Money Secured for Sandusky Bay Scheme

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded $5.7 million to be used for Great Lakes restoration through the Sustain Our Great Lakes program, including $950,000 to The Winous Point Marsh Conservancy to restore 175 acres of coastal wetland in Sandusky Bay.

The Conservancy has also put forward $1,500,000 in matching funds to pay for the project.

“This award is great news for Northern Ohio and the entire Great Lakes region, supporting the rebuilding of one of our critical coastal wetlands,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

According to NFWF, “The wetland will provide additional habitat within an existing coastal wetland complex that is highly used by waterfowl, marshbirds, and shorebirds. This restoration will add wetland habitat to a region that has lost approximately 75% of its historic coastal wetland.”

A second Ohio award recipient, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is set to receive $126,366 to support restoration and enhancement of 265 acres of emergent marsh and swamp forest habitat in Mentor Marsh, a National Natural Landmark.

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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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