The Columbia County Commissioners are holding a public meeting for all residents, businesses, and municipal officials to learn more about the Fishing Creek Watershed and West End flood mitigation studies. The meeting will be on July 29, 2021, from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Columbia County Office at the Sawmill Road Complex, 702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 in the large meeting room. Entrance for the large meeting room is in the rear of the building.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

6:00-7:00pm – West End Flood Mitigation Study, presented by Borton-Lawson
7:00-7:30pm – Break/Social Opportunity
7:30-8:30pm – Fishing Creek Flood Mitigation Study – presented by HRG, Inc.

Reservations can be accepted online at or by calling, Flood Resiliency Program Analyst Geralee Zeigler, SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) at 570-522-7218. Individuals who are interested in attending may register for the 6:00pm session or the 7:30pm session independently or for both sessions. SEDA-COG is assisting the County in the grant administration of the studies. Both projects have been financed by grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financing Authority and the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Columbia County Commissioner Chris Young said, “The Commissioners are pleased to host this meeting as it is an opportunity for people in Columbia County to learn more about the flood mitigation studies in the Fishing Creek Watershed and the West End in the Town of Bloomsburg. We appreciate the efforts of Senator John Gordner and Representative Dave Millard to secure funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for these studies.”

SEDA-COG is a community and economic development agency in Lewisburg and is one of seven Local Development Districts in Pennsylvania. SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in the 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives.

For more information, please contact Kristen Moyer, community relations director, SEDA-Council of Governments, at 570-522-7212 or