Birmingham Waterways to Benefit from Five Star Grants

Three Birmingham-area waterways will see environmental improvements, thanks to grants from the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program.

Turkey and Village creeks in Jefferson County and Shoal Creek in Shelby County will benefit from the grants, which will help reduce erosion and aid water quality, among other improvements.

“These projects will engage multiple organizations, students, community leaders and other partners in helping preserve and improve some of the most important creeks in the Birmingham region,” said Susan Comensky, Alabama Power’s vice president for Environmental Affairs.

“The projects also provide a great opportunity to build public awareness about these waterways and the need to protect them.”

One of the three Birmingham-area projects receiving 2016 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grants is the City of Montevallo’s cleanup program.

This scheme will include restoration and protection of Shoal Creek through dredging, removing invasive plants and replanting native species.

A student-produced plant identification booklet will help volunteers in the restoration and educate the public about the importance of native plantings to help control erosion.

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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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