Van Hollen Announces $17 Million for Eastern Shore Projects

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday announced $17.78 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects benefiting the Eastern Shore as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Funding bill.

“A clean and thriving Chesapeake Bay is essential to Maryland’s economy and the watermen, the tourism and fishing industries in particular,” said Senator Van Hollen.

“This funding will help maintain access to the Bay and preserve the natural treasures that boost communities on the Eastern Shore. As we work to increase investments that boost jobs in Maryland, I’ll continue to fight for funding that benefits the Bay and the entire region.”

The projects range from $13.7 million for beach replenishment in Ocean City to $2 million for the dredging of the Wicomico River near Salisbury.

In addition, another $1.4 million will go to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assessment while $600.000 will help fund the Assateague Island Restoration Project.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply