New Legislation Paves Way for Bayou Restoration Grant

U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana will be receiving a grant of $23.7 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), providing for restoration of Oyster Bayou Marsh in Cameron Parish.

“Coastal restoration and hurricane protection aren’t just important issues. They’re matters of life or death – of survival for whole communities and ways of life,Vitter said.

This funding for marsh restoration in Cameron Parish will be a huge boost to our overall goals of restoring our coast.”

This funding is part of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA). Funds from this grant will fund phase two of the Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration project.

The project will create new and support existing saline marsh habitats in Cameron Parish, an area devastated by years of land-loss due to inland saltwater intrusion and hurricanes, particularly Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008.

For this area, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates a -1.8% land loss per year between 1984 and 2011.

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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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