Notice of a Public Meeting for Bonds Creek No. 1 dam in Ritchie County


Notice of a Public Meeting and to Prepare a Plan-Environmental Document for Bonds Creek Site 1: June 6, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is soliciting comment from the public regarding issues, concerns, impacts, and ideas that they believe should be included within the Plan-Environmental Document for maintaining or decommissioning the Bonds Creek Site 1 dam structure in Ritchie County, WV.

This is the second of three meetings where the public is encouraged to engage in the process of preparing the Environmental Assessment (EA). The findings of completed studies and investigations to date, including potential rehabilitation alternatives for Bonds Creek 1, will be presented. Additionally, this meeting will solicit input from the public on items and concerns that they want considered in evaluations and answer questions about the planned activities.

Representatives from NRCS, the West Virginia Conservation Agency, the Little Kanawha Conservation District, the City of Pennsboro, the Tracy Lake Park Board, the Ritchie County Commission, and the consulting team will be present to answer questions about the project and process. Federal funding has been received to assist the local sponsors in developing this EA, but has not yet been secured for design or construction.

This meeting will be a hybrid in-person and virtual Zoom meeting occurring at Pennsboro City Hall, located at 422 Main Street, Pennsboro, WV 26415 on June 6, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.  If you would like to attend virtually, type the following Zoom link to your browser: or use the call in information.

The call-in number is: 1-(719)-359-4580. Meeting ID: 810 7010 2174. Passcode: 802797. Contact David Sweeney, (304) 290-3214, if you have difficulty in determining how to participate.

NRCS provides reasonable accommodation to enable all persons with disabilities to participate in agency programs and activities. If you require special accommodations or further information, please contact David Sweeney (304) 290-3214 by May 23, 2024.

Comments or questions may be submitted until July 6, 2024, by mail to David Sweeney, 91 Boyles Lane, Parkersburg, WV 26104 or by email to

Additional information is available on the NRCS website, which can be accessed as follows: Bonds Creek Site 1 | Natural Resources Conservation Service ( Updates will be posted to the website throughout the planning process to keep interested parties informed on the project’s progress.



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