Jacksonville, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2011) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District will host a public workshop Tuesday, Oct. 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Blvd, Building #2, Bunnell, Fla. The purpose of the workshop is to solicit input to be used in developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Flagler County Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project.
Beach and dune erosion, both long-term and storm induced, is the greatest problem in the Flagler County area. Due to the unique beach sediments and proximity of A1A and existing coastal development, Flagler County’s dune system is experiencing a long-term erosion trend with little opportunity for natural recovery. The establishment of a functional dune system will be key in meeting the study objectives to reduce damages to infrastructure and maintain environmental quality.
A Feasibility Study covering approximately 18 miles of Flagler County’s coastal shoreline is currently under way, and the EIS will support the study by addressing environmental and economic concerns, cultural resources, endangered species, study objectives, collection of scientific data and possible study improvements. During the Feasibility Study, the Corps actively seeks input from all interested parties, to ensure that it has as much information as possible to use in developing and evaluating alternatives and selecting a recommended plan.
The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. with a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity to visit a series of poster stations and talk one-on-one with Corps team members and provide written input. Additional opportunities for public participation will be provided throughout the study process.
Release no. 11-50