US Army Corps of Engineers
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Scoping Meetings for LCA Ecosystem Restoration Project Scheduled for November

Published Nov. 4, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the State of Louisiana, Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, will be hosting three public scoping meetings to discuss the development of the proposed Louisiana Coastal Area, Medium Diversion at Myrtle Grove with Dedicated Dredging ecosystem restoration project.

As part of the National Environmental Policy Act process for major Federal actions having a significant effect on the environment, the Corps will be hosting these meetings to provide the public with an opportunity to share ideas, concerns, resources, etc., that they would like to be considered in the preparation of the Medium Diversion at Myrtle Grove feasibility study and Environmental Impact Statement.

The project involves a medium-sized diversion through a structure on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, LA near the community of Myrtle Grove. The project would also feature a dedicated effort to place dredged material to benefit the ecosystem within the study area, which includes the mid- and lower Barataria Basin.

What: Public scoping meetings to discuss the proposed Medium Diversion at Myrtle Grove with Dedicated Dredging project in Plaquemines Parish, LA.


When: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010
Open House 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Scoping Meeting 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Joseph’s Hall
8151 Barataria Blvd
Crown Point, Louisiana 70072

When: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010
Open House 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Scoping Meeting 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: South Lafourche Levee District
17904 Hwy 3235
Galliano, Louisiana 70354

When: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
Open House 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Scoping Meeting 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Woodland Plantation
21977 Hwy 23
Port Sulphur, LA 70083


Contact
Rachel Rodi
504-862-2587
rachel.rodi@usace.army.mil

Release no. 10-015