Army Corps Invites Comments on Jeorse Park Project Report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has invited public input on the Jeorse Park Beach Section 506 Great Lakes Fishery & Ecosystem Restoration Study Draft Detailed Project Report & Integrated Environmental Assessment.

Jeorse Park Beach, owned and operated by the City of East Chicago, is located along the Lake Michigan shoreline just southeast of Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal in Lake County, Ind.

The Jeorse Park Beach project would include restoring 14.8 acres of beach and dunes, introducing approximately 1 acre of native plantings to an existing breakwater and constructing four submerged rock reef structures as aquatic habitat.

The goal is to restore self-sustaining native plant communities on shore and improve degraded processes within the near shore areas of Jeorse Park Beach.

Comments must be submitted by March 5, 2016, the USACE stated.

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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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