Author: Amanda Parker
  • December

    USACE employees rescue turtle hatchlings during rare discovery

    It was a typical site visit to view progress on a local beach restoration project – until it wasn’t. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District employees Lindsay Brantley, Jennifer Tyler, and Brooke Warlitner were traveling along an access road toward Summer Haven to view a beach disposal site when the convoy of vehicles in front of them suddenly began to stop.
  • Big Fishweir Creek project shows signs of progress

    The Big Fishweir Creek project is moving forward after the City of Jacksonville recently approved funding for the Corps to execute a project partnership agreement and initiate the design and implementation phase of the project.
  • May

    Corps team solves mystery of collapsed bridge in Haiti

    Rumors of prominent Haitian families at odds with intent to sabotage, to thieves who steal nuts and bolts to sell for money, and other stories of intrigue gripped the island as locals tried to piece together what caused a notable bridge to collapse in March.
  • April

    Kings Bay Entrance Channel Dredging Completion and New Contract Award

    The Kings Bay Entrance Channel dredging project was successfully completed last week and a new contract award for the Kings Bay Inner Channel dredging project was announced April 8.
  • October

    Antilles Area Office completes successful move to new location

    After a large scale coordinated effort, employees finally settled into their new office space in mid- September. The new temporary facility is located at the Angel Ramos Foundation-Annex Building, 383 FD Roosevelt Ave., San Juan, PR, 00917, and will be occupied for up to five years.
  • February

    Puerto Nuevo flood reduction project under construction

    A $40-million mega project is underway at Bechara in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which addresses flood risk reduction. The project involves replacing a 7-foot diameter sewer siphon in the Port of San Juan, which provides drainage for major portions of the city.
  • Culebra residents meet new project manager and hear updates on projects

    Residents of Culebra, Puerto Rico were introduced to Jacksonville District’s newest project manager, Wilberto Cubero, at a recently held meeting updating the community about ongoing work on the island.
  • November

    Progress continues at Antilles Middle School

    Since construction began on the Antilles Elementary School at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico in 2012, the project is 50 percent complete. The school consists of five buildings, A, B, C, D, and E which are in varying stages of completion. There are three academic wings, an administrative wing and a gymnasium/ cafeteria wing.