Mohawk River Watershed Grants

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) yesterday announced more than $200,000 in Mohawk River watershed grants for six projects.

According to the DEC, the grants, funded by the state’s Environmental Protection Fund, will help to improve water quality, promote resiliency, and create recreational opportunities for watershed communities, all goals outlined in the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda.

The Mohawk River is a valuable environmental and economic treasure to upstate New York, and these grants will help advance critical projects to preserve and protect the health of the river and its watershed,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “This is the fourth year that DEC has offered grants to support important local projects in the Mohawk River watershed.

Among the awarded organizations is Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) with their Ninemile Creek Natural Channel Design Stream Bank Stabilization Project.

The SWCD, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will stabilize 200 feet of the southern bank of Ninemile Creek to restore the stream bank and reduce downstream sedimentation through creation of a natural, self-maintaining stable stream that will improve aquatic habitat.

 

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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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