Petition for Beach Replenishment Funding

The call to increase New Jersey beach replenishment funding to $50 million is being supported by an online petition sponsored by the Jersey Shore Partnership. The petition will be delivered to the New Jersey State House, the New Jersey State Senate and Governor Chris Christie.

The present $25 million/year Shore Protection Fund is critically underfunded and insufficient to meet anticipated costs of New Jersey’s coastal restoration projects. An increase to $50 million in the Fund is needed now to protect New Jersey’s coastal infrastructure and the $19 billion shore tourism economy,” the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce said in its announcement.

Current funding of $25 million/year has not been increased since its original legislation in 1992. Coastal protection programs must include back bays, barrier islands and the inland waterways that are sources of flooding for coastal and urban communities, they added.

According to Steve Morey, representing the Chamber’s Environment & Legislative Committee, “Beach protection and replenishment is without a doubt, Cape May County’s most critical issue. It affects our quality of life, tourism driven economy, employment opportunities, and uniquely fragile eco-system.”

New Jersey’s coastal counties, including the Delaware Bay contribute over $20 billion of the state’s $42 billion tourism industry, according to the 2014 New Jersey Tourism Economic Impact report.

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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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