+This may be the last effort to stop this Coquille Valley Restoration project.
+ Ask for the grant application, hydrology and geo-tech studies and see what this project will do to
our beautiful Coquille Valley.
+Ask where the NEPA or EIS study is on this project which has partial federal funding
+What will this project do to the best dabbling duck habitat (is it in the northwest?)
+What will it do to other habitat and agriculture in the Coquille Valley?
+Will the Coquille Restoration project end up like Bandon Marsh where mosquitos are controlling activities not only of locals but tourists in the Bandon area? What about West Nile Virus?
+How will this restoration project affect adjacent landowners as well as those up Garden Valley?
For Immediate Release
For More Information:
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board will host a public meeting on August 29, 2013, from 6-8 pm at the Owens Building in Coquille, 201 N Adams Street, to discuss a request before the Board to fund a restoration project at Winter Lake. The Board will consider the funding request at its meeting in September.
Restoration work proposed for Winter Lake includes reconnecting remnant stream channels to the Coquille River, planting native wetland vegetation, controlling and removing invasive species, removing interior dikes and drainage ditches, and placing large wood in streams. The proposal is being submitted to the OWEB Board for their consideration by The Nature Conservancy.
During the August 29, 2013 public meeting in Coquille, staff and local partners will be available to take comment and answer questions about the potential project.
At their September 10-11 meeting, the OWEB board will consider a $720,000 grant request investment for Winter Lake restoration work. A summary of public comment will be provided to the Board. Interested parties can also provide written public comment, or comment directly to the OWEB Board at their September meeting.
The OWEB Board meeting is scheduled for September 10-11 in Burns, Oregon.
For information about the Coquille public meeting, contact Meta
Loftsgaarden (email@example.com). For information about the September OWEB Board meeting,
contact Bonnie Ashford (firstname.lastname@example.org).