Increasing Funding for Anacostia River Cleanup

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has just announced that her amendment to the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill to increase funding for the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Program by $5 million passed the House of Representatives on Jun 19, 2019.

Building on Norton’s work to restore the Anacostia River, the funding would help sediment remediation in the Anacostia watershed with the goal of removing toxins from the river bottom and river banks.

Sediments are an ongoing source of contaminants that must be addressed before the Anacostia River can be returned to a fishable and swimmable river,” Norton said. “I appreciate that the amendment was cosponsored by several regional friends, Representatives Gerald Connolly (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), and David Trone (D-MD).”

As one of the prized assets of the District’s ecosystem, we must continue efforts to ensure the Anacostia River is clean enough for residents and visitors to enjoy and for wildlife to thrive,” Norton added.

She concluded by saying that the Army Corps of Engineers will now have more funding to help restore and rehabilitate this vital part of the 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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