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  • 7 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    WEDA, a non-profit technical association devoted to the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction, recently held the 2018 Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. For over five years, DSC Dredge LLC has sponsored the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Best Paper Award at its annual Dredging Summit & Expo. Always with […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A $115,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will provide funding for Brevard County to complete a sediment removal project for a canal in the town of Indian River Isles that will help reduce harmful nutrient input into Indian River Lagoon. The project will remove approximately 12,000 yards of muck soils from the […]

  • 7 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Navigation maintenance dredging of the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) Indian River Reach 1 in the Indian River Lagoon will start in early January, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District. The dredging area begins a half-mile north of the Indian River County line and extends south for approximately eight miles to the Wabasso Causeway.  In addition […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy yesterday introduced legislation to bolster projects related to protecting and restoring the Indian River Lagoon. The Indian River Lagoon Nutrient Removal Assistance Act would create a grant program to provide assistance to projects that will result in environmental benefits for the Indian River Lagoon, produce the greatest nutrient load reductions […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities to reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution and eliminate muck sediments. “We are committed to partnering with local communities to expedite and implement […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    As special session talks heat up in the Capitol, Senator Thad Altman just revealed that the revitalization of the Indian River Lagoon remains his top legislative priority, in addition to the restoration of the Florida Everglades. The Senate’s proposed budget allocates $37 million for Florida Forever, the state’s land acquisition program, which was contested by Altman […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Enhanced protection of the Indian River Lagoon took another step forward recently when the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board authorized projects with the federal and local governments that will infuse another $1 million into lagoon protection. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide $595,000 of the funding through the Indian River Lagoon […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has awarded Brevard County an additional $21.5 million legislative appropriation grant for Phase II of the Brevard County Muck Dredging project. This latest funding builds on the previous $20 million awarded in the past two years for muck removal in the Indian River Lagoon, for a total investment of $41.5 million to date. Muck build-up is […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is restoring the north shore of the Indian River Inlet by pumping more than half a million cubic yards of sand from the inlet onto the beach and constructing a dune. Hurricane Sandy caused overwash and flooding on the north shore, forcing Route 1 and the Indian […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    A public forum on the ‘Save Our Indian River Lagoon’ project and November sales tax referendum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at the Gleason Park Recreation Center in Indian Harbour Beach. ‘The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan’ is a 10-year strategy to restore lagoon health. The plan is designed […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded funding for four projects, including two grants in the past week, to help improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. The recent algal bloom (brown-tide event) in the northern Indian River Lagoon and Banana River reinforces the importance for continued water-quality restoration work in the […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    On November 8, 2016 the citizens of Brevard County voted to approve a 10-year, ½ cent sales tax to implement the county’s “Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan” (SOIRLPP). The plan includes a portfolio of projects to reduce primary sources of pollution (including excess fertilizer, septic system effluent, nutrient enriched reclaimed water, and stormwater); […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a maintenance dredging contract for the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) Indian River Reach 1,which includes Sebastian Inlet south to the Wabasso Causeway in the Indian River Lagoon, Indian River County. Construction may begin as soon as early November. Currently averaging a depth of 9 to 10 feet, the maintenance […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is restoring the north shore of the Indian River Inlet by pumping more than half a million cubic yards of sand from the inlet onto the beach and constructing a dune. Hurricane Sandy caused overwash and flooding on the north shore, forcing Route 1 and the Indian […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The removal of more than 44,000 cubic yards of muck was a cause for celebration yesterday for the St. Johns River Water Management District and its partners, Brevard County and the City of Cocoa Beach. The celebration included a boat tour of 13 canals in the Banana River Lagoon region of the Indian River Lagoon […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, state and local elected officials and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates celebrated the Florida Legislature’s $10-million funding appropriation for the first phase of the Eau Gallie River muck-dredging project with an event on Sept. 19 at Ballard Park in Melbourne. The project calls […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    A partnership project to restore six acres of wetlands and enhance 30 more at Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park is set to kick off in late July. “It’s through projects like this we can continue addressing issues throughout the Indian River Lagoon and see long-term recovery begin,” said St. Johns River Water Management District […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Brevard County Commission approved yesterday an agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for an additional $800,000 in funding for a project to reduce pollution, identify sources of muck and reduce muck inputs to the Indian River Lagoon. This latest appropriation builds on the previous $20 million awarded in the past two […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is restoring the north shore of the Indian River Inlet by pumping more than half a million cubic yards of sand from the inlet onto the beach and constructing a dune. Hurricane Sandy caused overwash and flooding on the north shore, forcing Route 1 and the Indian […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, is restoring the north shore of the Indian River Inlet by pumping more than half a million cubic yards of sand from the inlet onto the beach and constructing a dune. Hurricane Sandy caused overwash and flooding on the north shore, forcing Route 1 and the Indian […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $7 million in funding for improvements to the Minutemen Causeway in Brevard County’s Cocoa Beach. These improvement projects will help protect the health of the Indian River Lagoon by reducing nutrients and treating stormwater runoff. “Funding for these important Minutemen Causeway improvement projects helps us to […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The St. Johns River Water Management District (District), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), state and local elected officials and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates will celebrate the Florida Legislature’s $10 million funding appropriation for the first phase of the Eau Gallie River muck dredging project with an event on Sept. 19 at Ballard Park […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In an effort to continue reducing pollutants reaching the Indian River Lagoon system, the city of Rockledge has secured funding assistance from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the St. Johns River Water Management District. The funding will be used to remove 143 septic tanks and to construct and install a lift station and […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Cavache Inc. will start dredge operations with the dredge Michelle in the Indian River Lagoon, including Sebastian Inlet south to the Wabasso Causeway, on or about December 1, 2014. The dredge will dispose of the material via floating, submerged and landward pipelines. The disposal area is located east of US Highway 1 and west of the […]

  • 31 May 2012

    CSA International, Inc. (CSA) recently completed a 5-year monitoring program of nearshore hard bottom habitats in relation to the Sectors 1 and 2 Beach Renourishment Project (2007), offshore Indian River County, Florida. This program was a storm recovery project to replace sand losses following Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004. CSA was contracted by Indian […]