August 2018August 2018
Description
Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) 

Public meetings scheduled for the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) 

The South Florida Water Management District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announce a series of public meetings during the agency and public review period for the LOWRP’s Draft PIR and EIS.  These meetings are required as part of the National Environmental Policy Act

The public is advised that it is possible that one or more members of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District may attend and participate in the meetings.  No Governing Board action will be taken.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6-8 pm

Lee County Mosquito and Hyacinth Control Districts

15191 Homestead Road

Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6-8 pm

Indian River State College

Wolf High-Technology Center

2400 SE Salerno Road

Stuart, FL 34997

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6-8 pm

Indian River State College

Williamson Conference and Education Center

2229 NW 9th Avenue

Okeechobee, FL 34972

The Draft LOWRP Integrated PIR/EIS was released for public review on July 6, 2018 and is available at:

http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOWRP/

The public comment period ends on August 20, 2018.

Submit comments by email to:

OkeechobeeWatershedRestoration@usace.army.mil

Submit comments by mail:

Dr. Gretchen Ehlinger

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District

P.O. Box 4970

Jacksonville, FL  32232-0019

Additional Information is available on the Corps website at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Ecosystem-Restoration/.

Contact:  Erica Skolte,561-340-1527 or Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

Water Resources Analysis Coalition (WRAC) Public Forum - Aug 2018

Location:
SFWMD Headquarters
Building 1 – Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL  33406

Contact Information:
Yvette Bonilla, ybonilla@sfwmd.gov

Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP)

Public meetings scheduled for the Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project (LOWRP) 

The South Florida Water Management District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announce a series of public meetings during the agency and public review period for the LOWRP’s Draft PIR and EIS.  These meetings are required as part of the National Environmental Policy Act

The public is advised that it is possible that one or more members of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District may attend and participate in the meetings.  No Governing Board action will be taken.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6-8 pm

Lee County Mosquito and Hyacinth Control Districts

15191 Homestead Road

Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6-8 pm

Indian River State College

Wolf High-Technology Center

2400 SE Salerno Road

Stuart, FL 34997

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6-8 pm

Indian River State College

Williamson Conference and Education Center

2229 NW 9th Avenue

Okeechobee, FL 34972

The Draft LOWRP Integrated PIR/EIS was released for public review on July 6, 2018 and is available at:

http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOWRP/

The public comment period ends on August 20, 2018.

Submit comments by email to:

OkeechobeeWatershedRestoration@usace.army.mil

Submit comments by mail:

Dr. Gretchen Ehlinger

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District

P.O. Box 4970

Jacksonville, FL  32232-0019

Additional Information is available on the Corps website at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Ecosystem-Restoration/.

Contact:  Erica Skolte,561-340-1527 or Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

Governing Board Monthly Business Meeting

District Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (contact: Rosie Byrd 561-682-6805)

Regulatory Public Meeting (August)

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Public Meeting to Discuss Regulatory Matters.

All or part of these meetings will be video-conferenced in order to permit maximum participation from the South Florida Water Management District Service Centers located at:

Lower West Coast Service Center
2301 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Okeechobee Service Center
3800 NW 16th Boulevard
Okeechobee, FL 34972

Orlando Service Center
1707 Orlando Central Parkway
Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32809

The meeting will also be webcast.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Agendas are available 7 days prior to the meeting date. You may obtain a copy of the agenda by going to our website at: www.sfwmd.gov/rules
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For more information, you may contact: Information line at 561-682-6207 or Florida toll-free 800-432-2045 x6207

CANCELLED - Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force


The Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force will host a meeting to provide information and receive input from the public on various ongoing management programs in Lake Okeechobee.

Location:
SFWMD Headquarters
B-1 Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL  33406

Big Cypress Basin Board Meeting

Collier County Government Center, Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor

3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112

contact: Charity Saieva (csaieva@sfwmd.gov)

(Final Millage and Budget adoption)

2018 Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan Update: Public Stakeholder Meeting #3

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:30 AM 2018 Lower East Coast Water Supply Plan Update: Public Stakeholder Meeting #3


PLACE: City of Boca Raton - 6500 Building, 6500 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33487, (561) 982-4000

The meeting will include an overview of the draft 2018 LEC Water Supply Plan, which assesses current and projected water needs in the LEC Planning Area through 2040.


 

Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative Meeting

Date and Time:  Monday, August 27, 2018, 12:00 PM

Place:  Jupiter Emergency Operations Center, 3133 Washington Street, Jupiter FL  33458

General subject matter to be considered: Meeting to discuss and consider LRPI business, including current and future projects and activities.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting:  Nestor Garrido, Office of Everglades Policy and Coordination, South Florida Water Management District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (561) 682-6908, ngarrido@sfwmd.gov