The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be holding a Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project Friday, January 30 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Kimbell Center at Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
The Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project aims to restore and sustain the overall quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of freshwater to the federally designated “National Wild and Scenic” Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River for current and future generations. The project also seeks to restore, sustain, and reconnect the area’s wetlands and watersheds that form the historic headwaters for the river.
Planning efforts for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project were put on hold in 2011 and have now been restarted. The project team is in the process of re-scoping the project, and will use existing plan formulation data and analysis to develop a final plan, known as a Project Implementation Report and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assessment, to prepare for congressional authorization.
PDT meetings enable federal, state and local agencies and tribal governments to provide their input into the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project. Members of the public may attend the PDT meeting and provide public comment at the end of the meeting.