BPUB, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Hold Public Meeting on Resacas

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting about the Resaca Restoration Project on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion.

BPUB began the Resaca Restoration Project in 2013 with four Phase I sites, but as this ambitious project has continued, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and BPUB would like to explore options for expanding the project. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the community about the project, which includes Resaca de la Guerra and Resaca Del Rancho Viejo, and seek public input on the Draft Brownsville Resaca Ecosystem Restoration Integrated Feasibility and Environmental Assessment.

During the feasibility phase of this collaboration, studies were performed to find the most cost-effective solutions to restoring Brownsville’s resacas. The potential restoration options are what will be explored during the public meeting, as there are several different ways to restore, enhance and preserve the ecosystem associated with the resacas.

The feasibility study to be discussed can be found on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website: http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Planning-Environmental-Branch/Documents-for-Public-Review/.

Representatives from BPUB and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be in attendance Wednesday, June 14 at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion, 501 E. Ringgold St. If residents have any questions, they can also contact Harmon Brown with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at P.O. Box 1229, Galveston, Texas, 77553-1229 or [email protected].