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Contact: Tammy Stidham, 202-619-7474
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Park Service (NPS) will be releasing the "Feasibility Study to Implement a Non-motorized Boathouse Zone" to the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) site http://parkplanning.nps.gov/nmbz on April 19, 2013. Once released, the study will be available for public comment for a period of 30 days.Comments will be taken and added as an appendix to the study.
The NPS will be conducting a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to present the findings from the feasibility study that examined the potential implementation of a non-motorized boathouse zone on the shore along the District of Columbia's side of the Potomac River waterfront in Georgetown. The NPS examined the structures and facilities related to non-motorized boat usage, including rowing, canoeing and kayaking, that can be accommodated within this zone, as well as other uses, such as cycling and passive recreation. This study will lay the groundwork for future decision-making regarding: (1) scenarios for development/improvement of NPS facilities or potential land exchanges for private development of boathouses; and (2) further planning and National Environmental Policy Act/National Historic Preservation Act compliance as necessary to implement the non-motorized boathouse zone.
The meeting will consist of an open house with a short presentation. NPS staff will be on hand to answer questions.
·WHEN:Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
·WHERE:West End Library - Large Meeting Room 1101 24th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
For further information or to request accommodation for any special needs during the public meeting, please contact Tammy Stidham, NPS, National Capital Region at (202) 619-7474, or visit http://parkplanning.nps.gov/nmbz
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The above press release can be viewed as a PDF by clicking here.