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  • 10 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins is saying “not so fast” to a federal agency planning to limit waterfront access in Buffalo. “The unilateral decision to shut off this Squaw Island Pier to the public is a step backward in a community where the benefits of new and improved public access to the water are finally emerging,” said […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie Canal Harbor Development (ECHDC) President Tom Dee marked the start of construction on a demonstration project which could lead to sand beaches along Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. “Anyone visiting Gallagher Beach this past summer knows that the public has been ahead of us on this,” said Congressman Higgins. “People are already […]

  • 11 December 2013

    At the Port of Houston Commission meeting, Chairman Janiece Longoria reviewed the achievements and work of the Port Commission and staff serving in her first year as Chairman. “We have seen so many changes and accomplishments during that time,” she said. “I’ve enjoyed every bit of it and we have a phenomenal team.” Longoria noted […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New funding will support restoration of the Buffalo River and put it on track to be removed from the list of Great Lakes “toxic hotspots” by 2019, the Great Lakes Commission announced yesterday in Buffalo. Nearly $4.7 million is being provided to restore degraded shoreline and create natural habitat at seven sites along the river in […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    With six months on the job as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District supervisory civil engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division (Southern Area Office), Leslie Olson has her hands full, juggling the design of maintenance dredging projects in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Brazos Island Harbor and the […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District received authorization for construction for the deepening of the Freeport Ship Channel to 55 feet, deepening of the Sabine Neches Waterway to 48 feet and will reauthorize the Corpus Christi Ship Channel for widening and deepening to 52 feet following the U.S. Senate-House joint conference committee’s agreement […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Great Lakes Commission (GLC), U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and other guests celebrated the completion of the Buffalo River Habitat Restoration Project yesterday. Eight project sites have been restored since 2013, enhancing nearly two miles of shoreline and 20 acres of fish and wildlife habitat along the lower Buffalo River. Work was led by the GLC […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership dredging efforts have reached the City Ship Canal as part of the ongoing restoration of the Buffalo River “Area of Concern” (AOC). The Partnership has leveraged nearly $75 million dollars into a restoration of the Buffalo River AOC and its shoreline. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, April 23, 2014

  • 17 November 2011

    UB students in the “Geography 470/570 /Law 777” course have spent the semester developing plans to manage the Cattaraugus watershed and …   By PHILLIP COLLINS (buffalo) [mappress] Source: buffalo, November 17, 2011;

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    As the 10-year effort to remove toxic sediment from the Buffalo River nears completion this summer, the focus now shifts to shoreline access and habitat restoration along this once-dead river. After nearly five years of planning and design work, construction is beginning at RiverBend and seven other locations along the Buffalo River that are essential […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership, a unique public-private-non-profit partnership, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and Honeywell is moving forward with plans to address a number of environmental problems affecting the Buffalo River. The environmental challenges include contaminated […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) received confirmation that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has authorized $22 million for the next stage of Buffalo River Restoration. The federal funding will be matched dollar for dollar by a consortium of non-federal funding partners, through a partnership agreement between the Honeywell Corporation and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, for a […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    New Buffalo Harbor will be open for boating this season. This year Lake Michigan water levels are at an all-time low and levels are expected to continue dropping this summer, adversely affecting boating throughout the Great Lakes. Despite this, New Buffalo Mayor Warren Peterson is resolute, “safe navigation in New Buffalo Harbor is a top […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, recently sent a letter to the United States Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, which oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, to enlist help with the severe erosion problems plaguing the City of New Buffalo and New Buffalo Township. Signing onto the letter additionally was U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg. […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Lake Michigan water level is at an all-time low – and levels are expected to continue dropping. Despite this, New Buffalo Mayor Warren Peterson is resolute, “safe navigation in New Buffalo Harbor is a top priority of the City of New Buffalo…. the City is committed to having the waterway from the City Boat Launch […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a “man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding.” The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Low water levels, not low funds, maybe the biggest threat to the 2013 boating season in New Buffalo’s 1,000-vessel recreational harbor. “The water level is 17 inches below what it was this time last year. That’s huge, almost a foot and a half. We’ve broken the record low since the Army Corps of Engineers has […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan joined City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown last week to announce nearly $1.9 million in funding to help clean up and improve the water quality of Scajaquada Creek. The Buffalo Sewer Authority will be receiving $1,815,000 from the Green Innovation Grant Program […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Developing a love and respect for the open seas came naturally to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Small Craft Operator Joe Vernier, a Galveston, Texas, native, who spent much of his youth recreating along and exploring the Gulf of Mexico. So it’s not any surprise that Vernier chose a career that would enable […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Pokagon Fund has announced that $406,069 in project funding was awarded in January. The projects that received grant awards include: • Up to $150,000 to the City of New Buffalo to dredge the harbor. Federal funding used to be available for dredging this federal channel, but hasn’t been forthcoming for some time. This is […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced his push for the Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013, which would free up critical dredging funding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) needs in order to dredge the Buffalo River and surrounding waterways and keep the waterfront fully open for business. Each day, sediment settles at the […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    A wooden groyne is to be trialed at Buffalo Beach, off the end of the already completed stage two rock seawall, announced today the Thames-Coromandel Council. It’s expected the groyne will promote enough sand build-up towards the north of Buffalo Beach to negate the construction of a further rock seawall as well as allow for more […]

  • 8 July 2013

      Dredging operations from both the Federal Navigation Channel and the Launch Access Channel (between the Whittaker Street Bridge and the City Boat Launch) are complete, and the New Buffalo Harbor is open. The U.S. Army of Engineers’ contractor for the Federal Navigation Channel addressed the ‘trouble spot’ at the harbormouth and they will soon […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, including a leading environmental practice, is part of a team selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office to perform sediment remediation of the Buffalo River in Buffalo, N.Y. AECOM will support the prime contractor, Environmental Quality Management, Inc., in […]

  • 2 September 2011

    The US Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to begin a massive cleanup of the Buffalo River today… a day which those who concern … By Dave McKinley (wgrz) [mappress] Source: wgrz, September 2, 2011;