South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting

As a reminder the next South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force meeting is schedule on Friday, April 26, 2019.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM and 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.

The meeting will be webcast.
Click here for the draft agenda and read-ahead information.

For more information please visit us at EvergladesRestoration.gov

Please join us April 22-25, 2019 at Coral Springs, Florida

Greater Everglades science continues to be a foundation element for Everglades restoration and management. Building on the successful GEER conferences in 2017, 2015 and before, GEER 2019 will address the most pressing and complex science issues that we face now and into the future of restoration – a future that includes uncertain climate patterns, threats from invasive species, altered hydrology, development pressure, and degraded water quality.

High-quality science has supported new restoration projects underway, or soon to be underway, including:

  • assessment of how a degraded Everglades will respond to restored sheet flow
  • examining the ecological effects of Hurricane Irma on the Everglades and coastal environments
  • how we should deal with invasive species, both those recently introduced and those long-established
  • and the ongoing balance between restoration goals and endangered species protection

Sound science relevant to these challenges and the restoration efforts is required to provide resource managers and policy-makers with the best information possible. GEER 2019 will continue its legacy of providing a valuable forum for scientists and engineers to showcase and communicate the latest scientific developments, and to facilitate information exchange that builds shared understanding among federal, state, local, and tribal scientists and decision-makers, academia, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and private citizens. A premier gathering, GEER is a collaborative effort and we invite you to join us!

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South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting

Please hold Friday, April 26, 2019 for the next meeting of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force.

The meeting is tentatively scheduled to begin at 9:30AM and 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.

The meeting will be webcast. The draft agenda and read-ahead material will be provided at a later date.

Visit us at EvergladesRestoration.gov

Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Public Input and Public Scoping Meetings

LOSOM Public Input and Public Scoping Meetings

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District invites the public to provide scoping input on the development of the new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM). A series of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public scoping meetings will be held throughout south Florida during the month of February and public scoping comments will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

Click here for Meetings Schedule

Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), a component of the Central & Southern Florida (C&SF) System Operating Plan

The purpose of this effort is to reevaluate and define operations for the Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule that take into account additional infrastructure that will soon be operational. The additional infrastructure that will be taken into consideration includes the Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation, Kissimmee River Restoration Project, as well as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir and C-44 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area.