The Environmental Assessment for design refinements to the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, an Everglades restoration project in Collier County, Florida, is now available for public and agency review. Comments will be accepted through December 22, 2014.
During the detailed project design for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, it was determined that refinements needed to be made to the original plan in order to achieve the project’s full restoration benefits.
These design refinements are minor, but will result in the project infrastructure encompassing a larger area than originally planned, so an Environmental Assessment was performed to ensure these refinements will not have any adverse impacts on the environment.
The Environmental Assessment has been completed and has determined that no significant impacts are anticipated as a result of these design refinements.
These refinements are necessary to achieve project goals and additional Congressional authorization of the updated project design is not necessary.