Perry’s Victory Seawall Repair Open for Public Input

Put-in-Bay, Ohio—The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial (Park) for a project to repair and replace the north and south side concrete seawalls. Years of wave action, ice loading, and geological processes have deteriorated and undermined the two seawalls resulting in the creation of sink holes and other unsafe conditions within the Park. Both seawalls are also functionally necessary to protect the cultural resources of the Park due to the proximity of Lake Erie and the relatively low elevation of the Park. To enhance the visitor experience, the NPS also proposes to install interpretive elements along the north seawall.

The NPS encourages public participation throughout the planning process. There will be two opportunities to comment formally on the proposed project—once during the project scoping and again following release of the EA. The NPS is currently in the scoping phase of the proposed project and invites the public to submit written suggestions, comments, and concerns regarding the design.

The NPS will host a public open house to provide the opportunity for members of the public to learn more about the proposed project. The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 29 via Microsoft Teams. A presentation will be held at the beginning of the meeting. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions an in-person meeting is not planned at this time.

The open house will be held as follows:

July 29, 2020
10 AM to 11 AM EST

Call in Number to Public Open House:

+1 469-214-8538   United States, Dallas (Toll)

Conference ID: 138 221 15#

Public comment to support this project is currently open and will be accepted through August 21, 2020. The public can find the meeting invite, submit comments and find more information about the project at the Park’s website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/pevi. The NPS will also be accepting written comments by mail at:

Superintendent Barbara Rowles

Attn: PEVI Seawall Project EA Scoping
P.O. Box 549
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456

The Park is located at 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456. The Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/pevi or call (419) 285-2184.