State DEP To Hold Open House On Stream Erosion And Flooding Thursday In Benton

The state Department of Environmental Protection will host a public open house in the Benton High School Auditorium this Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to provide information and resources to landowners and municipal officials seeking to work in streams impacted by flooding and erosion. Attendees can speak one-on-one about their stream work and flooding questions with staff from the DEP and other state and county agencies and view educational displays and demonstrations. A short presentation by the DEP will happen at 5:30 p.m. DEP officials say municipal officials and streamside landowners are strongly encouraged to attend Thursday night’s open house in Benton.