**Public comment period open until October 6, 2017**
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, announces the availability of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment for the Spring Creek Park, New York Ecosystem Restoration Study and the opening of the 30-day public comment period on the report. The public comment period concludes on October 6, 2017.
This Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment has been prepared to document the formulation and evaluation (including potential environmental impacts and benefits) of plans to restore the degraded ecosystem structure, function, and dynamic processes within Spring Creek Park. The Tentatively Selected Plan would be accomplished by excavating and re-contouring uplands to appropriated intertidal elevations, removing invasive plant species, and replanting with native plant species. The overall project purpose is to improve the environmental quality (water, diversity and wildlife habitat) with 7.6 acres of low marsh, 5.4 acres of high marsh, 22.1 acres of maritime upland, for a total of 35.1 acres. The report and associated documents are available on New York District’s web site at: www.nan.usace.army.mil/Spring-Creek-Park/
Written comments on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment should be submitted to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Planning Division-Environmental Analysis Branch (Attn: Ms. Diana Kohtio)
26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278-0090
Public Comments can also be submitted by email to Ms. Kohtio at email@example.com and Lisa Baron at Lisa.A.Baron@usace.army.mil.
General questions regarding the Spring Creek Park, New York Ecosystem Restoration Study can be directed to Ms. Lisa Baron, Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-790-8306.
Comments submitted will assist in the agency’s evaluation of the project changes and will be reflected in the project record.
All written comments, including contact information, will be made a part of the administrative record, available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Administrative Record, or portions thereof, may also be posted on a Corps of Engineers’ Internet website. Due to resource limitations, this office generally cannot acknowledge receipt of comments or respond to individual letters of comments.