Importance of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act Highlighted

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released yesterday the following statement after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015 (S. 1024):

“The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a critical program for our region, the health of our communities, and the protection of our clean water resource.

“I am pleased to see that the Environment and Public Works Committee recognizes the importance of the GLRI to the Great Lakes, and I look forward to building on this important step forward by working with stakeholder groups and my colleagues to increase funding levels for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative as the bill moves through the legislative process.”

Last year, Senator Baldwin urged the Senate Appropriations committee to provide full funding for the program.

In addition, private foundations, non-profit groups and local governments often match funds, further leveraging the federal investment in the Great Lakes.

The Brookings Institute has estimated that fully implementing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would yield between $80-$100 billion in benefits across the Great Lakes states, and as much as $2.3 billion in the Milwaukee metro area alone, from increased property values.

Wisconsin projects have worked to reduce beach contamination in Milwaukee and provided fish habitat to restore healthy populations of species including trout and sturgeon in Door County, Milwaukee and Ozaukee County.

Projects have removed toxic contaminated sediment from the Sheboygan River and from Milwaukee’s Lincoln Creek, Kinnickinnic River and the Milwaukee River channel, which is a major step in river restoration.

 

 

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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.

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