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  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Putting ink to paper during an informal ceremony held on August 21, Dave Castanon signed the bank enabling instrument for the San Luis Rey River Mitigation Bank, adding nearly 54 acres of the river’s floodplain to a pool of land that will provide compensatory mitigation for projects that impact wetlands and other waters of the […]

  • 4 August 2011

    A $10 million habitat improvement project on Capoli Slough in lower Pool 9 of the Mississippi River will benefit fish, waterfowl and other… (easterniowaoutdoors) [mappress] Source: easterniowaoutdoors, August 4, 2011

  • 6 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Darin Lee, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program Lead, will host a presentation on barrier island restoration in coastal Louisiana today. The presentation will focus on the long-term projections of island loss and the impact of various restoration projects on the coast. Barrier islands are known as coastal Louisiana’s first […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    In March, the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed a dredging and beneficial use effort on Sturgeon Island near Stone Harbor, New Jersey. USACE’s contractor Barnegat Bay Dredging Company dredged a section of the Intracoastal Waterway and the sediment was pumped onto the low lying island. Work is part of their Seven Mile Island Innovation […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded over $1.6 million to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for a project that would create 392 acres of marsh land in southwest Louisiana. This project will help restore marsh land in shallow areas by using dredged material from the Calcasieu Ship Channel. “This project is […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ohio State Senator Sean J. O’Brien has announced the release of over $4.8 million for a Lake Erie wetland restoration project in Ashtabula County. The project is expected to create additional recreational opportunities in the area and will support continued maintenance and operation of the Ashtabula Harbor. “I have always cared deeply about environmental issues, […]

  • 20 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA, joined by partners Shell and TransRe, have announced $30 million in new grants to support coastal resilience projects in 23 states and U.S. territories. The grants will restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, coastal rivers, and barrier […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District’s representatives met with partners from Iowa Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region yesterday for a site visit of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) at Beaver Island in Clinton County, Iowa. The site visit […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced a comprehensive agreement between the Department of the Environment (MDE) and Exelon Generation Company, LLC, which requires Exelon to invest more than $200 million in environmental projects and operational enhancements to improve water quality in the Lower Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. Commenting the latest news, Governor Hogan […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction is currently underway at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to add an additional mile of shoreline protection to the existing three miles of unique rock breakwaters that protect this 71,000 acre wildlife sanctuary in Cameron Parish. According to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), instead of using the traditional method to build the breakwaters, […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards outlined the details of a $160 million project to restore and nourish two barrier islands and one headland on the southern perimeter of the Terrebonne Basin on September 13. Weeks Marine, a marine construction and dredging contractor with a branch headquarters in Covington, Louisiana, won the construction bid. According to […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Last Friday, September 6, Major General Diana Holland, Commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the Record of Decision for the Mobile Harbor General Reevaluation Report (GRR) with Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The recommended plan modifications consist of the following: Deepen the existing Bar, Bay, and River Channels […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, said in their latest announcement that the works continue on the Beaver Island Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project (HREP) near Clinton, Iowa. This project includes erosion control, enclosure structures and backwater excavation to restore and protect off-channel aquatic, wetland and floodplain […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen yesterday applauded a new agreement between the Army Corps’ Baltimore District and the Maryland Port Administration that allows for the start of final design work in the restoration of James and Barren islands–a restoration effort similar to transformative Poplar Island project. Primarily using material dredged from Baltimore […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coastal Conservation Association Texas and the Building Conservation Trust have committed $250,000 to support efforts by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Ducks Unlimited (DU) to restore Dagger Island and protect important seagrass beds in Redfish Bay, Texas. Commenting the latest news, DU Director of Development Matt Bunn, said: “Partners like CCA and BCT […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has awarded the contract to restore Queen Bess Island to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC. The $9.8 million construction contract is being funded through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damages settlement administered by Louisiana’s Trustee Implementation Group. Queen Bess Island is a vital nesting habitat for colonial […]

  • 6 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and its partners are launching the Shoreline Adaptation Inventory and Design (SAID) program, beginning with an instructional webinar today and field trips to different coastal locations June 12 and 13, 2019. CRMC, the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, Rhode Island Sea Grant, Save The Bay, […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The California State Coastal Conservancy has received $2 million in grant funding for coastal wetland restoration from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. The grant program annually provides grants of up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states, as well as U.S. territories to protect, restore and […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, is awarding more than $20 million to 22 projects in 11 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 7,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State and local governments, private […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The long awaited Beaver Island Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project – aimed to dramatically improve the habitat and environmental health on this Mississippi River island – is finally underway and moving forward according to schedule.    “The $10 million habitat restoration project is funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Upper Mississippi River Restoration […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has announced the launch of the Seven Mile Island Living Laboratory. According to USACE, this is an initiative designed to advance and improve dredging and marsh restoration techniques in coastal New Jersey through innovative research, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and practical application. USACE has partnered with the State of […]

  • 11 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has announced that despite federal government shutdown, the comments on Queen Bess Island Restoration are still being accepted. The government shutdown has affected the online portal for submitting public comments on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group’s (LA TIG) Draft Restoration Plan #1.1: Queen Bess Island Restoration Project, […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Maryland Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin yesterday applauded the USACE FY2019 Work Plan, which directs the investment of more than $10 million in additional federal funding for critical navigation and ecosystem restoration projects in Maryland. The annual Army Corps Work Plan defines where project money can be spent across the country, above and […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced earlier this week that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved more than $48 million for eight new projects, which focus on the restoration and conservation of Alabama’s natural resources. “Alabama’s Gulf Coast is of great ecological importance to our state, and it is imperative we protect and […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority yesterday announced an award of $161.4 million from The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to fund Louisiana projects that support restoration of the Terrebonne Basin barrier island system: West Belle Headland, Timbalier Island and Trinity Island. “This is […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) yesterday announced the selection of 24 projects to receive funding from its Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Prop. 1) Restoration Grant Programs. The awards, totaling $27.8 million, were made under CDFW’s 2018 Prop. 1 Restoration Grant Programs Resiliency, Recovery and Response Proposal Solicitation […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, Ducks Unlimited, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gathered for a press conference last week to discuss the significance Delaware plays within Delaware River Basin and new funding coming to the state. […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, opened the stone dike wall between the Niagara River and Unity Island’s North Pond this week, which will allow fresh water from the Niagara River to enter the pond, providing better connectivity for aquatic species. The opening is approximately 50 feet wide, at the water line, and […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on plans to unload 500,000 cubic yards of dredged material from Corps Island, near river mile 799 of the Upper Mississippi River.  The project would involve unloading dredged material from Corps Island, a temporary placement site within the Corps’ 9-Foot Navigation Channel Maintenance Management […]