LOOW Community Action Council
Next Meeting:  April 30, 2014, 6:30 - 9:30
Lewiston Porter Schools Alumni Room - OPEN TO ALL
See below for info about 4/6/14 info session at Bond Lake Park

Welcome To The LOOW CAC

 CAC Quick Facts Sheet. • Contact us: info@loowcac.org. • Follow us @LOOWCAC • Like us on FaceBook.

What's New?

Tech Memo Releases by the Army Corp of Engineers:
AVAILABLE NOW Remedial Alternative Tech Memo
                                        Balance of Plant Tech Memo (under "Reports" and then
                                   "Balance of Plant Documents")
DOD Environmental Programs Annual Report to Congress
A link to this report was shared with the CAC, so we are passing it along for your information. The latest report is for FY2010 and covers DoD activities in base cleanup including DERP FUDS programs (which include the LOOW), but does not appear to include FUSRAP (which is the program for cleanup of the NFSS).   The link is http://www.denix.osd.mil/arc/ARCFY2010.cfm

Review the NFSS IWCS OU Feasibility Study Process and Timeline.

Explore the Administrative Record Files.

What's Next?

Spring 2014—
   •  Additional Field work to delineate areas of excavation for Balance of Plant   
             Operable Unit.

Fall 2014 —
  •  Release of the Balance of Plant field investigations

Winter 2014/2015 —
        • Release of the IWCS Feasibility Study and ARARs Tech Memo

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

 Date  Time  Event/Place  Covering  Sponsor
April 6, 2014
1-3 pm
The Historical and Cultural Importance of the Niagara Escarpment; It will be in the Nature Center located in the Warming House at 2571 Lower Mountain Road in Bond Lake Park in Ransomville. For more information about
this event contact Nona McQuay at 434-5052.

The 450 mile long Niagara Escarpment has been designated as a World Biosphere Preserve in Canada, but is just beginning to get some attention in the US. In 2013 a Greenway grant was acquired by the Western New York Land Conservancy to study the Escarpment in Niagara County. One of the components of that study was to document the early history and culture of the inhabitants who lived along the escarpment corridor. The Land Conservancy reached out to The History Center of Niagara for submissions about the Escarpment for
this study.

Nona McQuay and Ann Marie Linnabery, Director of Education at the History Center, will present their findings to the public on April 6th, 2014 from 1-3 pm at Bond Lake Park in Ransomville. Visitors are encouraged to come and hear local stories of the Escarpment from East to West. The presentation will include information about the Seneca, Iroquois, Mohawk, Neuter and Tuscarora habitation and history. There will also be background information about the geology of the area, towns, railroads, personalities and public access spaces along the corridor. They will evenshare with you the location of original site of Niagara Falls 12,000 years ago. It should prove to be an interesting afternoon for all Niagara County residents and anyone interested in the history and culture of the NiagaraEscarpment.
A FREE event sponsored by the Bond Lake Environmental and Beautification Committee.
6:30 - 9:30 PM
LOOW CAC Meeting, Lewiston-Porter School Alumni Room Agenda TBD
Every Other Month TBD  6:30-9:30 PM
LOOW CAC Meeting, Lewiston-Porter School Alumni Room

Summer 2014
  **Tentative tour** NFSS, with focus on the Balance of Plant work locations  
Fall 2014   Public Workshops on LOOW activities - Occidental Chemical property Remedial Investigation
- Wastewater Treatment Plant Feasibility Study

Everyone is welcome to attend any and all meetings.

You Are Invited
The CAC invites all interested stakeholders to attend its meetings and get involved on issues related to the NFSS. All CAC meetings are open and formal membership is not necessary. The CAC welcomes additional stakeholders who can make a monthly commitment to attend and participate in these important community meetings.

In general, the CAC meets on the first Wednesday
 of the month from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Lew-Port Schools Campus. However, meetings are scheduled individually to accommodate other schedules, key activities, of the FS schedule and Corps workshops.

Who is the CAC?