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Public Meeting March 16 For Wallops Island Shoreline Project
03.10.10
 
A public meeting is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., March 16, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center on the agency’s proposed Shoreline Restoration and Infrastructure Protection Program on Wallops Island.

The purpose of the shoreline program is to reduce the potential for storm-induced physical damage to, or loss of, existing NASA, U.S. Navy, and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport assets on Wallops Island.

The preferred plan is to extend the existing rock seawall approximately 4,600 feet south along the island and re-establish an approximately 110 feet wide beach along 3.7 miles of the shoreline.

During the public meeting NASA officials will provide an update on the shoreline program environmental review process and discuss the preferred plan versus others that are being considered. The public also will be able to provide comments on the plan.

The draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the shoreline program is available on the Internet at: http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code250/shoreline_eis.html