MISSISSIPPI & FLORIDA - Gulf Islands National Seashore-Public Scoping Meetings

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November 12, 2013 10:15 AM

Gulf Islands National Seashore is pleased to announce public scoping meetings for the Personal Watercraft (PWC) Use Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Your input and engagement are important to this planning process. The National Park Service (NPS) has developed a public scoping newsletter which contains information on the purpose and need for the project, preliminary alternatives for PWC management, and an invitation to public meetings on November 18th and 19th

MISSISSIPPI & FLORIDA - Gulf Islands National Seashore-Public Scoping Meetings

Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

Gulf Islands National Seashore is pleased to announce public scoping meetings for the Personal Watercraft (PWC) Use Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Your input and engagement are important to this planning process. The National Park Service (NPS) has developed a public scoping newsletter which contains information on the purpose and need for the project, preliminary alternatives for PWC management, and an invitation to public meetings on November 18th and 19th. Please join them for an informal open house anytime between 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM on one or both of these dates: 

November 18, 2013
Florida District
Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, Florida
November 19, 2013
Mississippi District
Davis Bayou Visitor Center
3500 Park Road
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are encouraged to provide comments on this important project. The NPS will accept public comments until December 15, 2013. The next opportunity for commenting on this project will be when the draft EIS is completed, which should be in the spring or summer of 2014.

For additional information or to submit comments on the PWC project, please visit the NPS's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/guis-PWC-EIS. To submit a comment on the project, click the "Open For Comment" link at the above website. Then select the "Public Scoping Newsletter" document and click the "Comment on Document" button to enter and submit your comments. You can also submit written comments at the public meetings, or mail them to the park at the address displayed below.

Gulf Islands National Seashore
Attn: S&RM Division, PWC Project
3500 Park Road
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

If you would like to be added to (or removed from) the electronic mailing list for this project, please email us at GUIS_PWC_Project@nps.gov. Include your email address, and indicate if you want to be added to or removed from the distribution list. Public comments will not be accepted via email.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 

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