The club has proposed rechanneling the brook, regrading its banks and replacing old culverts.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting public comment on Mohegan Sun Country Club’s, Baltic, Conn., pursuit of a permit to restore Ayers Brook and fill wetlands on its golf course, reports TheDay.com.
Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug has proposed rechanneling the brook, regrading its banks and replacing old culverts, according to the federal agency. The proposed improvements also call for the placing of fill in wetlands areas on fairways and in connection with the installation of a fire hydrant near a pond on the course.
In deciding whether to grant the permit, the Corps of Engineers must consider the work’s likely impact on the public interest. Factors include the effect on endangered species, historic properties, water quality and the general environment.
Based on an initial review of the project, the corps’ district engineer has determined that the proposed work may have an impact on properties listed on, or eligible for listing on, the National Register of Historic Places.
Mohegan Sun acquired the course, formerly known as the Pautipaug Country Club, in 2007 and shut it down for renovations last summer. It expects to reopen the course in 2012 after improving the course’s irrigation system, rebuilding several holes and installing several new greens.