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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29

    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, Sept. 29.
  • Corps to continue water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced it will conduct another release of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of efforts to improve environmental conditions in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to continue water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has begun another release of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of ongoing efforts to reduce salinity (saltwater content) in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • Corps to continue water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has started another release of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of an ongoing effort to reduce salinity (saltwater content) in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers honors new America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Annual Pass for Military

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) now accepts the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program’s new Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide.
  • Corps continues water release for Caloosahatchee Estuary

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has begun another release of small amounts of water from Lake Okeechobee as part of an ongoing effort to reduce saltwater content in the Caloosahatchee Estuary.