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  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted final approval to the Lake St. Clair Strategic Implementation Plan. The plan, which includes scores of specific restoration recommendations, was signed by Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy on Monday, clearing a critical hurdle that will provide an important leg up as Lake St. Clair restoration […]

  • 16 August 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Sheboygan area officials joined forces to kick off the final dredging work and habitat restoration projects needed to remove the Sheboygan River “Area of Concern” from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. EPA has targeted up to $57 million for […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1.25 million to fund green infrastructure projects in Southeast Michigan to improve water quality in the Great Lakes. “Detroit and St. Clair Shores will use these EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grants for green infrastructure projects to […]

  • 26 January 2012

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared the lower 14 mile section of the Sheboygan River a hazardous waste site under the EPA Superfund legislation in 1986. A Sheboygan River Dredging Workgroup was established in August of 2009 to assist in coordinating these projects, and is represented by officials from the EPA Region 5, Great Lakes […]

  • 27 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) has presented a “Special Recognition Award” to the Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), a department of the U.S. Environmental Agency, for its long-standing efforts to restore and protect the health of the Great Lakes, specifically by remediating historical contamination in ports, harbors and other waterways. According to WEDA, GLNPO […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit District has announced the award of a construction contract for habitat creation in the St. Louis River near Superior, Wisconsin. USACE, on behalf of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has awarded a construction contract for more than $1.6 million to Roen Salvage Company from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives are lobbying against proposed deep cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  The Co-Chairs of the House Great Lakes Task Force, Congressman Bill Huizenga, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Congressman Sean Duffy and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition Co-Chairs, Congressman David P. Joyce and Rick Nolan, released the following […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Great Lakes Commission (GLC), U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman and others last week celebrated the completion of the Little Rapids Restoration Project at an event in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The project, which reestablished the flow of water to the Little Rapids for the first time in more than 50 years, was led by the GLC in coordination with […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, in partnership with the Chicago Park District is currently implementing an ecosystem restoration project at Horner Park.  The goal of this project is to restore the natural features of the North Branch Chicago River at Horner Park and its riparian zone within the constraints of the current […]

  • 19 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has just released the latest update on their Boardman Dam Removal and River Restoration project in Traverse City, Michigan. The $6.3 million program is now 82% complete as the contractor Michels Corporation prepares to shut down for the winter. “Our Detroit District team was on site last week […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced legislation that would ensure increased funding for maintenance and operations of federal ports—including Sandusky’s. The Harbor Maintenance Act would ensure that funds deposited in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund go toward maintenance, operations, and construction at federal ports. Sandusky Harbor supports more than 410 jobs and generates an estimated […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Members from the USACE, Buffalo District, conducted an inspection of the construction activities associated with the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project on January 29, 2016. Along with representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and State University of New York Brockport, the Buffalo District team met with the contractor, Wesson Group […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District has awarded a $498,973.45 contract for aquatic and riverbank ecosystem restoration throughout Strawberry, Boom, Blueberry, and Little Blueberry islands within the Menominee River area of concern (AOC) located between Marinette, WI and Menominee, MI. The work is being conducted through the USACE Detroit District, under the authority […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced multi-million-dollar project agreements for the Muskegon Lake and Torch Lake Areas of Concern (AOC). These projects are part of a larger effort to restore the Areas of Concern through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). According to EPA, both projects will remediate contaminated sediment under the authority […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released yesterday the following statement after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015 (S. 1024): “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a critical program for our region, the health of our communities, and the protection of our clean water resource. “I […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, led members of the task force in urging Senate appropriators to fund critical Great Lakes programs as they consider spending bills for the 2015 fiscal year. In five letters to Senate Appropriations subcommittee chairmen, Great Lakes senators highlighted programs that preserve and protect […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Design work will soon proceed on an estimated $3.1 million wetland project to cap an underwater Superfund site. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) as an active member in the public/private partnership for the Burnham Canal Wetland Project, recently signed a partnership agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). “To help protect Lake […]

  • 14 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Agency has announced two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants, totaling over $1.7 million, to improve water quality in the Cleveland area. The grants were announced yesterday by EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Persciasepe at Great Lakes Week in Cleveland. Over the last three years, GLRI has provided more than $29.8 million for EPA […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced more than $3 million to help restore the St. Louis River Area of Concern. EPA will provide $2.2 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds and MPCA will provide an additional $1.1 million through the Minnesota Clean Water Fund. The money will […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Water quality in the Ashtabula River and its tributaries has significantly improved since the water body was last tested in 2002, according to a new Ohio EPA report.  Biological communities in the Ashtabula River have improved since the dredging of contaminated sediments and installation of habitat enhancements. Samples taken in 2011 show biological communities in the […]

  • 7 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Luedtke Engineering is about to begin works on a $1.6 million multi-phase project that will remove sediment from the Buffalo River. The announcement was made last week by Congressman Brian Higgins and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski. “Projects like this which explore new ways to maintain and improve the […]

  • 31 March 2014

    U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, along with Reps. Bob Gibbs, Dave Joyce, and Marcy Kaptur, urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to pursue all options necessary to ensure Lake Erie is appropriately dredged and maintained as soon as possible. The Great Lakes—especially Lake Erie—are vital to serving Ohio’s economic needs, but shipping […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of all dredging and habitat restoration projects required to remove the Sheboygan River “Area of Concern” from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. “Thanks to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and our dedicated federal, state and local partners, […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said that the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will allocate $575,000 in federal funds to initiate the final design phase of the Braddock Bay restoration project. Specifically, the EPA funding will go to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to flesh out and complete the design of the preferred […]