Task Force Sponsored Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) Public Workshop

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Click here for draft agenda

Click here to view live webcast

Description and General Purpose of the Workshop:
A single public workshop to engage stakeholders in the 2019 update of the Integrated Delivery Schedule (IDS) is being sponsored by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force.

The updated Integrated Delivery Schedule will provide the sequencing of federally cost-shared Everglades restoration projects. It will provide the sequencing strategy for planning, designing, and constructing federal projects cost-shared with local sponsors as part of the Central and Southern Florida Projects (C&SF), based on ecosystem needs, benefits, costs and available funding. Public discussions related to the IDS will include construction timelines, interdependencies and benefits related to multiple projects.

The Task Force will provide feedback from the workshop to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District. 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 this meeting.

The workshop will be held in the Governing Board Auditorium at the SFWMD in Building B-1 located at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406.

For more information please visit our page at: EvergladesRestoration.gov

Joint Working Group/Science Coordination Group meeting

The draft agenda for the Joint Working Group/Science Coordination Group meeting is now available. [Click here]

As a reminder, the next Joint Working Group/Science Coordination Group meeting scheduled on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

The meeting 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.

Click here for live webcast – available 5 minutes before meeting starts.

Please note that the Task Force Sponsored public engagement workshop on the revised Integrated Delivery Schedule will be held that same day and is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM in the Governing Board auditorium. Working Group and Science Coordination Group members are encouraged to stay and participate in this afternoon workshop.

Biscayne Bay Regional Restoration Coordination Team Meeting

August, 21, 2019; 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

NOAA FISHERIES 75 Virginia Beach Dr. Miami FL 33149, Miami, FL 33149   (305) 361-4200 (main)

Conference line 1-302-202-1108;      
Participant Passcode 197744
Live video    https://meet.google.com/ysq-ovyu-tes?hs=122

For more information about this meeting including agenda please visit us at https://www.evergladesrestoration.gov/bbrrcthandouts/

2019-2020 Meeting Calendar – Save the Dates

Tentative schedule of planned meetings through June of 2020. Please pencil these dates in on your calendars. Also note that additional conference calls/meetings/workshops may be added to this set schedule as we identify and address our highest priorities.

  • Sep 19, 2019 – (AM) Joint WG/SCG meeting at the SFWMD, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Sep 19, 2019 – (PM) IDS public engagement workshop at SFWMD, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Oct 29, 2019 – Task Force meeting at Main Interior, Washington, DC
  • Dec 5, 2019 – Joint WG/SCG meeting at the SFWMD, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Feb 25, 2020 – Joint WG/SCG meeting at the SFWMD, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Mar 16, 2020 – Task Force meeting at the SFWMD, West Palm Beach, FL
  • June 23, 2020 – Joint WG/SCG meeting at the SFWMD, West Palm Beach, FL

Additional information (logistics and proposed agendas) for the September 19th WG/SCG meeting and IDS public engagement workshop will be provided in the near future.

For more information please visit us at evergladesrestoration.gov

Biscayne Bay Regional Restoration Coordination Team Meeting

As a reminder, the BBRRCT meeting will be held on July 24th from 11:30-3:00 PM at NOAA FISHERIES, 75 Virginia Beach Dr. Miami FL 33149.

Click here for agenda (it includes logistics and call in information) and Draft PMP for BBCW Phase 2.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will present a Project Management Plan (PMP) for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project (BBCW) Phase 2. This PMP is being compiled to expedite the associated scoping and overall Project Implementation Report (PIR) process for BBCW Phase 2 when funding becomes available. To be as helpful as possible, the USACE has provided a copy of the draft PMP in advance of the meeting for our review.

We can help by reading the draft PMP before the meeting. Also, the USACE is asking for any new information that would be relevant to the Phase 2 project. If you know of any tools, monitoring, synthesis, reports or data that could help in the BBCW Phase 2 planning process, please be prepared to discuss at the July meeting and, if possible, please send the information to the USACE Project Manager, Marie Huber, at Marie.L.Huber@usace.army.mil

For example, latest sea level rise predictions may need to be incorporated into the new planning process. Another example is any project or operation changes that are relevant since the last report, such as the Combined Operations Plan for Modified Water Deliveries. One more example of helpful information would be large-scale restoration related efforts such as the Reasonable Assurance Plan for Miami Dade being initiated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in September. These efforts could provide important coordination opportunities to share data and tools and ensure consistency.

Joint Working Group/Science Coordination Group meeting

As a reminder, the next Joint Working Group/Science Coordination Group meeting scheduled for tomorrow Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM. The meeting 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.

Click here for handouts and presentations

Click here for live webcast [available 5 minutes before meeting starts]