Public Notice

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from City of Mena to construct Ward Lake Trails in Mena, Polk County, Arkansas.  Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), EDA is conducting an assessment of the potential of the proposed project to affect the environment and/or historic properties.  Notice is hereby given that the project is proposed to be located in, or may affect, a floodplain and/or wetland as defined by Executive Order (EO) 11988 and/or EO 11990.

The project at Ward Lake offers approximately 160 acres of mainly wooded and sloping terrain. The trail plan has 6 miles of quality single track. The project will be located at Ward Lake in Mena, Arkansas.   Project information is available for review at City of Mena, 520 Mena Street, Mena, Arkansas.

If you have any information regarding potential impacts to historic properties or environmental resources including wetlands or floodplains associated with this proposed project please provide it in writing to:

Dana Phillips


Regional Environmental Officer

Department of Commerce

Economic Development Administration



Comments received in the EDA Regional Office by 5:00 pm eastern on April 19, 2022 will be considered.  A copy of the NEPA/NHPA decisional document will be available upon request at the above EDA Regional Office.