Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Master Plan Public Meetings

In April, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will hold public meetings around the Chesapeake Bay to discuss plans to restore native oyster populations in the watershed.

During public meetings, audiences will have opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback. Members of the Norfolk and Baltimore district's oyster teams will be present at all meetings.

USACE will also be using Social Media via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NAOonFB). Questions posted during the meeting(s) will be shared and discussed at the public meetings and responses will be posted on Facebook.

People can also email questions and comments prior to the meetings to: NativeOysterRestMasterPlan@usace.army.mil.

The Native Oyster Restoration Master Plan is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan for large-scale, science-based oyster restoration throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Public meeting dates and locations are:

April 10 from 3-8PM
The Philip Merrill Environmental Center (Chesapeake Bay Foundation)
6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis MD 21403

April 19 from 3-8PM
Chesapeake College (Route 50)
1000 College Circle, Wye Mills MD 21679

April 17 from 4-9PM
Thomas Nelson Community College
99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton VA  23666

source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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