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
Public Forum Summaries - Draft Community
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
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