ACTION ALERT— March 1 & 2 – Let’s Fill the Room! 
This Wednesday and Thursday, join SYRCL’s Dam Watchdog team in Auburn and Grass Valley at the Army Corps of Engineers’s (USACE) public scoping meetings for the Centennial Dam project. This is your chance to show the USACE and Nevada Irrigation District (NID) that concerned citizens are indeed watchdogging the environmental review process of this controversial project. 
We hope to turn out as many Dam Watchdogs as possible and for people to engage in the public process. These March 1
st & 2nd scoping meetings are the community’s opportunity to define the range of environmental consequences and possible alternatives to be studied in the Corps’ Environmental Impact Statement. This process is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Public scoping meetings take place THIS WEEK:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm 
Holiday Inn Auburn Hotel, 120 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, CA 95603

Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:30pm to 7:00 pm
Gold Miners Inn/ Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 121 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Public scoping meeting format
USACE will give a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation, which will be followed by an opportunity for the public to speak with and ask questions of USACE staff at project stations. These supporting agencies will also be in attendance: Bureau of Land Management, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Members of the public will have an opportunity to give oral testimony to a court reporter and submit comment letters. 
Public Comment Letter Writing Guide
All public comment letters are due on or before Monday, April 10, 2017 to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
1325 J Street, Room 1350
Sacramento, CA

NOTEFor emailed comments, please include “NOI scoping for Proposed Centennial Reservoir Project EIS, SPK–2016–00030” in the subject line.
For further information contact: 
Ms. Kara Hellige

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