The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is hosting a virtual public meeting to kick off the Shenango River Lake master plan revision. The corps is seeking public input about environmental and recreational topics to consider while revising the master plan, which will guide the use of the lake’s natural resources for the next 25 years.
WHO: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District.
WHAT: Pittsburgh District is hosting a virtual public scoping meeting to collect community input for suggested changes to the Shenango River Lake master plan. The meeting will be held virtually through a WebEx application and consist of a presentation and breakout sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions and provide input on the opportunities, concerns and improvement suggestions they envision for the environmental, recreational, safety, cultural and historical resources at Shenango River Lake.
After the meeting, participants may submit comments via email, mail, Facebook or on the project’s website. On the project website, we have a mapping tool that will collect your input: https://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/Shenango-River-Lake/Shenango-River-Lake-Master-Plan/.
To submit a comment via email, comments must be sent to ShenangoRiverLake@gmail.com with the subject line “Shenango River Lake Master Plan Update Comments.” To submit a comment via mail, address the letter to “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Comments, 2442 Kelly Road, Hermitage, PA 16148” or at the comment boxes outside the Shenango Recreation Area Kiosk (492 West Lake Road, Transfer, PA 16154) and Mahaney Recreation Area Kiosk (2442 Kelly Road, Hermitage, PA 16148). To submit a comment via Facebook, message us at: https://www.facebook.com/ShenangoLakeUSACE.
The comment period will open June 29 and close July 29.
WHEN: The meeting will be held virtually from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29.
WHERE: Participants can join the virtual meeting at https://usace1.webex.com/meet/PittsburghDistrict. To join the meeting, participants must enter the link into their browser, select “Call Me,” enter their phone number and click ‘Join the Meeting.’
For those wishing to practice logging into the virtual meeting space, an optional practice session will be held Monday, June 27 from 6 - 7 p.m. using the same login information.
Participants who are unable to join the WebEx meeting can join via phone:
USA Toll-Free: (844) 800-2712
Access Code: 199 341 3549
Security Code: 1234 (if prompted)
The public can review the current master plan, propose revisions and find additional information about the meeting at: https://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/Shenango-River-Lake/Shenango-River-Lake-Master-Plan/.
WHY: The master plan guides the use of government-owned and leased lands around Shenango River Lake. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations require master plans to be periodically reviewed to ensure they meet current public and environmental needs. Community input is critical to the master plan updates and will affect the management and usage of Shenango River Lake for the next 25 years.
Media can contact the Public Affairs office at CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil.
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