Brevard County Ready for the Fourth Dredging Project

On November 8, 2016 the citizens of Brevard County voted to approve a 10-year, ½ cent sales tax to implement the county’s “Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan” (SOIRLPP).

The plan includes a portfolio of projects to reduce primary sources of pollution (including excess fertilizer, septic system effluent, nutrient enriched reclaimed water, and stormwater); Remove historical pollution that is now accumulated in muck deposits that smother seagrass, cloud the water column, release nutrients and deplete oxygen; Restore natural stabilization and filtration systems (including oyster bars and living shorelines); and a process to monitor project implementation, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness with a volunteer Citizen Oversight Committee to Respond to monitoring data, new technology, changing conditions.

The Brevard County Board of Commissioners is currently advertising a request for proposals for the dredging of the Sykes Creek Environmental Restoration Muck Dredging Project as part of the SOIRLP Plan to improve the health and water quality of the Indian River Lagoon.

The project is the fourth project in a series of environmental restoration ‘muck’ removal projects to dredge nutrient laden material from the Indian River Lagoon. These organic-rich mucky accumulations smother benthic marine life and replace critical seagrass habitats with oxygen depleted dead zones that have contributed to numerous algae blooms and overall decline in water quality in recent years.

The environmental restoration muck dredge projects are partially funded by Florida State legislative appropriations and partially funded by the Brevard County Save Our Indian River Lagoon sales tax.

The voter approved half cent sales tax will fund over $300 million in projects intended to restore water quality within the Lagoon. As part of this plan, approximately $200 million dollars in dredge projects will be implemented over the next ten years.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Mar 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 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

22nd World Dredging Congress & Exposition (WODCON XXII)

The event is being organized by the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), China Dredging Association (CHIDA) and Eastern…

read more >

IADC SEMINAR ON DREDGING AND RECLAMATION IN DELFT

This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops…

read more >

PORTS Conference

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

read more >

Jobs>

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

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