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  • 8 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program will host a Hudson River Summit on Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Grandview, overlooking the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. Co-sponsored by Historic Hudson River Towns, the Summit keynote address will be delivered by DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “The […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Estuary Program (NEP) passed through the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Vitter and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse coauthored the reauthorization legislation last year to continue protecting and restoring critical estuaries. The current authorization of this program expired in 2010. Vitter’s bipartisan […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) has passed both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Vitter’s bill provides critical funding for 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana. Authorization for […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter announced yesterday that his bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Estuary Program (NEP) for the first time since 2010 has been signed into law. Vitter’s bill will provide critical funding for the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), which spans 4.2 million acres of wetlands in Louisiana and includes many of the state’s […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, Basil Seggos, said that officials from local, state and federal agencies gathered yesterday to mark the 30th anniversaries of DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program and the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program. The anniversaries were recognized at the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Conference in New York […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has selected the Hudson River Foundation as the new host for the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program. The Harbor & Estuary Program, which has worked to protect and restore waterways throughout the New York-New Jersey Harbor for over 25 years, had been located at the […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting statements of interest from organizations interested in hosting the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (June 26, 2013, New York City). The Harbor & Estuary Program, which has worked to protect and restore waterways throughout the New York-New Jersey Harbor for over 25 years, is currently located […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy urged Senate leaders of the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies yesterday to fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound program for Fiscal Year 2017. The Senators are requesting $10 million in federal funding for FY17 to facilitate habitat restoration projects, […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week, Congressman Tim Bishop led a bipartisan effort to safeguard funding for the National Estuary Program (NEP). He and Congressman Frank LoBiondo were the authors of a letter to the House Appropriations Committee that asked for equal funding for all 28 programs funded by the NEP. Estuaries have been shown to be some of […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new tool to guide restoration and protection actions to sustain priority habitats in the Hudson River estuary is now available for community groups, government agencies, scientists and conservation organizations, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced. The Hudson River Estuary Habitat Restoration Plan identifies four priority habitat types for […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt yesterday appeared before the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, facing questions on the proposed EPA budget, which will cut the agency’s spending by roughly 30 percent. According to national and local organizations working on Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife […]

  • 3 September 2012

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program $597,333 each to assist in the restoration of disappearing coastal habitats along the U.S. Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas. The National Estuary Program (NEP) was established by the federal Clean Water Act to protect and […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Barnegat Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) is open for public comment until August 31, the Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) reports.  Estuaries are natural resources increasingly threatened by pollution, habitat loss, development and resource conflicts. Congress established the National Estuary Program (NEP) in 1987 to pioneer a broad and innovative approach to respond […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) has awarded the team of Milone & MacBroom, Inc., Hudson & Pacific Designs and EarthRise Designs a grant of $75,000 to design a sustainable shorelines demonstration project at the Dockside […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Approximately $1 million in grant funding is available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed improve water quality and increase flood resiliency, NY DEC Commissioner, Basil Seggos, has announced. The funding is provided by the State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and is administered under DEC’s 2017 Hudson River Estuary Grants Program for Tributary […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. EPA Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program received a $235,901 cooperative agreement to restore fresh water flow to Goose Lake, enhancing marsh habitats near Corpus Christi, Texas. According to the EPA release, the project will restore circulation and hydrology within Goose Lake by designing and […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner, Basil Seggos, has announced that $350,000 in competitive grant funding is available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed increase resiliency to flooding, protect water quality and enhance natural resources. The grants are provided through New York’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and are administered […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has awarded four grants totaling nearly $400,000 for projects in the Hudson River Estuary to help reduce localized flooding, create sustainable shorelines, improve water quality and restore aquatic habitat in tributary streams. “Governor Cuomo has prioritized creating resilient communities in New York State, and these grants […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBENP) last week released to the public the Draft Update of their Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for 2019-2023 for a 45-day comment period.  Developed by over 300 community leaders, this CCMP update will be the roadmap for protecting and restoring what people value most about living in […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Congressman Lee Zeldin, joined by local elected officials and environmental advocates, hosted a press conference yesterday, calling for full support of the Long Island Sound Program and National Estuary Program to ensure both are fully supported and funded in the upcoming appropriations process. “One of our natural treasures, the Long Island Sound, is […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced more than $2 million in state grants to implement projects that will better protect communities along the Hudson River estuary from future flooding, storm surges, and rising sea levels. These climate adaptation initiatives are funded by the Environmental Protection Fund and are expected to be complete by the end of […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    EPA joined state and local dignitaries yesterday to announce $5 million in federal funding to continue efforts of the Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration. The program brings together innovation and partnerships to apply an ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tom Rooney, announced recently that the Florida Consolidated Appropriations Bill has passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 309-118. The 2017 Consolidated Appropriations bill is a comprehensive package comprised of the 11 remaining fiscal year 2017 Appropriations bills, which were the subject of hundreds of open hearings and hundreds of amendments on […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board last week approved entering into an interlocal agreement that expands protection efforts and opportunities under the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (IRL NEP) and creates the Indian River Lagoon Council to lead the work. In the coming weeks, the agreement is set to go before each of the partners […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday a $300,000 state grant award to evaluate a shore protection system and maximize the marine habitat at Great Kills Harbor, which was heavily hit by Superstorm Sandy. The storm caused significant erosion to Staten Island’s bluffs and beaches as well as Great Kills Harbor, where it lifted and moved […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The future of New England’s largest contiguous estuarine system is more certain thanks to a $2.9 million restoration grant awarded to the National Wildlife Federation. The Department of Interior funded grant will enable the Great Marsh Resiliency Partnership, a coalition of conservation groups and federal, state and local agencies, to protect coastal communities along the […]