Miami's Coastal Resiliency: Your Voice Matters in USACE's Vital Report

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
Published April 29, 2024

MIAMI, FL - Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Norfolk District and Miami-Dade County at the upcoming public meeting on May 2, 2024, from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Miami-Dade County Main Library Branch in downtown Miami, located at 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130. This meeting is your opportunity to provide feedback on the crucial Miami-Dade County Back Bay (MDBB) Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study Integrated Draft Report and Environmental Assessment. The meeting will be open-house style format with a short presentation by both the County and USACE teams at 6 P.M.

“This Draft Report is a major milestone in our journey to make Miami-Dade County future-ready and protect our residents and businesses from increased storm surge,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “From the beginning of this process, we’ve listened to the community and incorporated your feedback. We now ask our residents to once again offer your input as we continue refining the plan to include the nature-based solutions and other measures you have suggested. This will maximize our golden opportunity to receive federal funding to advance projects that provide yet another layer of integrated protection for our community.”

This meeting aims to gather your insights and suggestions on how to improve the proposed solutions for addressing coastal storm risks in our community. Your input will directly shape the final feasibility report, guiding future actions and securing vital federal funding for projects aimed at safeguarding our homes, businesses, and infrastructure.

“Public feedback is the cornerstone of our mission. Your insights not only strengthen our understanding of community needs but also drive the effectiveness of our strategies,” said Col. Brian Hallberg, USACE Norfolk District Commander. “Your voices will guide us as we shape a resilient future for Miami-Dade County.”

Can't attend in person? No problem! You can still make your voice heard through various channels:

We are also hosting an informational virtual webinar on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting:
(we will not be taking formal comments during the webinar)

Your participation is essential in ensuring that our coastal defenses are robust and effective. Together, let's build a resilient Miami for generations to come.

The feedback received will be heavily considered by the joint USACE and Miami-Dade County study team and used to inform the development of the final feasibility report, which aims for Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) authorization in the upcoming WRDA of 2024.