Representative Kelly Highlights Importance of Presque Isle’s Beaches

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U.S. Representative Mike Kelly has submitted a joint bipartisan letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) to officially request that beach nourishment for Presque Isle State Park remains a high-priority project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ budget for fiscal year 2019 and work plan for fiscal year 2018.

“I’m very proud to once again lead this bipartisan effort to ensure that Presque Isle’s beaches remain pristine and healthy for the millions of families and tourists who visit them each year,” said Kelly. 

“The seven-mile stretch on Lake Erie’s shoreline annually requires proper care and nourishment in order to stay operational. More than one thousand local jobs depend on it, which makes this fight so critical. I expect the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to once again recognize the importance of maintaining this natural and economic treasure for our entire region and country.”

The letter was co-signed by Representative Glenn Thompson and U.S. Senators Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey.

In the letter, officials stated that they will continue to work with state and local officials to ensure that the beaches at Presque Isle are properly maintained and continue to support the region’s robust tourism industry.

In accordance with federal, state, and local agreement, we respectfully request that you prioritize the Presque Isle Beach Nourishment Project as you finalize your FY 2018 Work Plan and FY 2019 budget,” the letter said.

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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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