NOAA Awards $23.7 Million for Coastal Restoration

As part of its efforts to support coastal communities looking to build more resilient futures, NOAA yesterday announced the funding of a $23.7 million award for the construction of the Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration project.

The project will be funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program, which has restored and protected more than 112,000 acres of coastal habitat in Louisiana in the past 25 years.

This is a win-win investment by NOAA and the local community because this project will help restore the natural systems that protect the coastline from storms and floods, as well as support healthy, sustainable fisheries,” said Eileen Sobeck, assistant NOAA administrator for fisheries.

This project will contribute to the resilience of the coastal ecosystems and communities near Lake Charles, Louisiana, by restoring the wetlands at the mouth of the Calcasieu River that have been converted to open water due to Hurricanes Rita and Ike.

This project will restore approximately 600 acres of salt marsh at the mouth of the river by dredging sediments from just offshore.

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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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