The applicant seeks authorization to conduct grading and filling operations in waters of the United States to expand the current church grounds. The plans would include the placement of fill to raise the southern portion of the site up to a usable level for athletic fields. The proposed athletic fields would be completed to support summertime camps, events and group activities. In order to raise the site, clean commercial fill is to be brought in from offsite locations yet to be determined by the applicant. Approximately 140,000 cubic yards of material is planned to be deposited on the project site and it will impact a total of 2.77 acres of emergent wetland. The emergent wetland is located adjacent to an unnamed tributary to the Meramec River.