.
  • Clean Water Act case settled between the U.S. and Juan Carlos Sainz

    A Miami-Dade County homebuilder, Juan Carlos Sainz, has been required to pay a $45,000 civil penalty and repay $222,482.96 plus $30,276 in interest to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.
  • Army Corps of Engineers invites volunteers to W.P. Franklin Recreation Area on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26

    The Jacksonville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to participate in a day of service at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam Recreation Area near Alva on Saturday, September 26. Activities include planting native trees and shrubs.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide on Sept. 26 in recognition of National Public Lands Day.
  • Corps reopens “boat-in” docks at W.P. Franklin Campground

    The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened four “boat-in” docks at the W.P Franklin North Campground on the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers following the completion of structural repairs.