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USACE seeks comments on proposed work at East Shore Park in New Haven, Connecticut

USACE, New England District
Published Dec. 14, 2021

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the City of New Haven for proposed
work at East Shore Park in New Haven Harbor in New Haven, Connecticut.

The purpose of the proposed work is to establish a climate resilient design for shoreline stabilization at a popular urban park while enhancing the opportunity for public access and improving ecological function and continuity of the land with the water.

The proposed work involves the discharge of temporary and permanent fill below the high tide line for the installation of a living shoreline. The proposed project is designed to enhance intertidal continuity along the existing shoreline and will create intertidal saltmarsh and/or restore intertidal saltmarsh from areas of poorly dredged material disposal that are currently dominated by invasive common reed (Phragmites australis).

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this
proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2016-02487.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than Jan. 14, 2022 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Cori Rose, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to cori.m.rose@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2016-02487.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 21-057