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  • 18 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Beach renourishment at Vanderbilt Beach is complete. Collier County Coastal Zone Management Manager Gary McAlpin said approximately 90,000 tons of sand has been placed on Vanderbilt Beach between LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club south to just past the Remington condominiums. The renourishment work on this section was completed more than two months ahead of schedule. […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with China’s Rilin Group to help restore 225 acres of mangroves in Collier County. The group has committed $5 million to restore and monitor the mangrove forest at Fruit Farm Creek within the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (RBNERR). The project’s first phase, which entailed permitting, […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    A $2.7 million beach renourishment project on Naples beaches is slated to start today. Two contracts were recently approved by the Board of County Commissioners for the project that will place nearly 79 tons (52,000 cubic yards) of beach quality sand along the beach from 18th Avenue South to just south of Doctor’s Pass. The […]

  • 24 May 2012

    The Collier County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved spending $2 million for the Marco Island’s South Beach renourishment project. According to news-press.com, the project includes: • Adding at least 77,000 cubic yards of sand; • Extending the beach about 80 feet into the Gulf of Mexico; • Repairing five erosion-prevention structures known as T-groins. “It […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Beach renourishment is in the final stages of completion at Park Shore and Lowdermilk Park beaches. Collier County Coastal Zone Management Manager Gary McAlpin said that beach access off Horizon Way will be temporarily available this weekend since crews have completed spreading sand along that beach area. It will need to be limited again for […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Environmental Assessment for design refinements to the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, an Everglades restoration project in Collier County, Florida, is now available for public and agency review. Comments will be accepted through December 22, 2014. During the detailed project design for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project, it was determined that refinements needed to be […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a maintenance dredging contract June 24 for the Naples to Big Marco, Gordon Pass located in Collier County. The federal channel is about 4.5 miles long and has an authorized depth of 12 feet. The Corps’ Jacksonville District awarded the contract to Southwind Construction Corps of Evansville, Indiana, […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite being peak tourist season, the schedule for work on the South Beach Marco Island beach requires completion within the next couple of weeks before the start of turtle nesting season on May 1. “We have been making very good progress,” said Gary McAlpin, the Collier County coastal zone management director who updated Marco Island […]

  • 17 June 2011

    It may be August before permits to dredge a section of Collier Creek are approved. By CANDACE ROTOLO (marconews) [mappress] Source: marconews, June 17, 2011

  • 24 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    This spring City of Marco Island residents will be able to enjoy a wider and more robust section of South Beach between the Belize at Cape Marco Condominiums and Marbelle Club Condominiums, Collier County said in their latest release.  The beach in that section will soon be refurbished with approximately 80,000 cubic yards of sand. […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wiggins Pass Interim Channel dredging operations are scheduled to start next week. The dredging will be done from a barge due to sea turtle nesting season. The dredged beach quality shoaled sand will be removed from three shallow spots in the channel and placed in the water near Barefoot Beach Preserve in the flood shoal […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Curt Clawson has announced that two major waterway projects are expected to start this year in Lee County.  The Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $900,000 for the dredging of sections of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (often referred to as the Miserable Mile), the full amount requested of the Army Corps of Engineers by Clawson. […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Francis Rooney attended a White House dinner and meeting with President Donald Trump earlier this week, where he stressed the need for including Everglades Restoration as a key component of any infrastructure package brought forward. This message is consistent with a letter that Congressman Rooney sent to the President in February 2017, and with the President’s […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urged the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, R.D. James, in a letter, to fairly consider Florida’s critical water infrastructure projects in its Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan. The letter also specifically conveys Rubio’s readiness to work with the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District has issued Nationwide Permit 3, authorizing a one-time dredging event for Clam Pass, the inlet between Clam Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Clam Pass has been closed off from the Gulf of Mexico due to the accumulation of sand that had migrated into the channel, […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the fiscal calendar nears 2020, officials at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to close the books by month’s end while taking a glimpse back at the past year’s accomplishments. Fiscal year 2019 saw a record $88 million in work within the district’s civil works mission. Projects ranged from its maintenance […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A series of public drop in sessions are to be held to update communities on the development of the River Medway flood alleviation schemes, a multi-million pound project to reduce the risk of flooding. The project is being delivered in partnership between the Environment Agency, Kent County Council, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, and Maidstone […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Haier America has chosen Georgia as its logistics hub serving the Southeast U.S. The global firm will move its home appliances and air conditioners through its distribution center located at the Interstate Centre in Black Creek, just outside of Savannah, Ga. Larry Monaghan, Haier’s senior vice president of administration, said the Port of Savannah and […]

  • 17 August 2012

    At a special meeting yesterday, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority took action on two important matters, the Port Authority’s application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit for improvements to the Bayport Ship Channel, and the Port Authority’s formal response to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report. […]

  • 1 November 2011

    Marco Island resident Randy Moity knows better than to take his boat through Collier Creek unless the tide is just right… By ERIC STAATS (marconews) [mappress] Source: marconews, November 1, 2011

  • 26 January 2011

    A contract to dredge a shoal that has given boaters fits at Wiggins Pass won approval Tuesday despite a challenge led by Collier … By ERIC STAATS (naplesnews) [mappress] Source: naplesnews, January 26, 2011;

  • 28 December 2009

    NEALE Hollier believes as much as $100 million each year floats past the Gold Coast and is buoying the economies of other towns and cities because of the state of the Broadwater… Source:goldcoast.com,December 29,2009 [mappress]

  • 6 April 2011

    As a safe and popular anchorage, Smokehouse Bay is one of the best for boaters; but for larger vessels, getting there is more than…   By CHERYL FERRARA (marconews) [mappress] Source: marconews, April 6, 2011    

  • 30 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Hilton Head Island Government has just announced the completion of their 2016 Island wide Beach Renourishment Project. The Town’s contractor Weeks Marine, Inc. completed sand placement activities in the overnight hours on December 29. Since the start of the project in June, more than 2.5 million cubic yards of sand have been placed […]

  • 8 April 2013

    Colliers International released its third North American Port Analysis report which examines evolving trade patterns resulting from the upcoming Panama Canal expansion in 2015. The report’s theme, “CapEx or Capsize,” underscores the idea that cities need to spend the capital to upgrade their ports, or risk “capsizing” their economies. Report author, KC Conway, notes that […]