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  • 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 […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Permit and contracting issues are delaying dredging work planned for this spring and summer off the Keweenaw Peninsula that will help save Buffalo Reef from being covered by drifting stamp sands, the State of Michigan said in its latest release.  “While the Grand Traverse Harbor will likely be dredged this fall, the project may be […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    State Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) voted Wednesday in favor of Senate Bill 233, a bill that would fund more than 70 different projects around the state. The bill also funds 49 emergency dredging projects. The bill passed 107-3. “This money will go toward parks and other natural sites across Michigan, improving many of our communities,” […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel and equipment from Kewaunee are mobilized at the City of Two Rivers’ Lake Michigan harbor to undertake emergency repairs to the south breakwater. According to the city report, the tugs Kenosha and Racine, and the crane barge Manitowoc are at work on this project. The south breakwater was extended further into Lake Michigan […]

  • 25 June 2012

    The DEQ  announced $3 million in grants statewide to improve water quality in Michigan’s lakes and streams. The grants, issued through Michigan’s Nonpoint Source Program, support development of watershed plans to improve water quality as well as funding for existing program activities. Several of the projects will result in water bodies meeting water quality standards. […]

  • 21 September 2011

    Michigan’s Great Lakes are about more than tourism. They’re also big business. More than 150 million tons of cargo gets shipped there each… More info: wsbt By John Paul [mappress] Source: wsbt, September 21, 2011;

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Office of the Great Lakes yesterday announced two major advances in the recovery of the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern (AOC). Restrictions on dredging and impairments to aquatic life in the riverbed are no longer considered problems due to successful restoration activities, MDEQ said. The AOC program […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, will host in the following months an informational outreach event entitled “Waterways, Wetlands, and You!” about the Corps’ Regulatory Program. This event, facilitated by the Corps’ Regulatory staff, will provide an overview of the Corps’ Regulatory Program and give the public an opportunity to ask questions directly […]

  • 15 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement earlier this week, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers introduced their updated Fiscal Year 2018 Work Plan that allocates more funds for recreational harbor dredging in Southwest Michigan. “Dredging is critical to tourism, recreation, economic activity, and jobs and we need to dig deep […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan last week lauded the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee’s inclusion of the authorized $300 million funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in the passage of their Fiscal Year 2018 Interior Appropriations bill. “The ongoing cleanup of the Great Lakes has helped transform our region into an […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan State Waterways Commission (MSWC) will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Topics for the meeting will include; presentations from David Lorenz, Travel Michigan, Ms. Kim Fish, Department of Environmental Quality, Maia Turek, DNR – Marketing and Outreach and Krista Sturtevant-Good, CAMIS and the park and recreation reservation system. There will […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Lake Michigan water level is at an all-time low – and levels are expected to continue dropping. Despite this, New Buffalo Mayor Warren Peterson is resolute, “safe navigation in New Buffalo Harbor is a top priority of the City of New Buffalo…. the City is committed to having the waterway from the City Boat Launch […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Pier 33 will be hosting a public forum Saturday March 16 regarding important environmental issues pertaining to Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River, including lake levels, dredging and invasive species. This forum is in conjunction with Pier 33’s Spring Open House and will be held at Pier 33’s showroom, 250 Anchors Way in St. […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has received a $10 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to monitor coastal wetlands around the Great Lakes basin over the next five years. This project expands an existing GLRI grant to the university for Great Lakes wetlands monitoring. “This new […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have urged the Department of the Army and the Office of Management and Budget to help Michigan communities effected by high water levels in the Great Lakes and inland waterways. According to the officials, extreme weather, flooding and erosion have led to damaged property, harbors, beaches, roads and […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Pat Quinn announced more than $730,000 in investments to support local environmental education projects along the Lake Michigan shoreline and in the Millennium Reserve-Calumet region. This announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect our natural resources and ensure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. “These important investments will protect and […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    With current water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron at all-time lows – and levels in lakes Michigan, Huron and St. Clair expected to continue dropping – the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the Michigan State Waterways Commission (MSWC) has adopted an emergency dredging plan that will provide zero-match grant funding opportunities […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, began hydraulic dredging of approximately 45,000 cubic yards at Michigan City Harbor in Michigan City, Ind., Sept. 6, 2013. Hydraulic dredging of approximately 25,000 cubic yards will be dredged at Burns Small Boat Harbor in Portage, Ind., beginning in a few weeks. The district awarded a contract […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters yesterday sent a bipartisan delegation letter to Trump Administration urging funding for dredging of recreational harbors in Michigan. The letter was also signed by Representatives John Conyers, Sander Levin, Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Dan Kildee, Dave Trott, Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, John Moolenaar, Jack Bergman, and Paul Mitchell. […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Gary Peters, member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to direct additional funding to Great Lakes navigation projects in FY2015. In a letter to Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) and […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will receive $1 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help continue the cleanup of contaminated sediment from industrial waste in the Manistique River, Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced yesterday. The funding for the clean-up effort is part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a […]

  • 18 March 2013

    Craig Smith, Ph.D., Fort Hays University, in his “Economics of Reservoir” presentation at the 2013 Dam Safety Conference priced the cost of dredging Tuttle Creek Reservoir. This information originated in his research project along with Amirpouyan Nejadhashemi, Michigan State University; Sean Woznicki, Michigan State University; Jeff Williams, Kansas State University; and John Leatherman, Kansas State […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced a significant achievement in the restoration of the St. Clair River. Twelve projects were completed to restore habitat for fish and wildlife, DEQ said in their latest release. The projects span from the upper river to the Lake St. Clair delta […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) conference report: “First and foremost, this bipartisan bill is good for jobs, good for harbor communities across the Great Lakes, and good for Michigan’s economy. For the first time, WRRDA includes language written by Candice […]

  • 20 July 2012

    In less than 24 hours, a dredging crew from MCM Marine in Sault St. Marie came in and removed an estimated 4,400 yards of material from the mouth of the Pentwater Channel at Lake Michigan, reports oceanaheraldjournal.com. Pentwater Village Manager Jim Miller says water currents have caused sand and sediment to collect at the harbor […]