SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District has scheduled an informal public information meeting to discuss an upcoming remedial investigation of two, World War II-era military training areas within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, known as Charleston Maneuver Area and Range Complex No. 1.
The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, from 6-8 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express, 1902 S. Highway 92, in Sierra Vista. In addition to an informational poster display, LA District representatives will be on hand to discuss the planned investigation activities and answer questions about the former Fort Huachuca training area.
The purpose of the investigation is to identify the type, characteristics, and extent of military munitions that may remain on these areas that encompass 1,486 acres. The results will aid the project team in the development of a plan to protect human health and the environment from potential hazards associated with any remaining munitions.
“The Los Angeles District and the Bureau of Land Management are working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality toward a shared goal of cleaning up military munitions and debris to create a more safe and rewarding experience for the visitors to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area,” stated Jesse Laurie, project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District. “We look forward to meeting the local citizens and answering their questions about this great work.”
Since military munitions may still be present in this area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages visitors to this area to follow the 3Rs of Explosives Safety: Recognize that you may have encountered an explosive item; Retreat from the area without touching or picking up the item; and Report what you found to the Bureau of Land Management or local law enforcement.
For more information about the public information meeting or the investigation activities, please contact Daniel J. Calderón, senior public affairs specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, at 213-479-6913 or email@example.com.