City of Duluth: EPA Awards $220,000 for Coastal Protection

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $220,000 to the City of Duluth to protect coastal wetland habitat along the shoreline of Lake Superior.

“Duluth will use EPA funding to protect important coastal wetland habitats identified by the Lake Superior Action and Management Plan,” EPA said in their announcement.

“Grants like this one demonstrate why full funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is so important. We need to keep restoring our wetlands, shorelines, tributaries and wildlife habitats to preserve and protect these precious natural resources for generations to come,” U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan said.

“Duluth is a community with deep historical connections to Lake Superior and the St. Louis River estuary. We embrace our status as a thriving waterfront community and the responsibility that comes with living next to the world’s largest fresh water source,” said Duluth Mayor Emily Larson.

“We are proud and excited to accept this Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the EPA and to work with our community partners to maintain the health and future sustainability of our water ways while advancing our stewardship goals.”

This funding will support a multi-dimensional analysis that will be used to develop ecological restoration and conservation management plans. Additionally, up to 1,300 acres of coastal wetlands and shoreline along nearly 10 miles of the St. Louis River Estuary will be permanently protected.

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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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