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  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Last week, Congressman Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) highlighted economic importance of the Great Lakes and expressed his support for funding the projects that allow for harbor maintenance and dredging in the Lakes. “The harbors and waterways play a vital role in our region’s economy. All said, the ports and channels in the Great Lakes Navigation System […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently awarded contracts for dredging in harbors, located in western Michigan, on Lake Michigan. The Corps signed two new maintenance dredging contracts, one for Manistee and Portage Lake (Outer) harbors and one for Holland (Inner) Harbor in April. MCM Marine, Inc., of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was awarded more […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the State of Wisconsin, and Brown County announced that they are wrapping up work on the foundation for the Cat Island chain restoration project in Lower Green Bay. “Thanks to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – and our […]

  • 20 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp and Ohio EPA Director Laurie Stevenson have announced five separate grants recently awarded to Ohio EPA, Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (Ohio DNR), and the Northeast Ohio Four County Regional Planning and Development Organization (NEFCO). The grants will be used to restore wetland […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A longtime advocate for Lake Michigan harbors, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton yesterday released the following statement on the news that the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal will include robust funding for Great Lakes Navigation Operations and Maintenance. “This is great news for our corner of the state. This funding is critical towards dredging, operations, […]

  • 6 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    For the second consecutive time, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has selected Ellicott to supply a new dredge for its lake restoration program. The recently launched Model 460S, named “Brutus”, is being used on Grand Lake St. Marys. Bob Cumbow, Deputy Chief of Ohio State Parks, had an opportunity to visit Ellicott’s factory while […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, a draft Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (COA) 2014 was posted for public comments until July 3, 2014. This agreement will help the Government of Canada continue to make progress on protecting and enhancing Great Lakes water quality and deliver on its important bi-national commitments with the United States […]

  • 4 November 2010

    The Detroit District has awarded a contract for dredging Bay Port Harbor, Mich., on Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Malcolm Marine, Inc., of St. Clair, Mich., a small business, was awarded a $1,036,100 contract to dredge the shallow-draft harbor. The contractor is slated to dredge 40,000 cubic yards of silt/sand/organic shoal material and deposit it in […]

  • 7 September 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Illinois and Waukegan officials joined forces yesterday to kick off a Superfund dredging project needed to remove the Waukegan Harbor “Area of Concern” (AOC) from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. “Today, Waukegan Harbor is going from what […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is continuing to support investments aimed to improve Illinois waterway infrastructure. Yesterday, Senator Kirk, among others, voted to boost funding that will protect the Great Lakes from invasive species and improve waterway infrastructure on Illinois’ rivers and lakes. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Community leaders, private industry, state and federal representatives joined forces yesterday to kick off the next phase of major investment into the restoration of 6.2 miles of the Buffalo River. This internationally recognized project is one of the largest river clean-ups in the country. The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    David Wethington, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently visited Canada. During the visit, he spoke with his Canadian counterparts about the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). This study presents a range of options and technologies to prevent aquatic nuisance species (ANS) movement between the Great Lakes and Mississippi […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has been named as one of two “Proving Grounds” for the USACE, Engineering with Nature (EWN) program. EWN is defined as the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic environmental and social benefits through collaborative processes. Many projects in the […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    New funding will support restoration of the Buffalo River and put it on track to be removed from the list of Great Lakes “toxic hotspots” by 2019, the Great Lakes Commission announced yesterday in Buffalo. Nearly $4.7 million is being provided to restore degraded shoreline and create natural habitat at seven sites along the river in […]

  • 2 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a $336,175 contract to MCM Marine, Inc., Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for the dredging of St. Joseph Harbor in southwest Michigan. MCM plans to start the dredging in early April and finish up in mid-April. The contractor will deposit the shoaled material along a shoreline area […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Environmental Council is praising Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s administration for engineering a pilot project to find beneficial new uses for sediments dredged from the Toledo harbor. Underwritten by a $10 million fund championed by State Sen. Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green), the project aims to divert the dredgings from disposal in the open waters […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Great Lakes Commission will tomorrow, October 24, organize a webinar named “Sediment Choreography: Using natural forces to maintain harbors”. This informational webinar, which starts at 10 a.m. EDT / 9 a.m. CDT, will explore new approaches to upstream management practices using a river’s natural energy to reduce sediment load – and thus the amount of […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The dredge has arrived in Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens to commence the opening of the eastern channel of the lower Myall River. It will take a few days for the component parts of the dredge to be assembled and lowered into the water, reported the Great Lakes Council. “Excavation work commenced in mid-June on this long-awaited project with the […]

  • 8 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $3,410,000 contract, March 23, to restore Black Wall and Rulers Bar Marsh Islands in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The contract was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to beneficially use clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor 50 foot deepening project to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $27.5 million will be available during the current funding cycle. Grants will be awarded on […]

  • 30 October 2012

    The University of Michigan plans to support Great Lakes cleanup research project, reports Chron. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which dates back to 2009, is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades. A task force of 11 federal agencies developed a plan to put the president’s historic initiative into action. This action plan […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Summertime in the Great Lakes region is busy not just for marine navigation; it’s also prime time for dredging and maintenance of navigational infrastructure. The Manitowoc crane barge and its accompanying tugs, the Racine and Kenosha, are regularly deployed from the Kewaunee Area Office to do work in the Detroit District and adjacent Chicago District […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved Assemblyman Jay Webber’s legislation (A3804) creating a fund to preserve New Jersey’s second largest lake. “Greenwood Lake is a great natural, economic, and recreational resource for New Jersey, supplying more than 3 million of our residents with drinking water daily,” said Webber. “Establishing annual funding dedicated to this essential […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ellicott Dredge Technologies (EDT) has announced the successful launch of a Mud Cat MFD at Griffin & Howe’s Echo Lake in the Catskills region of New York. John Wunderluch of Freshwater selected the Mud Cat MFD because of its ability to work as a hydraulic dredge with the MC-Cutter Pump and a mechanical dredge with […]

  • 14 February 2013

    The Kingsville’s Cedar Island Harbour is in desperate need of dredging, according to Dan Krutsch with Landmark Engineers. The current siltation of the harbour is making difficulties for boaters to access launch ramps, docks and fuel stations. Regarding this critical condition of the harbour, Krutsch stated: “There is limited water depth at many locations, and […]