Army Corps of Engineers

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Northeast Florida residents are asked to help remove an invasive plant species Saturday.

The Army Corps of Engineers is holding  “air potato roundups” in various parks and gardens to kick off National Invasive Species Awareness Week, beginning March 3.


Florida Department of Environmental Protection

TALLAHASSEE — After decades of legal battles between Florida, Georgia and Alabama over a river system they share, an environmental group on Tuesday warned that the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin is "at the breaking point."

American Rivers — which releases a yearly list of the country's 10 most-endangered rivers — named the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint system its number one for 2016.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — About 200 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees in Florida have been furloughed in the federal government shutdown.

The commander of the corps' Jacksonville district say those furloughs include employees working on an Everglades restoration project with an imminent deadline.

Col. Alan Dodd said Wednesday that construction and water management projects continue. However, the corps has closed its parks and campgrounds. Work on the Central Everglades Planning Project also has been suspended.