Search results for: Brevard County

56 results

A list of search results

  • 11 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has partnered with the Army Corps’ Jacksonville District, Brevard County, and the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing to replenish portions of the shoreline in Brevard County, Florida. BOEM and its partners signed two separate agreements for the use of up to 1.9 million cubic yards of sand […]

  • 18 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District has just released this amazing photo from their Brevard County Shore Protection Project.        The project will renourish approximately 13.4 miles of shoreline using 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from the Canaveral Shoals Borrow Area II. The contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), will place sand on […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in its latest announcement that the Brevard County Shore Protection Project is now officially underway.        The project will renourish approximately 13.4 miles of shoreline using 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from the Canaveral Shoals Borrow Area II. The contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), will place […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port Canaveral was the site for a conference that outlined plans to renourish Brevard County beaches as part of the Brevard County Shore Protection Project. The pre-construction meeting was organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the lead coordinator to provide details of the $17.4 million dollar project, which is expected to get […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    On November 8, 2016 the citizens of Brevard County voted to approve a 10-year, ½ cent sales tax to implement the county’s “Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan” (SOIRLPP). The plan includes a portfolio of projects to reduce primary sources of pollution (including excess fertilizer, septic system effluent, nutrient enriched reclaimed water, and stormwater); […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has signed an agreement with Brevard County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District authorizing the use of sand from federal waters for the Brevard County Shore Protection Project (North Reach and South Reach). Benefits from the beach nourishment are expected to reduce erosion resulting from Hurricane Matthew […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nearshore artificial reef construction at Mid-Reach in Brevard County is underway and progressing smoothly, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District said in its latest announcement.  The reefs are being built in advance of future beach renourishment from Satellite Beach to Indialantic, said USACE. About 4.8 acres of reef will be constructed to mitigate […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Florida’s Brevard County is embarking on a large-scale environmental dredging project for the Indian River Lagoon. Decades of excessive pollution has overwhelmed the natural resilience and assimilative capacity of this National Estuary. This legacy of pollutant load contributed to record breaking algae blooms in 2011 and 2012, loss of 60% of the seagrass beds, and unusual mortality […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A $115,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will provide funding for Brevard County to complete a sediment removal project for a canal in the town of Indian River Isles that will help reduce harmful nutrient input into Indian River Lagoon. The project will remove approximately 12,000 yards of muck soils from the […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Project & Tenders

    Since the Atlantic Hurricane Season began on Sunday, the Brevard County announced that it has spent millions of dollars to prepare for it. For more than five months the County conducted a beach renourishment project to get Space Coast ready for a potential storm. MyNews13 quoted Mike McGarry, Brevard County beach project manager, as saying: […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, said that operations have wound down on the Brevard County Beach Erosion Control Project with the completion of the North Reach. The South Reach was completed in January. Dredged beach sand now reinforces more than 10 miles of Brevard County shoreline. The sand placement reconstructs areas of […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Brevard County Commissioners announced the estimated sand placement schedule and locations in the North and South Reaches of the Brevard County Shore Protection Project. The estimated sand placement schedule and locations are as follows: – Northern North Reach – Cheri Down Park, Cape Canaveral to Surf Road, Cocoa Beach – December 25, 2013 through […]

  • 2 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved Project Implementation Reports that will result in renourishment of North and South Reach beaches in Brevard County, with the federal government footing virtually 100 percent of the estimated $29.3 million cost to restore parts of the county’s eroded shoreline. In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused high […]

  • 6 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A $7.3 million partnership project between the City of Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida DEP will remove 200,000 cubic yards of muck from 12 canals in the Banana River Lagoon – and along with it,189,000 pounds of total nitrogen and 115,800 pounds of total phosphorus. “Dredging […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Nearly 500,000 cubic yards of muck will be removed from the Grand Canal as part of a $27 million Indian River Lagoon restoration project, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners reports. The dredging operations, expected to take four years to complete, officially started last week. The project entails hydraulic dredging of the Grand Canal system […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Business & Finance

     Brevard County’s Official Save Our Indian River Lagoon has just released a very interesting video about the Cocoa Beach dredging program in Florida.  In the video, Cocoa Beach Project Manager, Wayne Carragino, discusses about the muck removal project in the canals of Cocoa Beach, explaining the challenges and benefits of this project that will […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), state and local elected officials, and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates yesterday celebrated the completion of a two-year-long muck dredging project in the Eau Gallie River aimed at improving water quality. Attendees gathered at historic Ballard Park at the mouth of the […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    WEDA, a non-profit technical association devoted to the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction, recently held the 2018 Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. For over five years, DSC Dredge LLC has sponsored the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Best Paper Award at its annual Dredging Summit & Expo. Always with […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The $1.7 billion work-plan for Fiscal Year 2018 Civil Works appropriations, released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers June 11, includes $143 million for Jacksonville District’s continuing navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction and aquatic ecosystem restoration projects in Florida and Puerto Rico. “The array of projects in this budget will positively contribute to […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is responsible for 1,300 miles of the state’s 1,800 miles of coastline, constructing and maintaining over 30% of the nation’s total shore protection projects. As in previous years, the Corps have been very busy placing sand on shorelines across the state in preparation for the coming storm season. […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) has once again been selected as the contractor for the City of Cocoa Beach Renourishment project. According to the city’s latest update, GLDD will next week begin the renourishment operations. “Projected construction dates are January 25 through the end of March.” “Seven miles of the 9.4 mile North Reach (Port […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The removal of more than 44,000 cubic yards of muck was a cause for celebration yesterday for the St. Johns River Water Management District and its partners, Brevard County and the City of Cocoa Beach. The celebration included a boat tour of 13 canals in the Banana River Lagoon region of the Indian River Lagoon […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has just released the latest edition of its Ocean Science magazine, which focuses on the multi-faceted work of BOEM’s Marine Minerals Program (MMP). BOEM’s MMP program helps coastal communities recover from major storm events that erode beaches and threaten infrastructure, but it also helps towns proactively prepare before these storms […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Forty-three projects will share in approximately $21.3 million from the St. Johns River Water Management District for construction of water supply and water conservation, water quality improvement, flood protection and natural systems restoration projects. The district’s governing board earlier this week approved the project ranking for the fiscal year 2017-2018 Districtwide Annual Cost-share Program. More […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has awarded Brevard County an additional $21.5 million legislative appropriation grant for Phase II of the Brevard County Muck Dredging project. This latest funding builds on the previous $20 million awarded in the past two years for muck removal in the Indian River Lagoon, for a total investment of $41.5 million to date. Muck build-up is […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities to reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution and eliminate muck sediments. “We are committed to partnering with local communities to expedite and implement […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida DEP, state and local elected officials, and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates celebrated the start of muck dredging from the Eau Gallie River last week at Ballard Park in Melbourne. “This project exemplifies the progress possible in improving conditions in the Indian River Lagoon through partnerships,” said […]

  • 12 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gator Dredging, a Florida based dredging contractor, has completed the muck removal from Turkey Creek in Palm Bay, Florida, under budget and ahead of schedule. Part of the larger Indian River Lagoon cleanup effort in Brevard County, this project involved dredging over 236,000 cubic yard of muck using an Ellicott 670 dredger Jesse Marie. “Dredging […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    A public forum on the ‘Save Our Indian River Lagoon’ project and November sales tax referendum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at the Gleason Park Recreation Center in Indian Harbour Beach. ‘The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan’ is a 10-year strategy to restore lagoon health. The plan is designed […]