MEMPHIS, Tenn. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Non-Federal Sponsor, the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee (LMRCC), has scheduled public scoping meetings for the Hatchie-Loosahatchie Mississippi River Ecosystem Restoration Study. The meetings are scheduled for:
- Sept. 26, 2022: Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park Visitor Center, Park Office, 910 Riddick Road Millington, TN 38053, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Oct. 3, 2022: Marion City Hall, 14 E. Military Rd, Marion, AR 72364, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The scoping meetings’ purpose is to inform the public of the study process and to solicit input on the scope, significant issues, and development of alternatives to be analyzed. The study will examine restoration of ecological structure and function along the Mississippi River between River Miles 775 and 736, including side channels, floodplain waterbodies, and other aquatic habitat. It will also examine floodplain forests, and several scarce vegetative communities such as wetlands, canebrakes, riverfront forests and BLH forests. Information about the study is available online at the project webpage: https://www.mvm.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Stewardship/Hatchie-Loosahatchie-Mississippi-River-Ecosystem-Restoration-Study/.
During the meetings, USACE and LMRCC will present study-related information and accept questions and comments. Written comments may also be sent by e-mail to LMRRA-Hatchie-Loosahatchie@usace.army.mil and by mail to the following address:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
167 N Main St.
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-1894
Release no. 22-005