Two Public Meetings Scheduled for Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project Development
Sept. 26, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be hosting two upcoming public meetings on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project in Okeechobee:
- Technical workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 27
- Landowner Q&A forum on Friday, Oct. 6
The Sept. 27 meeting is a technical workshop hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to educate interested parties and solicit feedback critical to determining the draft plan for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project.
The Oct. 6 meeting is a question and answer forum for landowners in the project's footprint hosted by the South Florida Water Management District. As the SFWMD and the USACE narrow down the project land selection process, the purpose of this event is to explain how the land acquisition process works, provide a timeline of pertinent milestones and answer landowners' questions.
For more information on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Restoration Project and the planning process, visit www.sfwmd.gov/lowrp.