Posted on July 13, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and the South Florida Water Management District will host a follow-up meeting with interested landowners regarding the Western Everglades Restoration Project (WERP) on August 10, 2022.
“The Corps and South Florida Water Management District will present the preliminary results of our Real Estate Analysis for the Western Everglades Restoration Project during a meeting on August 10. We enjoyed great participation in the previous WERP meetings and would like to continue our ongoing conversation about the preliminary information about real estate for WERP,” said WERP Project Manager Steve Baisden. “We will provide background information on planned project features, associated benefits, and the effects to the lands within the project footprint, and the information in this meeting will be tailored specifically to the landowners in that area. The meeting will be held both in person and virtually on the computer via WebEx, to try to accommodate everyone who would like to join us for a presentation and discussions.”
If you are joining the meetings virtually, *PLEASE log into the webinar first and have it call your phone in order to avoid background noise so all participants can hear the discussion clearly.
Please mute your phone and mute your computer upon joining the meeting.
Meeting for Landowners for the Western Everglades Restoration Project
Wednesday August 10, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Immokalee Branch Public Library
417 N First Street
Immokalee, Florida 34142
The meeting will also be available virtually:
Call-In Number: 1-844-800-2712
Access code: 199 665 6695#
Attendee ID: 173515#
The goals of WERP are to improve the quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of water in the Western Everglades in the effort to re-establish ecological connectivity, reduce the severity and frequency of wildfires, and restore low nutrient conditions.
The Western Everglades Restoration Project is a component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, which was authorized under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2000. The study area covers approximately 1,200 square miles. If the project is authorized, it will improve the quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of water in the western Everglades.
Additional information is available at: www.saj.usace.army.mil/WERP/