Army Corps of Engineers invites Buxton community to meeting

USACE, Savannah District
Published May 10, 2024

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in coordination with the Dare County Board of Commissioners, would like to invite the Buxton community to a public meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 6 p.m. in the Fessenden Center, located at 46830 North Carolina Highway 12, Buxton, North Carolina.

Col. Ron Sturgeon, Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District commander, welcomes the opportunity, for him and his team, to meet with the community to discuss the process, the limitations, and the way forward for the Formerly Used Defense Site at the former Naval Facility on Buxton Beach.

The Army Corps of Engineers understands the frustration and confusion associated with this project and hopes to reassure the Buxton community that protecting human health and the environment is important to Col. Sturgeon, his team, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Col. Sturgeon will open the meeting and talk about the FUDS Program, as well as the property at Buxton, updating attendees on the way forward and the contract recently awarded to remove a pipe and sample the soil around the pipe.

At the end of the briefings, attendees are welcome to ask questions. Out of respect for the community’s personal time, the meeting is set to end at 8 p.m.

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Release no. 24-011