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  • October

    Chief of engineers visits Hurricane Ian battered Fort Myers Beach

    FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 55th chief of engineers visited the Fort Myers Beach, Florida area to tour the damage from Hurricane Ian, a ferocious storm that struck the southwestern coast a week ago, unleashing widespread destruction of homes and businesses. Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, took an aerial tour of the hurricane damage over Fort Myers Beach and received various briefings from his Emergency Management Operations team on the support the Corps of Engineers is providing.
  • September

    Jacksonville District provides support in response to Hurricane Fiona

    (SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Sept. 20, 2022) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has received FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) for Regional Activation and Temporary Emergency Power in response to Hurricane Fiona. Under these MAs we have deployed a Temporary Emergency Power Planning and Response Team, Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion, team leaders and assistant team leaders, as well as subject matter experts in logistics, temporary power, infrastructure assessment and debris. The Jacksonville District is coordinating with local, state and federal agencies on requirements and support in response to Hurricane Fiona.
  • August

    South Atlantic Division signs SACS Final Report

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Jason E. Kelly, signed the Final Report of the South Atlantic Coastal Study during a virtual online ceremony on July 25. 2022.
  • July

    Hon. Gabe Camarillo gets overview of USACE Projects in Puerto Rico

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District Commander, Col. James L. Booth, (Middle) and Deputy District Commander, Antilles Area, Maj. Jesus Soto, (Left) provide the Under Secretary of The Army, Hon. Gabe Camarillo a command brief. (USACE photos by Mark Rankin)
  • USACE signs Project Partnership Agreement for Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    San Juan, Puerto Rico. (July 26, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a Ceremonial Signing for the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to start construction of the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project today at the Area Recreativa Jose Pepe Diaz (Pepe Díaz Trail Park), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • USACE hosts Infrastructure representatives for tour of the Everglades

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District hosted Mitch Landrieu, White House Sr. Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator, Jaime A. Pinkham, The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Lawmaker Pete Osceola Jr., and Everglades Foundation Chief Executive Officer Eric Eikenberg along with state, local leaders and key Everglades nonprofit partners for a project overview and tour inside the Everglades in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on July 21, 2022.
  • May

    USACE, JAXPORT mark milestone: Harbor deepening project complete

    JACKSONVILLE, FL. (May 23, 2022) – Today federal, state, and local leaders joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and the JAXPORT team to celebrate the completion of the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project through JAXPORT’s Blount Island terminal.
  • Rio Puerto Nuevo – Moving Forward with Innovated Proposed Channel

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (May 10, 2022) – Engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District briefed and provided an overview of the Rio Puerto Nuevo Flood Damage Reduction project at La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 5. The overview provided clarity for updates and changes since the project was authorized. as authorized.
  • April

    Every Day is Earth Day

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2022) – For Matt, every day is Earth Day. A Florida native and a waterman, his passion led him to a career and life of working with nature.
  • Prevention Starts with You: USACE reinforces prevention as key to combating sexual assault

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2022) – In a perfect world, the conversation about sexual assault would never have to happen. Unfortunately, our world is far from perfect and sexual harassment, and assaults are still happening today. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has taken the stance and prioritized their Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) campaign focusing on and highlighting the fact that prevention starts with you.
  • Request for facility expansion support keeps Jacksonville District in forefront of pandemic fight

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 21, 2022) –Two years later, and still in the throes of a global pandemic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District continues to be at the forefront of the COVID-19 fight.
  • February

    Jacksonville District restarts Western Everglades Restoration Project

    Jacksonville, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2022) –One of the few Everglades restoration projects located in Southwest Florida, the Western Everglades Restoration Project is back with an approved extension and a plan to complete the study in 2023.
  • USACE breaks ground on Stormwater Treatment area in Fort Pierce

    FORT PIERCE, Fla.- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction on the Indian River Lagoon- South C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area.
  • December

    Army Corps of Engineers temporarily closes St. Lucie Lock for major maintenance and repairs

    STUART, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2020) – After a year of planning, coordination and notification, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a planned temporary closure of the St. Lucie Lock for major maintenance and repairs starting Jan. 4, 2022, with completion expected no later than March 31.
  • November

    USACE celebrates Indian River Lagoon-South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area completion

    MARTIN COUNTY, Fla.- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the filling of the Indian River Lagoon- South C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Nov. 19, 2021.
  • October

    U.S. Army Corps announces Chief’s Report signing for Pinellas County, Florida Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

    Jacksonville, Fla. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general, has signed the Chief’s Report for the the Pinellas County, Florida Coastal Storm Risk Management Study, recommending the project to Congress for approval. The project could be included in the next Water Resources Development Act. If approved, separate appropriations legislation would have to be passed to fund the construction of the project.
  • September

    U.S. Army Corps announces Chief’s Report signing for San Juan Metro Coastal Storm Risk Management Study

    San Juan, Puerto Rico - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces that Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general, has signed the Chief’s Report for the San Juan Metro Area Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Study.
  • Booth becomes 61st commander of Jacksonville District

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (Sept. 9, 2021) – U.S. Army Col. James L. Booth took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District today during a change of command ceremony at the at the Terry Theater, Times Union Center, Jacksonville. He becomes the 61st commander of the district.
  • June

    Sarasota celebrates completion of Corps re-nourishment project at Lido Beach

    SARASOTA, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, Sarasota City officials and local beach lovers gathered to celebrate the completion of the district’s Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project at Lido Beach May 27, 2021.
  • A Simple Device manages the Eco-scape

    Many of these whirling watercraft operators are piloting a new device that promises efficiency, efficacy, and most importantly accountability. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, biologist Jessica Fair and Keith Mangus, project manager at Applied Aquatic Management, took me out on the lake to explain how this small, inconspicuous device will revolutionize the management of invasive plants.