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For Immediate Release: 9/30/2014

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California State Parks to Host Public Meeting on Waterline Improvement Project at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Contact:

Vicky Waters, Deputy Director, Communications

Vicky.Waters@parks.ca.gov

916-653-5115

WHAT:  California State Parks will host a public meeting to inform and accept input for the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve’s (SNR) water improvement project Environmental Impact Report. The Draft EIR will evaluate potential environmental impacts from anticipated project activities in the park. This feedback helps State Parks to further its mission to protect its valuable resources and secure its public responsibility to complete environmental due diligence.      

WHO:   California State Parks

WHEN:  Thursday October 9, 2014 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Monte Rio Community Center

Redwood Room

20488 Highway #116

Monte Rio, CA 95462

WHY:   This is the first of two public meetings to gather input for the preparation of a thorough Environmental Impact Report that will address questions, concerns and impacts of the proposed Waterline Improvement Project at Armstrong Redwoods SNR.  California State Parks considers this input critical to the environmental process, and we have a shared commitment with stakeholders, communities and the public in ensuring the best stewardship of this park.

The Armstrong Redwoods Water Improvement Project consists of construction activities required to improve the existing antiquated and failing water system in the park. California State Parks, which is the lead agency preparing the EIR, proposes to replace the existing four inch waterline with an eight inch C900 line from the front of the park near the entrance kiosk to the existing 50,000 gallon water tank near the administration building at the back of the park, approximately ¾ of a mile away.

California State Parks has already received more than 100 public comments regarding the project.

For further information regarding the project and EIR, please contact Patricia DuMont, Environmental Coordinator for California State Parks Northern Service Center at CEQANSC@parks.ca.gov (Subject Line: Armstrong Redwoods).




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