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.
Release no. 16-001