Big Fishweir Creek Meeting Set for Tomorrow

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will host a community meeting Tuesday, October 29 at Willowbranch Branch Library in Jacksonville, Fla. 32205.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community with an overview, update, and next steps for the Big Fishweir Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project. The Project Partnership Agreement, which signifies the start of design and permitting, was executed on June 7, 2018, between the Corps and local sponsor, City of Jacksonville.

“The public will have an opportunity for comment after the presentation. It’s anticipated the representatives from the City of Jacksonville and the Florida Department of Transporation will attend the meeting,” said USACE in its release.

Big Fishweir Creek is an urban tributary of the St. Johns River, located approximately four miles south of downtown Jacksonville.

The overall goal of the Big Fishweir Creek project is to restore healthy aquatic habitat in the creek by providing ecological benefits including the removal of sediment, removal of exotic vegetation, restoration of submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation, etc.