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Series of meetings set on Central Everglades Planning Project

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will be holding a series of public meetings to discuss the draft report for the Central Everglades Planning Project and give interested individuals, groups and agencies an opportunity to comment and ask questions.

Four meetings will be held throughout South Florida on Sept. 16-19. Each meeting will host an open house from 6:30 - 7 p.m., followed by formal presentations and public comments from 7- 9 p.m.

  • Sept. 16 – Sheraton Suites Plantation in the Plantation I/II Room, 311 N. University Drive, Plantation
  • Sept. 17 – SFWMD Lower West Coast Service Center, 2301 McGregor Boulevard, Ft. Myers
  • Sept. 18 – SFWMD Governing Board Auditorium, Building B-1, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach
  • Sept. 19 – Susan H. Johnson Auditorium, Wolf High-Technology Center, Indian River State College, Chastain Campus, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart

The Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Central Everglades Planning Project is available online at: http://bit.ly/CEPP_DPIR.

Public comments on the draft report will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2013.

Comments can be submitted electronically to: CEPPcomments@usace.army.mil or mailed to:

Dr. Gretchen Ehlinger
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019

The goal of the Central Everglades Planning Project is to capture water lost to tide and re-direct the water flow south to restore the central and southern Everglades ecosystem and Florida Bay. The Corps is jointly conducting this planning effort with the South Florida Water Management District.

Additional information on CEPP is available at: http://www.bit.ly/CentralEverglades_CEPP.

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