The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold two public kick-off meetings for the Shoshone River Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project. The first public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Grizzly Hall at the Park County Library, located at 1500 Heart Mountain Street in Cody. The second public meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the Lovell Community Center, located at 1925 Highway 310 in Lovell, Wyoming.

The purpose of the meetings will be to provide information on the Shoshone River Pathogen TMDL project. A TMDL is defined as the amount of pollutant a stream can accept and still meet its designated uses. A TMDL assessment is required by the Clean Water Act when a waterbody is determined to not be meeting its assigned designated uses.

Each meeting will include a 20-minute presentation, followed by an opportunity to talk with DEQ and project representatives. The meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m. You are invited to attend this meeting to assist in providing valuable information and input for the project.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available, upon request, for individuals with disabilities. For additional assistance, contact Kevin Hyatt, DEQ at (307) 777-8582.