15-028: Public workshops scheduled for Old Hickory Lake Master Plan update

Published Aug. 4, 2015

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 4, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District at Old Hickory Lake is holding two Master Plan Update public workshops in August.  The first is Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office in Hendersonville, Tenn.  The second is Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Juliet High School in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide lake stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the proposed improvements to the current 1987 Master Plan, associated Environmental Assessment, and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact.

Resource Manager Thomas Mason said that this gives the public an opportunity to review the elements that make up the Master Plan and provide comments. There will be no formal presentation so the stakeholders can stop by any time between 6 to 8 p.m.

“This Master Plan does not focus on boat dock and land use permits like the Shoreline Management Plan,” said Mason. “The Master Plan focuses on comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural and cultural resources.  If you are interested in private activities like boat docks and vegetation modifications, those activities will be addressed in the Shoreline Management Plan to be updated in 2019.”

A draft copy of the Master Plan and associated EA will be posted on the Old Hickory Lake website by Aug. 14, 2015 at http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Locations/Lakes/OldHickoryLake and will also be available for review at the workshops.

You may also request a copy of the documents by emailing a request to CorpsLRNPlanningPublicCom@usace.army.mil. Written comments and requests will be accepted at the workshops, emailed to CorpsLRNPlanningPublicCom@usace.army.mil or mailed to the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager’s Office at No. 5 Power Plant Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.  All comments and requests must be received by the Resource Manager’s Office no later than Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 to be considered.

Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager's Office is located at 5 Power Plant Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075 and Mt. Juliet High School is located at 1800 Curd Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

For any questions pertaining to the public workshops or the Master Plan update, please call the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager’s Office at (615) 822-4846 or (615) 847-2395.

(The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Old Hickory Lake on the Lake’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Locations/Lakes/OldHickoryLake, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/oldhickorylake.)
Lee Roberts

Release no. 15-028