ASSATEAGUE IS., Md. - Assateague Island National Park is doing its part to battle erosion.
The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration are working on an environmental study to address where to relocate the parking lot.
According to park officials, the current location is vulnerable to storm damage and erosion.
The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, will be preparing an environmental assessment to address the proposed relocation of parking areas at Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland.
The purpose of the proposed project is to relocate the Bayside Picnic Parking Area and South Ocean Beach Parking Area to locations that are more sustainable, less exposed to the elements and less susceptible to damage from future storm events in order to provide continued visitor access to these areas of the national seashore. According to park officials, tThe proposed project is needed because:
The environmental assessment will address any potential impacts to natural or cultural resources that may result from the proposed project. We will be gathering input from park staff, other agencies and the public to consider the potential effects of the proposed project. Comments submitted to the website or by mail are welcome at any time; however, they should be received no later than August 9, 2013.
Comments may be submitted online or mailed to the park at the following address:
Acting Superintendent Justin Unger
Assateague Island National Seashore
ATTN: Bayside Picnic and South Ocean Beach Parking Areas Relocation EA Comments
Berlin, MD 21811