EPA Supports Wisconsin’s Coastal Wetland Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $550,303 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to protect high quality coastal wetlands, to acquire land in a State Natural Area, and to control invasive species in coastal wetlands.

Work will focus on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

“This grant will assist the efforts of local partners to improve environmental conditions and health for the 30 million Americans who live and work in the Great Lakes region,” said EPA Administrator Pruitt. “EPA is working closely with state and local partners to advance our shared goal to restore the Great Lakes ecosystem.”

“These grants will enhance the department’s efforts to protect highly sensitive and rare coastal wetland habitats,” said WDNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “The projects will benefit both the fish and wildlife resources along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.”

WDNR will use EPA funding to protect high quality wetland habitat on the coast of Lake Michigan.

Wisconsin will also acquire 4.6 acres of land in the Chiwaukee Prairie, a State Natural Area on the coast of Lake Michigan. Additionally, funding will be used to protect 1,222 acres of Lake Michigan’s coastal wetlands from invasive species.

 

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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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