Smith Point County Park Renourishment Wrapped Up

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced that the beach renourishment project at Smith Point County Park is complete.

The project is part of the larger New York Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study known as FIMP.

“After more than 50 years of planning and praying, beach renourishment at Smith Point County Park – including new dunes and berms and millions of yards of new sand –  is completed. And the entire South Shore coastline is well on its way to being more fully protected,” said Schumer. 

“We worked very hard in the Sandy Relief bill to secure fully federal funding for the Fire Island to Montauk Point effort. Projects like this will go a long way in protecting our vulnerable barrier islands and south shore communities, like Mastic Beach, from the next major storm.”

According to the Army Corps, the Smith Point County Park beach renourishment project placed approximately 2.2 million cubic yards of sand along the beach to construct a system of dunes and beach berm, including dune grass plantings.

In addition, work included approximately 100 acres of habitat maintenance and enhancement within Smith Point County Park for endangered piping plovers.

Completion of this project was critical in protecting Long Island’s south shore in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, as low-lying communities like Mastic Beach remained unprotected by the flattened dune system.

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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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