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  • 5 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    September 30 marked the end of fiscal year 2016 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District–a year in which the Corps Team of Professionals, alongside its partners, achieved on-the-ground benefits to restore America’s Everglades. The $127 million federal investment in fiscal year 2016 towards Everglades restoration provided essential funding to award critical construction […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded its second contract in the last two weeks to replace water control structures within Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD), the earthen dam surrounding Lake Okeechobee in south Florida. The Corps awarded the contract on Thursday (September 24) for $16.1 million to Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. of […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Two days ago, Congressman Rooney met with Major General Scott A. Spellmon, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations for the Army Corps of Engineers, about funding for Lake Okeechobee and Everglades Restoration projects. Congressman Rooney stated, “After meeting with Major General Spellmon, I am confident that we will continue to have a strong […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representatives Alcee L. Hastings and Patrick E. Murphy have led a bipartisan letter from members of the Florida Congressional Delegation calling on Congressional leaders to maintain the full funding outlined in the President’s budget request for Everglades restoration efforts throughout the appropriations process. “Our waterways are in crisis and require immediate action, but we […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a $130 million investment to continue work on restoring the Everglades and South Florida’s ecosystem as part of the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” Governor Scott said: “This $130 million investment from the ‘It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget’ will fund critical projects that will improve water quality for […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will hold the Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) Industry Day on March 28 in Palm Beach Gardens. A short presentation on the Herbert Hoover Dike Project and information on upcoming projects and technical requirements will be given. “Opportunities for prime contractors and potential sub-contractors to discuss capabilities and […]

  • 24 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District released the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for updating the 1986 Okeechobee Waterway (OWW) and Lake Okeechobee (LO) Master Plan. A public workshop is scheduled in LaBelle and public comment will be accepted through September 21, 2018. A Master Plan […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Representatives Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) and Tom Rooney (FL-17) recently sent the following letter to United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy in support of the Army Corps making the final policy decisions necessary for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project to be completed. This project is vital to helping restore […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Taking comments on a proposed project that would extend rehabilitation on the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee by approximately six miles in Palm Beach County is about to start in March, announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District. The Corps will issue a draft environmental assessment on the proposed project by the middle of March, […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host three meetings in January for members of the public to learn more about a draft rehabilitation report for Herbert Hoover Dike. The Corps will conduct the meetings in communities around Lake Okeechobee to discuss a draft summary of a dam safety modification report and an […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. President Donald Trump will visit the Lake Okeechobee area on Friday, March 29, to talk about progress on infrastructure projects on and near the lake, local media reports.  White House Deputy Press Secretary, Judd Deere, confirmed the news, indicating that Trump will tout work on repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike and a long-planned rehabilitation project. […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is about to release a draft copy of a rehabilitation report on Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee for public review and comment. USACE plans to issue a draft summary of a dam safety modification report and an associated draft environmental impact statement to the public on Thursday, December […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a contract to replace a water control structure within Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. USACE awarded the contract on Friday (August 19) for $16.8 million to Harry Pepper & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla. […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    With the close of 2017 and now the start of 2018, the team of professionals from the Army Corps, Jacksonville District, continues to make positive progress hand-in-hand with USACE partners from the South Florida Water Management District, the Department of the Interior and many other agencies implementing the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER) program. “As […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Col. Jason Kirk, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District, spoke to reporters briefly following a meeting with U.S. Rep. Brian Mast in Port St. Lucie last week.  Col. Kirk met with the congressman to provide the latest information related to the Corps’ review of options under consideration to meet the state […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott sent the below letter to Brigadier General Donald E. Jackson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division regarding the Lake Okeechobee Herbert Hoover Dike System and the lack of federal investment for regional restoration projects. Governor Scott stated: “I am writing regarding the Corps of Engineers’ inaction that led […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following the recent passage of S.B. 10 by the Florida Legislature, U.S. Congressman Brian Mast yesterday unveiled the Everglades FIRST (Flow Increases Rely on Storage and Treatment) Act. The bill will expedite the federal timeline for the completion of reports that are required before Everglades restoration projects, including the S.B. 10 southern reservoir, can move […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has awarded its second contract over the last 30 days to replace water control structures at Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the $27.7 million contract to Harry Pepper & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla. The contract calls for replacement of Culverts IP-1 (S-292) […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has just released the latest progress photos of construction at Herbert Hoover Dike. Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) is a 143-mile earthen dam that surrounds Lake Okeechobee, the heart of the Kissimmee-Okeechobee-Everglades system. The project reduces impacts from flooding as a result of high lake levels for a […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tom Rooney, announced recently that the Florida Consolidated Appropriations Bill has passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 309-118. The 2017 Consolidated Appropriations bill is a comprehensive package comprised of the 11 remaining fiscal year 2017 Appropriations bills, which were the subject of hundreds of open hearings and hundreds of amendments on […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces details for the public scoping meeting in Fort Lauderdale and the other meetings regarding the development of the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM). A series of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public scoping meetings are being held throughout south Florida during the month of […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this week outlined his recommendations for water issues in his environmental budget, recommending more than $625 million for Everglades restoration and protection of Florida’s valuable water resources. By investing $625 million each year, more than $2.5 billion will be invested by the end of Governor DeSantis’ first term. This would amount […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed an agreement with the State of Florida to accept an additional $50 million of state funds to help with rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The agreement, known as a Contributed Funds Memorandum of Agreement, was signed yesterday by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded a contract to replace two water control structures in Herbert Hoover Dike as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for the earthen structure surrounding Lake Okeechobee. The Corps awarded the contract Aug. 30 for $31.8 million to Thalle Construction Company of Hillsborough, N.C. The contract […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy spoke recently in support of vital funding for important Army Corps of Engineers’ projects across the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast district he represents. These projects impact the health of the local environment and waterways such as the Indian River Lagoon, the St. Lucie River, and Lake Okeechobee, among others, and they […]