Public Meetings for Mississippi River Ecosystem Restoration Study

September 17, 2022
Fishing Industry News

The US Army Corp of Engineers will be hosting public meetings regarding the Hatchie-Loosahatchie Mississippi River Ecosystem Restoration Study, one of which will take place in Marion, AR. The scoping meeting’s purpose is to inform the public of the study process and to solicit input on the scope, significant issues, and development of alternatives to be analyzed. The study will examine restoration of ecological structure and function along the Mississippi River between River Miles 775 and 736 (Mississippi and Crittenden counties in Arkansas), including side channels, floodplain waterbodies, and other aquatic habitat. It will also examine floodplain forests, and several scarce vegetative communities such as wetlands, canebrakes, riverfront forests and bottomland hardwood forests.  Information about the study is available online at the project webpage.


The meetings are scheduled for:

Monday Sept. 19, 2022 at Fort Pillow State Park Visitor Center/Museum, 3122 Park Road, Henning, TN 38041, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Monday Sept. 26, 2022 at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park Visitor Center, Park Office, 910 Riddick Road Millington, TN 38053 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m


Monday Oct. 3, 2022 at Marion City Hall, 14 E. Military Rd, Marion, AR 72364


Written comments may also be sent by e-mail to: 


and by mail to the following address:


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Memphis District

167 N Main St

Memphis, Tennessee 38103-1894