EPA Grant Helps Restore Louisiana Coast

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $362,213 to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana to help design a project implemented under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) program.

The project will create and nourish 634 acres of marshland in the Shell Beach area off of Lake Borgne, southeast of New Orleans.

The marsh will help stabilize the landform separating Lake Borgne from the Mississippi River outlet to the Gulf of Mexico. Using fill material from the lake, the project will create 346 acres of new marsh and nourish 288 acres of existing marsh.

Marshes and wetlands significantly benefit communities and the environment. Wetlands help prevent flooding and filter pollution from stormwater runoff. They also provide food, protection, and habitat for many of the nation’s fish and wildlife species, including endangered and threatened species.

Restoring wetlands and marshes is important for Louisiana, which continues to lose large amounts of coastal land area due to erosion.

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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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