Assunpink Creek Restoration on the Way

The Department of Environmental Protection has approved permits for the removal of a 500-foot long Broad Street culvert that carries the Assunpink Creek under a portion of Trenton, and to realign and stabilize the creek as part of a long-awaited restoration effort, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday.

The stream will be stabilized with river stone, boulders and other materials, including native vegetation to be planted on the banks. The project site is about 1,000 feet upstream from the mouth of the Assunpink Creek at the Delaware River

The goal of the project is to offer new recreational opportunities, restore migratory fish habitat, improve the aesthetics of the nearby historic Mill Hill neighborhood, remove an existing safety hazard, and improve the overall stream ecology of the Assunpink Creek by creating an open channel stream system.

Work is expected to start on the $4 million project this spring and be completed by the end of 2016. The project is being financed on a 75 percent-25 percent cost share between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the DEP, which is providing $1 million through its 319(h) federal Clean Water Act grant program.

The project will consist of four components: removal of the existing culvert structure, restoration of the stream bed and fish habitat, restoration of stream banks and planting riparian vegetation, and construction of a pedestrian walkway to connect sections of the Assunpink Greenway.

A new channel will be constructed along an alignment that brings the creek away from the Capital Place One building and closer to Assunpink Drive, which will restore it to a location closer to where it existed historically.

 

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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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