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Picture of the Day: Rockaway Beach Coastline Restoration Project

Picture of the Day: Rockaway Beach Coastline Restoration Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, continues work on a $36.5 million coastline restoration project at Rockaway Beach. During the project, nearly 3.5 million cubic yards of sand will be placed […]

Norfolk Dredging Bags Baltimore Harbor Deepening Deal

Norfolk Dredging Bags Baltimore Harbor Deepening Deal

Norfolk Dredging Company has won a $18.8 million contract for a dredging requirement for Baltimore harbor and channels. Maintenance dredging will take place in various channel sections in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $18,784,248 were obligated at the time of the award. The estimated completion […]

Veit Picked to Dredge South Canal at Belle Fourche

Veit Picked to Dredge South Canal at Belle Fourche

The Belle Fourche Irrigation District will be performing dredging of the South Canal intake structure this summer. Dredging, that was supposed to begin in the middle of August, will continue through the end of the year, or until work is completed. Work will be performed daily between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. “South Canal Outlet […]

Cullen Park Dredging About to Commence (USA)

Cullen Park Dredging About to Commence (USA)

To improve boating access at Cullen Park, the City of Toledo obtained a grant in the amount of $475,000 to re-dredge the existing channel between Cullen Park and main deep water channel of the Maumee River.  In addition to channel dredging, the City of Toledo obtained an $850,000 grant from the State of Ohio, Division […]

USA: Meeting on Housatonic River PCB Issue Set for Next Week

USA: Meeting on Housatonic River PCB Issue Set for Next Week

The public forum regarding the Housatonic River “Rest of River” clean-up effort will take place Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Berkshire Scenic Railway Station, 10 Willow Creek Road, Lenox, MA, at 6:30 PM. The debate over clean-up of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the Housatonic River has reached an important stage and it is critical that the Board of […]

UPDATE: Upper Hudson River Dredging in Full Swing

UPDATE: Upper Hudson River Dredging in Full Swing

The upper Hudson River dredging project, administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and General Electric (GE), will be in progress during the 2014 Navigation Season between Lock C-4 in Stillwater and Lock C-8 in Fort Edward. The dredging operations are lighted, have day shapes and arrow boards displayed. Additional informational signs have […]

Senators Announce Grant to Support Coastal Observations

Senators Announce Grant to Support Coastal Observations

An observation system that provides real-time data on the health of the coastal ecosystem of the Great Lakes will receive a federal grant of $252,681, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve its online presence, U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced.  “In cleaning up the Great Lakes, we need to ensure […]

St. Louis River Cleanup Moves Ahead of Schedule

St. Louis River Cleanup Moves Ahead of Schedule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the first of nine environmental impairments, which caused the St. Louis River to be included on a binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern, has been lifted one year ahead of schedule. EPA Regional Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined for the announcement […]

Officials Highlight Importance of Craney Island (USA)

Officials Highlight Importance of Craney Island (USA)

Often referred to as the jewel of Hampton Roads, the Norfolk District put Craney Island Dredged Material Management Area on display through a partnership of port, state and corps officials for Sen. Tim Kaine last week. Kaine, who is on a two-week tour throughout Virginia, saw and heard firsthand how vital the facility’s continued use […]

Rhode Island Sediment Control Handbook Update Released

Rhode Island Sediment Control Handbook Update Released

The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee (RI SCC), under the direction of the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), has approved the adoption of updates to the Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook (Handbook). These updates are in accordance with State law and pursuant to the RI Administrative […]







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