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Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment open house scheduled in Baton Rouge

Published Sept. 5, 2012


MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 5, 2012 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with other project partners, will hold an information open house on the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment (LMRRA) on Tues., Sept. 13, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Noland Laborde Hall in the Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3848 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, La. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about the project and to receive their input to help direct the project team. Please note: the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment will be the only topic for discussion at this meeting.

The Water Resources Development Act of 2000 directed the Corps of Engineers to conduct three assessments on the Lower Mississippi River. This first is an assessment of information needed for river-related management.

A second assessment will consider natural habitat needs and a third will look at needs for river-related recreation and access.

Other partners in the LMRRA include The Nature Conservancy, the Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee, Mississippi River Corridor – Tennessee, the National Audubon Society, Delta Wildlife and Wildlife Mississippi.

For additional information on this open house or the LMMRA project please contact Marsha Raus at (901) 544-3455.

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