January 24, 2023
USACE Release of the Draft Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Program, Great Wicomico River Supplemental Environmental Assessment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Commonwealth of Virginia, acting through its agent, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, announce the release of the Draft Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery Program Great Wicomico River Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA). This Draft SEA evaluates alternatives that have the potential to improve the current and future function of eight restored reefs in the Great Wicomico River, Virginia. The study recommends expanding one reef, upgrading low-relief areas (2-4 inches high) of several reefs using small, 3-inch stone to a height of 12 inches, and adding large stones for additional habitat.
The public is invited to review and provide comments to the study and the document. The Draft SEA is accessible at the USACE project website: https://www.nao.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/Oyster-Restoration/
Hard copies of the report can be provided upon request.
Comments may also be submitted to the USACE at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Mr. David Schulte, U.S. army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510, until February 28, 2023. If you need more information or require special assistance, please contact Mr. David Schulte at (757) 201-7007.