South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting

As a reminder, the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force meeting will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9:30AM – 12:30PM at the South Interior Building Auditorium located at 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20240.  An evening monuments tour is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 7:30PM – 9:30PM.

Click here for Draft Agenda

For more details visit us at: EvergladesRestoration.gov

Joint WG/SCG Meeting – September 29, 2016

As a reminder, our meeting is scheduled on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 10:00 – 1:45 PM. It will be held in the Governing Board Auditorium at the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in Building B-1 located at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Meeting will be webcast.

The draft agenda is now available at http://evergladesrestoration.gov/content/wg_handouts.html

For more details visit us at: EvergladesRestoration.gov

 

Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project Workshop

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group Sponsored Workshop
Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project

Please RSVP for the August 31st workshop on the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project being conducted by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group/Science Coordination Group.  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 management operational flexibility in context of the overall Everglades ecosystem restoration; and to restore wetland habitat within the Fisheating Creek, Indian Prairie, and Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough sub-watersheds, S-65D and S-65E basins, and Lake Okeechobee. The preliminary project area, where placement of features will be considered, covers a large portion of the
Lake Okeechobee Watershed north of the lake.

Your RSVP will help us prepare sufficient materials for everyone’s participation.

Please click here to RSVP

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Indian RiverSide Park
Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion, 2nd Floor
1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

For driving directions, please call the park office at 772-463-3201.

Western Everglades Restoration Project Workshop

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group Sponsored Workshop
Western Everglades Restoration Project

Please RSVP for the August 23rd workshop on the Western Everglades Restoration Project being conducted by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group/Science Coordination Group. The purpose of the workshop is to engage the public in sharing knowledge and expanding and refining the existing knowledge base regarding historic conditions, existing conditions, water flow, landscape features, and restoration ideas for the project area.

Your RSVP will help us prepare sufficient materials for everyone’s participation.

Please click here to RSVP

 

Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project Workshop

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group Sponsored Workshop – Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project

This workshop is being sponsored by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group 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 management operational flexibility in context of the overall Everglades ecosystem restoration; and to restore wetland habitat within the Fisheating Creek, Indian Prairie, and Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough sub-watersheds, S-65D and S-65E basins, and Lake Okeechobee. The preliminary project area, where placement of features will be considered, covers a large portion of the Lake Okeechobee Watershed north of the lake.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Indian RiverSide Park
Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion, 2nd Floor
1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

For driving directions, please call the park office at 772-463-3201.

The draft agenda and read-ahead information is available at: http://www.evergladesrestoration.gov/content/lowp.html

For more details visit us at: http://www.evergladesrestoration.gov

Western Everglades Restoration Project Workshop

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group Sponsored Workshop
Western Everglades Restoration Project

A public workshop for the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) is being sponsored by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group to engage the public in an exchange of technical information related to hydrology and land cover in the study area. This Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) project aims to improve the quality, quantity, timing, and distribution of water needed to restore and reconnect the western Everglades ecosystem.

The original CERP project identified to restore and reconnect the western Everglades ecosystem was called the Big Cypress/L-28 Interceptor Modification. The purpose of this project, as defined within the CERP, is to reestablish sheetflow from the West Feeder Canal across the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and into Big Cypress National Park, maintain flood protection on Seminole Tribal lands, and ensure that inflows to the North and West Feeder Canals meet applicable water quality standards. Project features considered under CERP include modification of levees and canals, water control structures, pumps, and stormwater treatment areas with a total storage capacity of 7,600 acre-feet located within and adjacent to the Miccosukee and Seminole Indian Reservations in Collier and Hendry Counties. This CERP component will serve as the starting point for the WERP and will be refined through the planning process.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

John Boy Auditorium
1200 South W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440

The draft agenda and read-ahead information is available at: http://www.evergladesrestoration.gov/content/werp.html

For more details visit us at:  http://www.evergladesrestoration.gov