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  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Michigan’s gateway port to Lake Erie and St. Lawrence Seaway will undergo a broad range of major improvements and alterations expected to transform the city of Monroe’s harbor into a leading cargo transportation center on the Great Lakes. The Michigan Strategic Fund approved up to $3 million in repayable funds from the MSF Investment Fund […]

  • 9 April 2012

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes recently announced major steps in the effort to improve two Michigan rivers on the national Areas of Concern list. Michigan has 14 Areas of Concern – Great Lakes coastal waterways where historic pollution has significantly degraded the ecosystem. Each site is defined by specific Beneficial Use Impairments, conditions […]

  • 29 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Port Collaborative (MPC) will next month conduct a nine-day tour of port and harbor communities throughout the state of Michigan to launch the first ‘full spectrum’ economic impact study of ports ever conducted in this state. Through a grant provided by the Michigan Waterways Commission, in cooperation with the City of Alpena, the […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan’s National Park System (NPS) has applied for a Department of the Army permit for the dredging and beach nourishment operations in Lake Michigan at North Manitou Island, Michigan. According to an official announcement, they are proposing to annually dredge up to 70,000 cubic yards from 400 foot by 460 foot area surrounding the […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, initiates a lakebed imaging study to determine changes near the New Buffalo, Michigan. Eleven scientists and engineers from the Detroit Corps office will converge on southeast Lake Michigan to conduct a two-week long lakebed imaging study. These measurements will be made in an effort to quantify the […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Michigan State Senators Goeff Hansen, John Proos and Tom Casperson held a press conference last month to announce funding that will aid communities in their efforts to dredge ports, waterways and marinas. Here is the video from this conference: Revenue from tourism, boating and shipping commerce are a vital part of Michigan’s economy yet receding […]

  • 5 March 2013

    Michigan marinas would be able to obtain low-interest loans for the purpose of dredging their harbors under recently introduced legislation co-sponsored by Sen. John Proos. “Record-low water levels in the Great Lakes are beginning to impact the state’s recreational marinas and pose a threat to the state’s billion-dollar tourism industry,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “This […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    New Buffalo Harbor will be open for boating this season. This year Lake Michigan water levels are at an all-time low and levels are expected to continue dropping this summer, adversely affecting boating throughout the Great Lakes. Despite this, New Buffalo Mayor Warren Peterson is resolute, “safe navigation in New Buffalo Harbor is a top […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow welcomed more than $3 million in federal grants to help boost recreational boating in three Michigan communities. The grants, through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant program, will help fund boating facilities in Benton Harbor, East Tawas and Wyandotte. “Our Great Lakes draw people from […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Michigan Coastal Management Program will receive more than $2.5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to address protection of shore lands and coastal ecosystems, public access and recreation, and coastal community development, Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced yesterday. “The Coastal Zone Management Program has helped Michigan communities manage and protect […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Legislation to provide funding for emergency dredging projects in Michigan waterways was approved yesterday by the House Appropriations Committee, announced committee Chair Joe Haveman. Senate Bill 233 provides $21 million for public harbor dredging at 49 locations statewide. The funding was added to an annual supplemental appropriation from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    This month, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is highlighting Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) success stories throughout Michigan and the importance of federal funding to protect the Michigan’s lakes and waterways. Stabenow yesterday joined Steve Largent, Boardman River Program Coordinator and Trout Unlimited member, and Amy Beyer, Executive Director of the Conservation Resource Alliance, to highlight […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Maintenance dredging operations in Michigan’s New Buffalo and South Haven Harbors were successfully completed last week by The King Company, Inc., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Detroit District said in their latest announcement.  “After the initial dredging excavation to establish a channel, dredging must be done periodically to keep the area clear and safe […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Michigan’s U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both members of the Great Lakes Task Force, have announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is awarding $765,605 to fund habitat restoration projects for the Detroit River and Rouge River Areas of Concern (AOC). “Our lakes and waterways are part of who we are and […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued a formal Attorney General Opinion stating that the Natural Resources Trust Fund, as created in the Michigan Constitution, cannot be used for the maintenance of existing public recreation facilities, such as maintenance dredging of existing harbors. “The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund cannot be used as an ATM,” said […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, on Tuesday welcomed officials from the city of South Haven to the Michigan Capitol. Proos and the officials met to discuss numerous issues facing local governments like South Haven and the Southwest Michigan region. “Record-low water levels in the Great Lakes are beginning to impact the state’s recreational marinas and […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan State Waterways Commission (MSWC) will hold its next work session and regular meeting Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Lexington City Hall. The work session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and public meeting at 9:45 a.m. The MSWC is an advisory group created by Public Act 451 of 1994, Part 781 to address […]

  • 20 September 2013

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes announced $501,700 in Coastal Zone Management grants awarded to 10 coastal communities, nonprofit organizations, state agencies and universities for projects to protect Michigan’s Great Lakes. These grants enhance public access to coastal areas, encourage stewardship through beach clean-up programs, promote public safety at beaches and support local and […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awarded a contract for maintenance dredging of Little Lake Harbor, located on Lake Superior about 30 miles east of Grand Marais in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The contract, for $265,500, was awarded to Great Lakes Dock & Materials, Muskegon, Mich. This is one of seven dredging contracts to […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    State Rep. Al Pscholka introduced legislation to cut red tape and help local governments fund needed harbor improvements. House Bill 4179 would add dredging to the list of acceptable infrastructure improvements for Tax Increment Finance Authorities (TIFAs). “Outdated government regulations are costing our community jobs and making life more difficult for the people of Southwest […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The boating access site at Indian Lake State Park in Schoolcraft County will close today through October 10 for a site improvement project, the State of Michigan informs.  Improvements include the complete replacement of the 36-foot-wide launch ramp and continued dredging of the channel that began in February 2018. According to an official announcement, the […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently completed a busy fiscal year 2016 that included 254 construction and dredging contracts worth more than $60 million. “Fiscal year 2016 has been a great year for the Detroit District, the team has worked hard,” said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Port Collaborative (MPC) last week released the results of the first ‘Full Spectrum’ economic impact study of Michigan ports ever conducted in this state. According to Felicia Fairchild, President of the Michigan Port Collaborative (MPC),”While a number of economic impact studies have been conducted over the years, those studies focused on traditional maritime […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced additions to its fiscal year 2019 program based on the recently approved work plan. The additional $77.6 million will be used in 2019 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors, complete various projects and studies throughout the Great Lakes and fund initial construction for the New Soo […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has awarded an almost $3.8 million contract to Job Site Services, Inc. of Bay City, Michigan for removal of the Sabin Dam and associated restoration of the Boardman River, located in Traverse City, Michigan. According to the Corps, along with other completed and planned restoration initiatives on […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet next week to hear an update on an Oman Creek dredging project. The group will hold its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. According to Stacy Haughey, the DNR’s Upper Peninsula regional coordinator, the council meetings offer […]