Mahoning Creek Lake Seek Public Input on Master Plan Update
Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District
What: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Pittsburgh District, is revisiting the Master Plan (MP) for Mahoning Creek Lake and is seeking input on the public’s preferences for the future management of Mahoning Creek Lake. The MP update, which was last updated in 1976, will affect future use of natural resources and recreational activities at Mahoning Creek Lake for the next 25 years.
Dayton Senior Center
134 N Milton Street
Dayton, PA 16222
When: Tuesday May 2, 2017, 4:30 – 7 p.m., informational presentations at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
If members of the public are unable to attend public information session, they can visit the Pittsburgh District homepage and click on the master plan logo, or visit the Mahoning Creek Lake Park Office May 3-5, 8-12, and 15-19 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to learn more about the project, share their perspective and sign up for the project mailing list.
Why: Public input is critical to the MP update. We invite the public to tell us what about Mahoning Creek Lake is most important to them and share what they’d like to do and see changed in the future at the Lake. An open-house-style meeting will be held to hear the public’s preferences for the management of Mahoning Creek Lake, inform the public about the master plan update process and share the proposed MP content as it’s been developed through discussions with Corps partners. This is everyone’s opportunity to let the Corps know how they would like the Lake to be managed in the future.
Changes in Corps regulations and community needs necessitate a revision to this Master Plan. The revision will classify the government lands around the lake based on environmental and socioeconomic considerations, public input and an evaluation of past, present, and forecasted trends.
A master plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of recreation, natural and cultural resources at Corps reservoirs now and into the future. The master plan and does not address water management operations, associated prime facilities (dam, spillway etc.), or shoreline management as those operations are outlined in separate documents.
For additional information, please contact Bruce Kish, 412.395.7205, Bruce.Kish@usace.army.mil