JOIN FOK AT THE PUBLIC MEETING
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 4PM to 7PM
Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) FOR COMMERCIAL DREDGING ON THE KANSAS RIVER
Friends of the Kaw Members and Kansas River Supporters:
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Dredging on the Kansas River has been released. We are asking that you review the EIS and be prepared to submit public comment. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive a postcard that you can sign and send. Watch for that in the coming weeks and please respond! In the meantime, please come to the PUBLIC MEETING and ask questions about the Draft EIS, gather your comments that you want to make, talk to FOK Staff and Board Members to gain as much as information as possible and then submit your written comments by December 12. It is very important that we have a good showing from our community at the PUBLIC MEETING! Please join us!
The Public Meeting will be:
Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7PM at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Kansas
We need your support! The Public Notice Posting from the US Army Corps of Engineers:
Public Notice and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Kansas River Commercial Dredging
Renewal of Department of the Army authorizations to dredge sand and gravel for commercial purposes from the Kansas River in the State of Kansas. Master’s Dredging Company, Inc. and LBB, LLC Company have proposed new operations/sites and will require a new Department of the Army permit. If issued, the permits would authorize dredging of aggregate materials for a period of 5 years from the date of permit execution before a new analysis and environmental review of the work is performed. This notice is being provided to identify the proposed work and environmental consequences so that the Corps may consider all pertinent comments prior to determining if issuance of these permits would be in the public interest.
Public Notice Comment Period Expires – December 12, 2016