USA: Shinnecock Inlet to Receive Dredging Funds
As southampton.patch.com reports, the Shinnecock Inlet is slated to be dredged at a cost of $11.3 million, thanks to state funding as part of the governor’s initiative to stimulate employment and accelerate projects across New York State.
Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., I-Sag Harbor, said on Monday that a total of $66.8 million from the New York Works project fund is being allocated to the South Fork to address coastal erosion. Thiele said a total of $109.3 million was allocated for six coastal erosion-control projects on Long Island. The state will invest $22.65 million and leverage the remaining $86.65 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
According to the governor’s office, NY Works was meant to “reinvent economic development with innovative new strategy that will put New Yorkers back to work rebuilding the state’s infrastructure.” A task force was set up to create “tens of thousands” of jobs and accelerate critical projects.
Dredging Today Staff, April 17, 2012;