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Scoping Meetings for LCA Ecosystem Restoration Projects Scheduled for September

Published Sept. 24, 2009
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the State of Louisiana’s Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration (OCPR), is hosting a series of scoping meetings to gather public input for the planning and execution of near-term critical restoration projects identified in the Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Plan (LCA Plan).
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 two scoping meetings in September to gather public input. Scoping meetings allow the public the opportunity to identify issues and alternatives to be addressed in an environmental document, which are incorporated into the Environmental Impact Statement.
What: A public scoping meeting to discuss the Stabilization of Gulf Shoreline at Point Au Fer Island project. The presentation will address ways to increase the stability of the Point Au Fer Island shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Terrebonne Parish, LA. Restoration efforts may include rock armoring and marsh creation.
When: Monday, Sept. 28, 2009
Open House 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Scoping Meeting 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Morgan City Municipal Auditorium
705 Myrtle Street
Morgan City, LA 70380
What: A public scoping meeting to discuss ways to Maintain the Land Bridge Between Caillou (Sister) Lake and the Gulf of Mexico project. The presentation will address ways to restore and maintain the land bridge between the Gulf of Mexico and Caillou (Sister) Lake in Terrebonne Parish, LA. Restoration efforts may include rock armoring and marsh creation.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009
Open House 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Scoping Meeting 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
Council Chambers meeting room, 2nd floor
8026 Main St., Houma, LA 70360

Contact
Rene Poche
504-862-1767
rene.g.poche@usace.army.mil
or
Chris Macaluso
225-342-3968
chris.macaluso@la.gov

Release no. 09-045