USACE: Mid-Barataria meetings starting today

Starting today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) will jointly conduct three virtual public meetings about the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project.

The meetings will allow participants to learn more about the proposed Mid-Barataria project and have feedback on the recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and/or Draft Restoration Plan.

The virtual public meetings are taking place:

  • Meeting 1: Tuesday, April 6 from 9 – 12 p.m.
  • Meeting 2: Wednesday, April 7 from 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Meeting 3: Thursday, April 8 from 6 – 9 p.m.

The Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion is one of the largest and most innovative coastal restoration efforts ever undertaken, and one of the largest environmental infrastructure projects in the history of the United States.

Earlier this month, the LA TIG released a Draft Restoration Plan and the Army Corps released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), triggering a public comment period on on both documents that lasts until May 4, 2021.

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