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  • Corps to close "Boat-In" docks at Franklin Campground for repairs

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will close docks at the W.P Franklin Campground near Fort Myers effective immediately due to structural concerns.
  • Locking restrictions to be implemented on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions on lock
  • Corps announces operations changes at Moore Haven Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced changes in operations at the Moore Haven Lock that will take effect next week.
  • Corps reopens campgrounds, day use parks along Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has reopened all of the campgrounds and day-use parks along the Okeechobee Waterway, after the government shutdown forced them to close down temporarily on Oct. 9.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 28. On this day, fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches will be waived. Locations in Florida include W.P. Franklin, Ortona and St. Lucie recreation areas.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts public meetings on revised setback guidance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a series of four public meetings to explain revised setback guidance to be used in the review of structures proposed for placement along certain federal channels.
  • Enjoy Your Holiday, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, yet the number of deaths by drowning could be reduced drastically if everyone would wear a life jacket. Statistics show that 89 percent of those who drown at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn a life jacket. Here are some safety tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday.
  • Okeechobee Waterway traffic restricted at Ortona Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions on boat traffic at the Ortona Lock on the Okeechobee Waterway while a malfunctioning gate is repaired over the next three weeks.
  • Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site launched

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announces the launch of the Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway Facebook site. This page is specifically geared towards people who want to learn more about Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway and the surrounding communities. A variety of information will be posted, including information about water releases, navigation, structure closings, water safety, recreation, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST), the Herbert Hoover Dike, boating and fishing, environmental stewardship, local events, emergency operations and much more. “Like” Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway on Facebook at http://bit.ly/LakeO
  • St. Lucie Canal between Stuart and Palm City to partially close for construction

    There is a scheduled closure of St. Lucie Canal South Fork at the Indian Street Bridge construction zone between Stuart and Palm City in Martin County, Fla. There will be a daily waterway closure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Feb. 18 through March 4, 2013.