Officials to Discuss Bayou Chico Restoration

 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has invited stakeholders, government representatives, scientists, environmental organizations, agricultural operators and others, to attend a meeting (December 11, Pensacola, FL) that will provide updates on the ongoing restoration plan for Bayou Chico.

We thank our stakeholders for their dedication to restoring Bayou Chico,” said Tom Frick, director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. “While there is more work to be done, we can be proud of the improvements we have accomplished so far.”

The day of the annual update meeting, DEP representatives will also be hosting a “Maps on the Table” exercise for the waterbodies.

The restoration plan, known as a basin management action plan or BMAP, covers Bayou Chico and six water body segments, all of which flow into Bayou Chico and the bay: Jones Creek, Jackson Creek, Bayou Chico Drain, Bayou Chico Beach, Bayou Chico proper and Sanders Beach.

BMAPs are long-term plans developed in collaboration with stakeholders that identify strategies and projects to eliminate or reduce pollutant sources and restore the waterbody to health.

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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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