PPA Signed for Spring Creek Restoration Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New York City Parks signed recently a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the ecosystem restoration at Spring Creek Park, Brooklyn, New York.

The PPA was signed August 10th on site at Spring Creek by Col. Thomas D. Asbery, Commander of the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mr. Liam Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Parks.

The signing of the PPA allows USACE to move forward on the design and implementation phase of the ecosystem restoration project.

The ecosystem restoration project will improve the habitat in Spring Creek Park and Jamaica Bay. The Spring Creek area is a 47 acre portion of Spring Creek Park is adjacent to the banks of Spring Creek and Ralph’s Creek, located in northern Jamaica Bay in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City.

Over an 80 year period (1920’s to the present), the salt marsh community at Spring Creek was altered by the dredging and filling activities. Dredge material has been deposited on the marshes surrounding Mill Creek, Spring Creek, Betts Creek, and Ralph’s Creek. Today the majority of Mill Creek and all of Betts Creek are filled or piped.

This is another example of the great partnership with New York City Parks to accomplish this important ecosystem restoration project,” said Col. Asbery.

The project is estimated to cost approximately $12,031,000 with the USACE proportionate cost share projected to be $9,023,000 and the NYC Parks proportionate cost share projected at $3,008,000. An additional $5,517,000 is being provided by NYC Park to restore upland areas adjacent to the NYC Compositing Facility located at the site.

 

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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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