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Posted 2/9/2016

Release no. 16-001


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Lynne Whelan
(312) 846-5330
Chicagodistrict.pao@usace.army.mil

CHICAGO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released for 30-day public review the Jeorse Park Beach Section 506 Great Lakes Fishery & Ecosystem Restoration Study Draft Detailed Project Report & Integrated Environmental Assessment. Jeorse Park Beach, owned and operated by the City of East Chicago, is located along the Lake Michigan shoreline just southeast of Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal in Lake County, Ind. 

     The Jeorse Park Beach project would include restoring 14.8 acres of beach and dunes, introducing approximately 1 acre of native plantings to an existing breakwater and constructing four submerged rock reef structures as aquatic habitat. The goal is to restore self-sustaining native plant communities on shore and improve degraded processes within the near shore areas of Jeorse Park Beach.

     The report is available at http://www.lrc.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorksProjects/JeorsePark.aspx. Comments must be received by Mar. 5, 2016. Comments can be submitted via email to ChicagoDistrict.Pao@usace.army.mil or via postal mail to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, ATTN: CELRC-PL-E (Jeorse Park), 231 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60604. Questions can be directed to the Public Affairs Office at (312) 846-5330.