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Perry’s Monument Seawall Restoration Virtual Open House
December 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial News Release
For Immediate Release
Release Date: November 30, 2020
Contact: Barbara Rowles, email@example.com, 419-285-2184 extension 1225
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC AVAILABILITY AND VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE FOR THE RESTORE NORTH AND SOUTH SEAWALLS AT PERRY’S VICTORY TO SAFEGUARD SITE PROJECT
Notice of Public Availability and Virtual Open House Press Release
Put-in-Bay, Ohio—The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Restore North and South Seawalls at Perry’s Victory to Safeguard Site Project for public and regulatory review. The harsh marine environment has deteriorated and undermined the two seawalls resulting in unsafe conditions in the Park. The seawalls are necessary to protect the cultural resources of the Park due to the proximity of the Memorial to the shorelines of Lake Erie and the relatively low elevation of the Park.
The EA has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 USC 4321 et seq.) and evaluates the potential impacts of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. The Proposed Action would restore and extend the seawalls, improve stormwater management, protect cultural resources, and enhance the visitor experience at the Park.
Additionally, the EA identifies and considers the potential effects of the Proposed Action on historic properties, as required under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR 800). NPS has one historic property—the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial—within the 25-acre Park. The historic property has three resources and six historic viewsheds, all of which contribute to the historic property. NPS has determined the Proposed Action will have No Adverse Effects on the historic property.
NPS will be hosting a virtual open house to provide the opportunity for the public to learn more about the proposed project and the EA, provide input on historic properties of the Memorial, ask questions, and share comments. The open house will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. A presentation will be held at the beginning of the meeting. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions an in-person meeting is not planned at this time.
The open house will be held as follows:
December 17, 2020
10 AM to 11 AM EST
Link to the Public Open House:
Call in Number to Public Open House:
Phone Conference ID: 204 026 749#
The EA will be available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days from November 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Hardcopies of the EA will be available at the PEVI visitor center and the Erie Islands Library. Please go to https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=62176 to view the EA and comment electronically. You are also welcome to mail comment directly to:
Office of the Superintendent
P.O. Box 549
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
The Park is located at 93 Delaware Ave., P.O. Box 549, Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456. Park facilities are currently closed but the grounds remain open for public use and enjoyment. The 2021 seasonal opening is scheduled for May 22. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/pevi or call (419) 285-2184.
About Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. The park was established to honor those who fought and died in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is 5 miles from the longest unarmed border in the world. It has an open-air Observation Deck 317 feet tall offering spectacular views of the Lake Erie Islands and Canada. For more information about Perry’s Victory visit www.nps.gov/pevi, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Facebook, Twitter @PerrysVIPM, instagram @perrysvictorynps. Visitors with special needs planning to attend a program or event at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial are requested to contact the park at 419-285-2184 to discuss their needs and available services.