Archive: 2022
  • September

    Portugués Dam: Defender for a Decade

    (PONCE, Puerto Rico) Sept. 25, 2022) -- Puerto Rico's topography varies from the low plains of the southern coast to steep mountain slopes that rise up to 600 above the Portugués River. The proposed plan to build a dam was a response to the wet season and steep mountain slopes that cause runoff from heavy rain and fill the stream quickly, flooding many surrounding areas.
  • USACE delivers generators in support of Hurricane Fiona response in Puerto Rico

    (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Sept. 21, 2022 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) successfully installed a 240 Kva generator provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Diagnostic Treatment Center of Guanica, Puerto Rico Sept. 21, providing sufficient temporary power to the facility until commercial power is restored.
  • 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.
  • June

    Jacksonville District continues beach placement on Indian Beach Park and Allison Beach segment of Miami Beach shoreline protection project

    Jacksonville, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District, continues work on the Miami Beach Renourishment project that distributes sand placement at the southern end of the Indian Beach Park and Allison Beach. The project started June 13, 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.
  • USACE Safeguarding Ecosystems in the Antilles - Humacao Natural Reserve, Río Antón Ruíz restoration project

    ANTILLES, Puerto Rico. (April 21, 2022) - Just in time to celebrate Earth Day the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed Río Antón Ruíz, Humacao Natural Reserve restoration project that safeguards its ecosystem.
  • Kim Taplin retires, leaves a lasting legacy after 26 years of service to the Nation and America's Everglades

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 6, 2022) -U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District employee, "The legendary Kim Taplin," retired after 26 years of selfless service to our Nation.
  • February

    USACE Command Sergeant Major visits Jacksonville District, gets overview of projects

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb 24, 2022) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' senior enlisted adviser Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint visited the Jacksonville District February 16-17, 2022.
  • 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.
  • January

    That's a wrap. Soto reflects on 36 years with the district as she readies for retirement

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 31, 2022) – Lucy Soto, Jacksonville District's Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, is wrapping up her more than 36-year career this week while looking forward to her retirement.
  • USACE highlights restoration momentum at Everglades Coalition Conference

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2022) - After years of challenging policy work, Everglades restoration efforts are beginning to show real momentum. Col. James Booth, commander of the Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, gave an update on the "incredible progress" made on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan over the past few years, including 20 projects complete or in phase 1 implementation, another 20 authorized or already under construction, and 8 more still in the feasibility study phase.