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  • 18 February 2011

    Maintenance dredging of the Fairport Harbor federal navigation channel and its potential to impact Lake Erie water quality will be the focus… (news-herald) [mappress] Source: news-herald, February 18, 2011;

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the City of Buffalo to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Lake Erie. Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator for the Great Lakes, was joined by Congressmember Brian Higgins and Buffalo Mayor Byron […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Biologists, together with the Floating Plant Crew, were at the Ashtabula Harbor east breakwater, May 4, repairing storm-damaged common tern (Sterna hirundo) habitat. The common tern habitat was constructed two years ago in an effort to establish an additional breeding location along the southern shore of Lake Erie. […]

  • 25 October 2011

    The Erie Canal may be down but it’s not out. It is, however, literally down: Water level on the storied waterway is low, due to damage from… By RICK KARLIN (timesunion) [mappress] Source: timesunion, October 25, 2011    

  • 31 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.3 million to the Ohio EPA to continue restoration work at four highly contaminated sites on the Great Lakes and to coordinate the state’s management plan for Lake Erie. This EPA funding is the first installment of an approximately $3.7 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to Ohio […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Ohio EPA and The National Park Service will host a public open house on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, to discuss the results of an environmental assessment regarding the Canal Diversion Dam in the Cuyahoga River. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Happy Days Lodge. The environmental assessment was […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following a federal court ruling earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined business and environmental leaders in Cleveland on Thursday to call for a long-term solution for maintaining navigation of the Cuyahoga River’s shipping channel while continuing to protect the Great Lakes. “Lake Erie and this river are in the midst of a remarkable […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will commence the Cleveland Harbor dredging program next month to facilitate the 2014 shipping season. “Dredging the harbor is an absolute must for Northern Ohio manufacturing and the thousands of jobs it supports,” said U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur. “I am relieved that Cleveland will stay open for business this […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will host a public meeting on May 20, 2015, in Vermilion, Ohio to receive feedback on the implementation of the Ohio Coastal Management Program by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This public meeting is part of the federal government’s periodic review of the state-led federally-funded program […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend approximately $650,000 in federal funds to repair damages to the Barcelona Harbor West’s break wall in the Town of Westfield, according to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer. The harbor’s break wall was severely damaged in October 2015 by waters from Lake Erie. “These emergency federal funds from the […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Buffalo District awarded a $6.11 million contract to Cold Spring Construction Company, from Akron, NY, on June 25 to repair over 1,300 feet of seawall, which has deteriorated over time due to Lake Erie ice and wave action, at the northern section of LaSalle Park, Buffalo, NY.  “This project is critical to protect […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Lake Erie Commission has awarded two Lake Erie Protection Fund Grants of $50,000 each, which are geared toward the beneficial use of dredged material. The following grants have been awarded: Megan Rua at Wright State University for “Improving soil health to increase plant production and quality on dredged material.” Rua will study whether […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $750,000 in annual coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania’s coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary. “These grants play an important role to ensure the protection of our coastal waters,” DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. “This […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Cuyahoga County, Education, Environment & Sustainability Committee held a public hearing yesterday, February 3rd, to discuss concerns regarding dredging and the dumping of dredged materials from the upper Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel. At the meeting, Port of Cleveland and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers together with the Ohio EPA discussed USACE’s proposal to dump sediment dredged from the upper […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    In mid-January, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will mail letters to property owners along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast whose properties are located within a preliminarily-identified Coastal Erosion Area (CEA). The letters will initiate a 120-day comment period for coastal erosion maps that have been updated since the previous release in 2010. Under Ohio’s […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation mission is to provide safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally sustainable waterborne transportation systems (channels, harbors and waterways) for the movement of commerce, national security needs, and recreation. The Corps operates and maintains 140 navigation projects in the Great Lakes, including Cleveland Harbor. USACE closely monitored channel conditions in the […]

  • 1 June 2012

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) yesterday announced his support for a plan to fund critical operations and maintenance of the nation’s harbors, which could help direct unspent funds to the ports of Philadelphia and Erie to protect the jobs they support. Announcing his support for the bipartisan Harbor Maintenance Act, Senator Casey noted the large […]

  • 4 November 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown discussed issues pertaining to the Cleveland Harbor in a meeting yesterday with officials from the Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo District, which encompasses northern Ohio. Brown met with Deputy District Commander Martin Lewton, Deputy for Programs, Planning, and Project Management Thomas Switala, Chief of Programs and Project Management Ron Kozlowski, and […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Last Thursday, at Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, Gov. John R. Kasich signed S.B. 1, the legislation that should protect Lake Erie and Ohio’s water quality. The Greater Cleveland Partnership closely monitored the development of this legislation supporting the final version passed by the General Assembly.   Highlights of the bill include: Restricting open lake […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $2.486 million contract for the sand nourishment of Presque Isle, located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The contractor – PPW Builders, Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio – is anticipated to start work in June 2019 with approximately 68,000 cubic yards of sand to be placed between […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) yesterday announced the introduction of the Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act (GLEEPA), bipartisan legislation aimed at preserving the Great Lakes and bolstering economic growth throughout the Great Lakes region. GLEEPA would protect the Great Lakes – and the millions of jobs they support – from a variety of […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has announced a $2.1 million contract for repairs to the Lorain breakwater, located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. The contract was awarded on September 9, 2019 to Great Lakes Dock & Materials, L.L.C., from Muskegon, Michigan. “I am pleased to see […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $3.4 million contract to Huffman Equipment Rental, East Lake, OH, to create a 600-foot revetment along the Lake Erie shoreline that will protect the Lake County Raw Water Pump station. The bluff along Lake Erie is highly erosive due to strong ice and wave […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur secured language in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill released today to block the use of federal funds from being used for open lake dumping of dredged materials.  “This language sends a clear message that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must come to the table with real solutions,” said Kaptur. “Millions depend […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman has announced a $15 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant – the largest single GLRI grant awarded to date by EPA – to the city of Lorain for restoration work in the Black River Area of Concern on Lake Erie. The Black River AOC […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The final section of the Erie Canal between Lock E-11 (Amsterdam) and Lock E-15 (Fort Plain) that has remained closed due to flooding in the Mohawk Valley will be reopened today, the New York State Canal Corporation announced. “I want to thank Canal Corporation employees and our contractors who have worked tirelessly to repair damage […]