DEP Provides Funding for Beach Renourishment

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $500,000 in grant funding for a beach stabilization project that also provides recreational opportunities at the North Shore Public Beach Access to residents and visitors of the town of Longboat Key.

The department is committed to helping fund and implement projects that offer direct benefits to local communities by preserving the environment, enhancing tourism and protecting wildlife,” said DEP Secretary Jon Steverson. 

As a part of the Beach Management Funding Assistance Program, DEP reimbursed Longboat Key for a portion of the renourishment project, which was completed in June.

Approximately 13,000 tons of compatible beach sand was brought in to renourish the degrading area, and provide critical nesting habitat for sea turtles.

Florida’s beach and dune system acts as the first line of defense during hurricane season. Beach renourishment reduces the impacts of storm surge and provides wave attenuation, reducing potential for structural damage.

Since 1999, Florida has invested almost $659 million to restore and maintain more than 227 miles of Florida beaches.

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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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