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4/27/2011 - Army Corps of Engineers Public Meeting

Public Information Meeting to be conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers and its partners at the NPS Sandy Hook Theater, 27 April 2011.

Topic: Restoration Plan for the Estuary, Lower Bay Planning Region (which encompasses Monmouth County, NJ; south Kings County, NY; and portions of south/east Richmond County, NY. -- Lower Bay Planning region Map attached).
NEW YORK - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public information meeting, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 on the Comprehensive Restoration Plan (CRP) for the Hudson Raritan Estuary, (Lower Bay Planning Region) at the National Parks Service Theater, Sandy Hook Unit, Jackson St., Middletown, N.J.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the Plan to the public and to

provide an opportunity for stakeholders to identify potential restoration

actions to implement goals of the plan in their community. Public review and

assistance is being sought to tailor the plan to meet local needs and

opportunities, and to aid in its revision and further development.


Two sessions will be held: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a presentation

to be conducted during each session. 


The Army Corps and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey released the

draft Comprehensive Restoration Plan in 2009 that was developed in

partnership with the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program (HEP). The

HEP is a consortium of federal, state, municipal, non-governmental

organizations and other regional stakeholders focused on improving the

quality of the harbor estuary.


This Plan was prepared in collaboration with the region’s state and federal

agencies and non-governmental organizations as a part of the Hudson-Raritan

Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.  The Plan was adopted by HEP

Partners as a forward path for future restoration and is the HEP-endorsed

habitat restoration plan for the New York/New Jersey Harbor. 


The Plan available on line at


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