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Virtual meeting set to gather input on Lower Vermilion River Watershed Plan

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 11:46:58-04

The Vermilion Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a Public Scoping Webinar for the Lower Vermilion River Watershed Plan.

The online webinar is set for Thursday, August 6.

The Vermilion Soil & Water Conservation District (VSWCD), USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and other federal, state, regional and local partners are hosting the meeting.

In June, VSWCD announced the beginning of the 18-month Environmental Assessment Phase of the Lower Vermilion River Watershed Plan in which a number of possible Alternatives will be evaluated.

This public scoping webinar will be held to explain the Alternative studies and environmental assessment to be included in the Lower Vermilion River Watershed Plan. The public is encouraged to participate in the online Public Scoping Webinar to view alternatives, ask questions and offer comments.

Participants are encouraged to log on prior to the meeting start time but are welcome to join at any point throughout the virtual event.

Interactive conference technology provider Zoom will be used to facilitate the meeting.

More information and instructions for logging into the meeting via Zoom are available on the VSWCD website, www.lvrwp.com.

Here are the details:

Date: August 6, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM

Topic: Lower Vermilion River Watershed Plan Public Scoping Webinar

To register on a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nLq16A3KTKK_fcf-ldRlZw

iPhone one-tap: US: +16468769923,,95635854739# or +13017158592,,95635854739#

Telephone: 1-646-876-9923

Webinar ID: 956 3585 4739 / Participant ID: 428645 / Password: 433992

The overall goal of the Lower Vermilion River Watershed Plan is to address the recurring threat of saline storm surge and similar flood-related damages to or loss of homes, infrastructure, crops, livestock, and local industry for the residents and landowners of central and lower Vermilion Parish.

The final plan will identify solutions to mitigate and reduce saline storm surge and other flood damage to farms, homes, and businesses, while also enhancing public safety and improving overall water quality and wetland habitat in the area.

The Vermilion Soil & Water Conservation District is a local unit of the Louisiana State Government established to identify, prioritize and address local natural resources conservation needs and concerns within Vermilion Parish. Visit http://vermilionswcd.weebly.com/ for more information.