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Saturday, December 16, 2017

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLAN FINALIZED

The partner agencies have prepared and completed the Community Involvement Plan (CIP) for the Lower Passaic River Restoration Project and Newark Bay Study. In the Fall of 2005, a draft of the CIP was released for public review and comment. After a thorough review of the public comments received, the draft CIP was revised to respond to those comments. It completes the circle of public/agency interaction and creates a blueprint for public involvement over the life of the project.

Click here for the Final Community Involvement Plan (Due to the large size of the file, downloading may take a few minutes).

Public Scoping Meeting:   In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Corps and NJDOT intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the ecosystem restoration portion of the joint study. A public scoping meeting will be held in Fall 2007 to introduce the public to the EIS, show results of sampling, discuss future vision of project area and get feedback on ecosystem restoration efforts to date. To see the Notice of Intent, Click Here

Public Forum Summaries - Draft Community Involvement Plan

Click Here to read the summaries of project presentations, discussions and questions and answers that took place at the public forums held on September 14, 2005 in Rutherford, New Jersey and September 15, 2005, in Newark , New Jersey.

View the slide presentation given at the public forums Click Here (Due to the large size of the file, downloading may take a few minutes).

Taking the Pulse of Communities – Community Input to Guide Development of Community Involvement Plan:   From December 2004 through February 2005, the partner agencies conducted a series of Community Interviews as part of the public involvement process for the Lower Passaic River Restoration Project and Newark Bay Study. Click Here to read the entire article. For a Summary Report of Community Interview Notes click here to read the Report.

Passaic River Symposium
The Passaic River Symposium has been held at Montclair State University every two years since 2004. It is a forum for educators, environmentalists, scientists, legislators, industry and government representatives to discuss projects and issues related to the Passaic River. Link to current and past Passaic River Symposia at http://csam.montclair.edu/pri/conferences/index.html