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  • January

    A worthwhile investment

    Crystal Markley, a Jacksonville District engineer, doesn't vacation in Paris or Tahiti but uses her annual leave volunteering with Engineers without Borders (EWS-USA) to help communities in rural areas access potable water. Markley, who received a degree in agricultural and biological engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, joined Jacksonville District in July 2010. She worked with EWB-USA to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the Nahuaterique region of Honduras.
  • Year in review: Small business office

    During 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District Small Business Office invested in contractors and businesses, hoping the return on investment would pay off in a big way.
  • Year in review: Ports

    Jacksonville District is responsible for 17 deep draft and 20 shallow draft harbors in Florida and the Caribbean – and it seems like teams here made progress on nearly all of them during 2014!
  • Year in Review: Ecosystem restoration

    From transferring the first completed Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) project to resolving long-standing policy issues that will enable restoration projects to move forward, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has performed some heavy lifting this year to keep Everglades restoration progress moving forward.
  • Year in Review: Civil works transformation

    Nature struck powerful blows against Florida in 2012 with storm-force winds, rain and large swells causing more than $68 billion in damages and brought a record amount of beach restoration work to Jacksonville District. The work resulted in constructing 22 projects and in 2014 teams ensured more than 38.5 miles of critically eroded beaches in Florida received sand to protect upland structures.
  • Miami Harbor deepening uncovers 18th century cannon

    The discovery of an early 18th century cannon during work on the Miami Harbor Deepening project was certainly an exciting moment for crew members of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (GLD&D) LLC Company.
  • Corps hosts pre-proposal conference for Indian River Lagoon-South construction contract

    More than 140 interested contractors attended a pre-proposal conference hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District Jan. 13 in Stuart, Fla. The conference was held for contractors interested in submitting proposals to build the reservoir component of the Indian River Lagoon-South’s C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) project in Martin County, Fla.
  • Year in Review: Regulatory

    Due to the April 2014 storms that affected Florida’s Panhandle, the Jacksonville District initiated emergency permitting procedures in response to conditions resulting from these storms.
  • Corps hosts public meeting for Loxahatchee River Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District hosted a public meeting to discuss and seek input on the development of an environmental assessment document for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project Jan. 12 in Stuart, Fla.