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  • 18 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    A Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed (LOW) project will take place today, January 18, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, informs. The main goal of these meetings is to enable federal, state and local agencies and tribal governments to provide their input into the LOW restoration scheme. Comprehensive Everglades Restoration […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued a permit to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the first phase of the Rolling Meadows Restoration Project. The project will restore about 2,000 acres of natural wetland habitat and reconnect hydrologic flows to Lake Hatchineha, ultimately restoring water flow into the Kissimmee River and helping restore […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The  South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is conducting a series of workshops to solicit public input on plan alternatives for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project.  These meetings will take place today, from 1 to 4 p.m. at SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center in Okeechobee, and tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to noon at SFWMD Headquarters B-1 […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group is sponsoring a workshop on Wednesday (August 31) in Jensen Beach to engage the public in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed project (LOW). The purpose of the LOW project is: to improve the quantity and timing of water entering Lake Okeechobee and the northern estuaries; to improve regional water […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has announced a series of public meetings for the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP).  The Corps proposes an above-ground wetland attenuation feature (WAF) and several aquifer storage & recovery (ASR) wells in an […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are the organizers of today’s Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project. The meeting will enable federal, state and local agencies and tribal governments to provide their input into the project. PDT meeting, taking place today February 15th 2017, […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is inviting local stakeholders – government representatives, scientists, environmentalists, agricultural operators and others – to attend a meeting (Wednesday, Sept. 17) to discuss development of the Lake Okeechobee restoration plan. This is part of a series of meetings meant to develop and identify specific pollutant reductions necessary and strategies […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) yesterday convened local stakeholders, government representatives, scientists, environmentalists, agricultural operators and others, to continue development of the Lake Okeechobee restoration plan. “The Lake Okeechobee restoration plan is one of the most complicated we have undertaken,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “It […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has formally adopted an aggressive 10-year restoration plan, known as a basin management action plan or BMAP, covering Lake Okeechobee. The long-term restoration plan was carefully developed through a series of public meetings that included environmental groups, agricultural interests, local governments as well as the public. The plan identifies […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection convened local stakeholders — government representatives, scientists, environmentalists, agricultural operators and others — to continue development of the Lake Okeechobee restoration plan. This meeting was another in a series of monthly gatherings to establish the specific pollutant load reductions and action strategies essential to improving lake water quality. […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will host a technical meeting on July 1 to discuss the Lake Okeechobee restoration plan. The restoration plan, known as a basin management action plan or BMAP, was adopted late last year and identifies strategies and projects to return the lake to health. “The department and stakeholders invested considerable effort […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Continuing in his efforts to bring relief from the massive discharges of nutrient-laden water from Lake Okeechobee, Congressman Curt Clawson yesterday introduced his bipartisan legislation to expedite repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD). Clawson’s legislation would set aside $800 million and require the Army Corps of Engineers to complete the urgent repairs needed to […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites stakeholders — government representatives, scientists, environmental organizations, agricultural operators and others — to attend a meeting to discuss the draft Lake Okeechobee restoration plan (November 18, at Williamson Conference and Education Center, Okeechobee, FL). This is part of a series of meetings meant to develop and identify specific […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection again engaged local stakeholders, government representatives, scientists, environmentalists, agricultural operators and others, on development of the restoration plan for Lake Okeechobee. This meeting continued an intensified program of monthly gatherings to establish the specific pollutant load reductions and action strategies essential to improving lake water quality. This month’s […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Ecosystem Projects introduced a consolidated Environmental Resource Permit, or ERP, to the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Repair and Rehabilitation Project (R&R Project). The permit authorizes construction and replacement of Culverts 2, 12A and HP-2 with new water control structures S-278 […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Government efforts to restore the ecological health of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries are under fire from Florida environmental groups. The projects on the table are well-intentioned, say several organizations. But the astronomical costs and unrealistic projections won’t restore wetlands and conserve water resources, and are nothing more than a waste […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will be hosting a public meeting to discuss and seek input on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project. The meeting will be held in the Okeechobee Auditorium on Tuesday, July 26th with an open house beginning at 6 p.m., followed by an official presentation at 7 p.m. The […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement regarding the U.S. President Obama’s budget that makes significant reductions to the Lake Okeechobee dike system and Everglades projects. “Last year, Florida communities experienced a rainy season that exposed the short comings of the federal government’s inaction in funding projects to protect South Florida estuaries,” said Governor Scott. […]

  • 22 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will host a virtual information session for people interested in rehabilitation efforts at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. The information session will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 26. Interested individuals can listen to audio of the presentation via teleconference, […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The RECOVER Lake Okeechobee Stage Performance Measure used to evaluate regional scenarios for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) has been approved by the RECOVER (Restoration, Coordination & Verification) Executive Committee. RECOVER (REstoration COordination & VERification) is a multi-agency team of scientists, modelers, planners and resource specialists who organize and apply scientific and technical information […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. President Donald Trump toured Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike last Friday, as part of a major environmental visit. During his walking tour, President Trump looked at the work being done on the aging dike to improve water quality across South Florida. Joining him were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, along […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is accepting comments on the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP). USACE proposes an above-ground wetland attenuation feature (WAF) and several aquifer storage & recovery (ASR) wells in an area north of the lake. […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Staff with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, continue to report no significant issues of concern following inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. “The safety of the people living and working around Lake Okeechobee remains our highest priority,” said Col. Jason Kirk, Jacksonville District Commander. “We […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Colonel Jason Kirk, commander of USACE’s Jacksonville District, yesterday presented an update on ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program were also mentioned during the presentation, USACE said. Regarding the ecosystem restoration projects in the Everglades […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    This time last year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District was managing a challenging scenario fueled by heavy rains during the dry season and early part of the wet season, forcing them to release billions of gallons of water from Lake Okeechobee to protect the Herbert Hoover Dike. Col. Jason Kirk, U.S. Army […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, following the release of a revised Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) for Everglades restoration projects at the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force meeting, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio urged the Army Corps to work with the South Florida Water Management District, in consultation with the Secretary of the Interior, to reassess the prioritization of restoration […]