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Posted 9/20/2013

Release no. 13-050

Michelle Helms

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for a proposed environmental restoration project on Sauvie Island.

The purpose of the project is to improve fish and wildlife habitat by restoring Dairy Creek’s hydraulic connection to the Columbia River and improving the ecology of Sturgeon Lake within the Lower Columbia River Estuary. 

The draft EA and draft FONSI for the Dairy Creek Restoration Feasibility Study that address potential impacts associated with the activity are available for public review and comment on the Corps’ Portland District website at www.nwp.usace.army.mil/media/announcements.

For questions or comments on the draft EA and draft FONSI or to request a copy, call Barbara Cisneros at 503-808-4784 or e-mail Barbara.G.Cisneros@usace.army.mil. Comments also can be submitted by mailing them to:

District Engineer, Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attn: Barbara Cisneros, CENWP-PM-E

P.O. Box 2946

Portland, OR  97208-2946

Comments must be postmarked by Oct. 19, 2013, and should reference Public Notice Number CENWP-PM-E-13-09.