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  • 18 February 2014

    Genesis Energy, L.P. announced plans to invest approximately $150 million to construct a new crude oil, intermediates and refined products import/export terminal in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (the Baton Rouge Terminal). The project is expected to generate economic benefits both for the Greater Baton Rouge community and the state of Louisiana and further expands Genesis Energy’s […]

  • 1 April 2014

    The Baton Rouge Area Foundation will hire a firm to create a master plan for the LSU and City Park Lakes, a critical step to save them from reverting to swampland. The city-parish and LSU own the lakes, while BREC operates the Baton Rouge Beach recreational area on the bank. Together, they are supporting the […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, is hosting a final public meeting to provide an update on the draft integrated General Reevaluation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement titled “Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana”. The purpose of the study is to evaluate economic viability as well as alternative […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor John Bel Edwards and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation President/CEO, John Davies were joined by Justin Ehrenwerth, CEO/President of The Water Institute of The Gulf, in a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this week for the $25 million Center for Coastal & Deltaic Solutions. “Capitalizing on Louisiana’s growing stature as a center of global water management […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and Congressman Garret Graves have found a solution to move forward on the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project, they announced earlier this week. The project will dredge, widen and upgrade 66 miles of waterways in the East Baton Rouge Parish critical […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Henry Baptiste to the Pontchartrain Levee District. The Pontchartrain Levee Board is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the levees and maintaining the levee drainage systems within East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Charles Parishes. Baptiste will be appointed to […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Weeks Marine has been awarded an $18.7 million firm-fixed-price contract with options for Mississippi River hopper dredge disposal from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, according to defense.gov. The work will be performed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of February 10, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet, with two received. […]

  • 10 June 2011

    The Army Corps of Engineers closed another gate on the Morganza spillway north of Baton Rouge on Thursday as the threat from… By CAIN BURDEAU (sunherald) [mappress] Source: sunherald, June 10, 2011    

  • 18 December 2013

    Governor Bobby Jindal, officials from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Department of Economic Development and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) joined leaders from the City of Baton Rouge, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Louisiana State University and other coastal research institutes to unveil plans for the establishment of The Water Campus […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson last week joined officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  to announce an agreement for the deepening of the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico through Baton Rouge has been authorized and signed.    “This is a […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards joined yesterday officials from Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University (LSU), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) to unveil the LSU Center for River Studies that will be dedicated to coastal restoration and river management. The large-scale physical model of the lower Mississippi River […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators David Vitter and Bill Cassidy, M.D. have applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2016 Work Plan that included increased funding for additional Louisiana projects and priorities.  “Louisiana’s ports and waterways are at the core of our state’s economic prosperity, which is why ensuring their safety and efficiency is so vitally […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    To prevent a worsening outbreak of algae blooms this summer at City Park Lake in Baton Rouge, LA, a series of herbicide treatments will be applied between May and July, said BREC – the agency that connects people to parks and nature in East Baton Rouge Parish. The mild winter and warm spring resulted in […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will provide an update at public meetings on the draft integrated General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) entitled “Mississippi River Ship Channel, Gulf to Baton Rouge, Louisiana”. The purpose of the study is to evaluate alternative plans (including the no-action plan) for […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Brad Arcement as chief of its Dam and Levee Safety Production Center of Engineering and Construction Division’s levee safety branch. In this position, Arcement is responsible for oversight of non-routine levee safety modification studies, engineering risk analysis, and serves as a […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues to make progress on the Center for River Studies and Mississippi River Physical Model in Baton Rouge. Model panel assembly is kicking off and the digital projection system is being calibrated, CPRA said in its latest announcement. The Center will house the Expanded Small Scale Physical […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The USACE’s dredging vessel Hurley is currently at Red Eye Crossing in Baton Rouge, La., conducting maintenance dredging of the waterway. The dredging will be performed to a required depth of 60 feet with a 500 foot wide channel, allowing deep draft vessels to safely navigate the crossing. Richard Miller, the dredger Hurley’s industrial electronics control […]

  • 26 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards opened the second of two leadership roundtables yesterday in Baton Rouge, hosted by the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) and the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), with a focus on financing the State’s master plan for coastal restoration and protection. Introduced by former Governor Kathleen Blanco as the new and highly […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River April 8-12, 2013. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The meeting […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Urging citizens, government leaders and non-governmental organizations to recognize a continuous storm destroying Louisiana’s coast, King Milling, chair of America’s WETLAND Foundation, opened a summit on the national significance of Louisiana’s coastal master plan last week. Ticking off a list of threatened environmental, navigation, energy and transportation assets housed in Louisiana’s wetlands, Milling said: “The […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On February 4 & 5, HYPACK®, Inc. will hold a two-day HYPACK® DREDGEPACK Training at The Holiday Inn in Baton Rouge, LA. This training will concentrate on the basics of dredging using DREDGEPACK® Software applications for various dredge types. This two day course will provide instruction in the volume computation methods available in HYPACK®. Day […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Board (CPRA) convened in Baton Rouge earlier this week to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan, a 3-year outlook of projected revenues and expenditures, project activity and implementation schedules.  In a presentation to the board, CPRA Executive Director Michael Ellis reported that CPRA facilitated three public hearings: January 8th, […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    America’s WETLAND Foundation has announced that the Summit on the National Significance of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan will take place in February 2017. The summit follows two leadership forums convened in October 2016 and will be a highly-focused meeting to take stock of goals set in motion 15 years ago. The program will focus on reviewing […]

  • 2 August 2013

    Weeks Marine Inc., Covington, La., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $12,728,225 for dredging services in support of various projects. Work will be performed in West Baton Rouge Parish, La., West Feliciana Parish, La., St. Martin Parish, La., and St. Mary Parish, La. The type of appropriation will be determined […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Baton Rouge-based Water Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with Deltares of the Netherlands to pursue solutions in coastal protection and restoration. The research partners will focus on key areas — from software development and watershed modeling to infrastructure and nature-based solutions that preserve coastlines — as a pathway for supporting Louisiana’s 50-year, $50 billion Coastal Master Plan […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    DredgeFest Louisiana workshop, organized by the Dredge Research Collaborative, is scheduled for January 11-17, 2014, in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The first Dredgefest was held in NYC, one month before Hurricane Sandy made landfall. DredgeFest Louisiana is a symposium, field expedition, and intensive design workshop about the human manipulation of sediment and the soft […]