Michigan LCV to Secure Sustainable Great Lakes Restoration Plan

Michigan LCV’s Alicia Prygoski (Legislative and Political Assistant) and Erica Bloom (Program Manager), traveled to Washington D.C. last week to join other Great Lakes advocates for the “Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition annual lobby day”.

With a mission to secure a sustainable Great Lakes restoration plan and the funding needed to implement it, the work of the coalition stretches across the Great Lakes basin and into congressional offices in Washington D.C. The timing to ask for continued funding for the Lakes couldn’t have been better, as U.S. President Obama had just a day before cut funding to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) by $25 million.

The GLRI is a federal program meant to fund restoration projects like dam removal, river pollution cleanups, and wildlife habit across each of the Great Lakes.

Press Release, March 10, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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