$1.7M Grant for Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant of $1,679,104 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to increase its efforts to protect and restore Wisconsin’s Great Lakes coastal wetlands.

This funding will enable our state partners in Wisconsin to safeguard and restore key habitats along Lake Michigan’s shoreline,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

These grants are crucial to protecting our Lake Michigan shoreline,” said Regional Administrator Secretary Cathy Stepp. “Projects funded by this grant will enhance Wisconsin’s coastal wetlands so that they may continue to be enjoyed by communities and visitors.”

EPA funding will enable WDNR to administer six different projects that will focus on long-term protection and restoration of coastal wetlands and increasing connectivity in streams.

Work will restore hydrological conditions, re-establish native vegetation and protect existing high-quality habitat sites. These projects are expected to protect, restore or enhance 1,223 acres of coast wetland habitat and 463 acres of other habitats in the Great Lakes basin.

Additionally, six miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and riparian corridors will be restored and 1.5 miles of Great Lakes tributaries will be reopened.

Since 2010, EPA has provided states with Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds totaling more than $300 million. GLRI resources are used to strategically target the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem.

 

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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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