Major General Milhorn Tours Poplar Island Restoration Work

Image source: USACE

Major General Jeffrey L. Milhorn, Commanding General, North Atlantic Division, visited Poplar Island yesterday – a restoration project cooperated on by USACE and Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration.

Poplar Island once covered over 1100 acres and was used as a vacation spot by both President Roosevelt and President Truman, before almost all of it was eroded.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District is restoring the remote island habitat with sediment dredged from shipping lanes.

This work is part of Baltimore District’s Poplar Island expansion project, which is a partnership with the Maryland Port Administration, to create an additional 575 acres using clean material dredged from the Maryland Chesapeake Bay approach channels to the Port of Baltimore.

Large rocks and sand are being placed to create dikes to outline the expansion cells, allowing dredge material to later be placed within the cell.

Image source: USACE

 

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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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