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Public meeting scheduled for Loxahatchee River Project

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will host a public meeting to discuss and seek input on the development of an environmental assessment document for the Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project.

Interested individuals, groups and agencies are welcome to comment and ask questions.

The meeting will be held in the Wolf High-Technology Center’s Susan H. Johnson Auditorium at the Indian River State College Chastain Campus, 2400 SE Salerno Road in Stuart, FL, on Monday, Jan. 12, with an open house beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by an official presentation at 7 p.m.

The Loxahatchee River Watershed Restoration Project aims to restore and sustain the overall quantity, quality, timing and distribution of freshwater to the federally designated “National Wild and Scenic” Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River for current and future generations. The project also seeks to restore, sustain, and reconnect the area’s wetlands and watersheds that form the historic headwaters for the river.

The project team is in the process of re-scoping the project and will use existing plan formulation data and analysis to develop a final plan, known as a Project Implementation Report and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assessment, to prepare for congressional authorization.

Additional information is available online at www.bit.ly/LRWRP_CERP.

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