Search results for: Monroe County

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  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has approved 76 additional Monroe County canals for Hurricane Irma marine debris and sediment removal. The newly approved canals fall under the same Emergency Watershed Protection grant used to clean Hurricane Irma marine debris from 172 previously approved canals. The Tavernier-based Adventure Environmental, Inc. (AEI) […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The first of the 10-canal Hurricane Irma sediment removal projects in the Florida Keys are underway, reports the Monroe County. Tavernier-based Adventure Environmental, Inc. began the sediment removal project in three Marathon canals. The two Islamorada canal projects are also on the way and the five Big Pine Key canals are waiting for final permit […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Monroe County-led $49.2 million project to cleanup Hurricane Irma marine debris is at 78 percent completion, with 134 of the 172 federally approved canals completed, the county said in its last week’s release.  The project has used only $14.2 million (38%) of the available $45.8 million marine debris clearing budget for unincorporated Monroe County, […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Monroe County has just completed repair works on the dock next to the boat ramp at Harry Harris Park in Tavernier. The dock was stripped down to the pylons, the old decking was removed and the support structure was repaired. The County also is working on two boat ramp projects. On June 20th, construction work […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Monroe County just completed an air curtain installation that blocks weeds from entering Big Pine Key’s Canal #287, one of the Keys’ 131 “poor”-rated canals. This marks the end of the construction phase of the County’s original $5-million investment in demonstration projects that implemented four different restoration methods – air curtain weed gate installation, organic […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    A draft feasibility report and environmental assessment (EA) for stream bank restoration near Monroe, Nebraska, is currently available for public review, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. The report identifies alternatives to provide stream bank protection and prohibit further rapid erosion on the right-descending bank of the Loup River in Platte County, Nebraska. […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Programs to manage shorelines in six cities and towns within Grant County are open for comment through the Washington Department of Ecology. Coulee City, Electric City, Grand Coulee, Krupp, Soap Lake, and Wilson Creek joined Grant County in 2011 in a regional planning process to update each community’s shoreline program. Grant County’s program received final […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Monroe County, its nonfederal sponsor, recently released the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement. The Draft IFR and EIS, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, identifies coastal storm flood risks to residents, industries and businesses; develops risk-management measures, […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the completion of the first round of dredging at Port Bay, the first of 20 dredging sites selected across the region to address a backlog of projects at harbor navigation channels along the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The $15 million regional dredging initiative […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon, and Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Patrick Murphy recently showcased 33 shoreline resiliency projects in Monroe County that are receiving an estimated $43 million in state funding through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and non-Federal Sponsor, Monroe County, will hold two informational meetings on the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the project alternatives and provide comments on the alternatives and the feasibility study. […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a series of three National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public scoping meetings for the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study, and will accept public scoping comments until January 8, 2019. The purpose of this study is to reduce potential damages caused by coastal storms […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urged the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, R.D. James, in a letter, to fairly consider Florida’s critical water infrastructure projects in its Fiscal Year 2019 Work Plan. The letter also specifically conveys Rubio’s readiness to work with the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to Mr. Noah Valenstein, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Designated Alternate for the Governor of Florida to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, approving the State of Florida’s State Expenditure Plan (SEP). “I applaud Florida and the Gulf […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Louise Slaughter yesterday announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will complete dredging at Rochester Harbor this week. This season’s dredging operation included removal of over 180,000 cubic yards of material from the Port of Rochester and 5,000 cubic yards from Irondequoit Bay. Slaughter has secured more than $5 million since 2013 for […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Senior Advisor Cameron Davis recently joined Michigan Office of the Great Lakes Director Jon Allan, Monroe Mayor Robert Clark and local partners in Monroe, Mich., to mark the near completion of restoration work at the River Raisin Area of Concern. “The River Raisin Area of Concern cleanup is proof positive that […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will tomorrow help mark the completion of the Rochester Harbor navigational dredging for this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, began dredging at Rochester Harbor on May 17. As part of the $1,722,500 contract, awarded to Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, MI, a total of 210,000 cubic yards of […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, began dredging at Rochester Harbor, NY, on May 17 and will continue through mid-June. As part of the two-year $1,722,500 contract, awarded to Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, MI, a total of 210,000 cubic yards of sediment will be dredged from the federal navigation channel this year. […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    DEP’s Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) has partnered with Florida Sea Grant to fund the completion of seven Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant-funded, community-based coastal projects around the state. Florida Sea Grant has committed $150,000 this year to fund these projects, which will immediately benefit their communities and are matched dollar-for-dollar by the communities. “The […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Monroe County Commissioners will meet on Wednesday, January 20th, at 9AM at the Marathon Government Center to discuss a proposal from Duck Key residents to relax some county rules on canal maintenance dredging. The commissioners will review a document called Duck Key Canal Restoration which identifies eight areas that have silted up to less than 5ft of depth at low […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Louise Slaughter pushed congressional leaders yesterday to support Rochester area workers and businesses by including critical support for the Rochester Harbor in a must-pass government operations bill. Slaughter’s push would secure $2.32 million to support the operation and maintenance of Rochester Harbor, and would allow the harbor to undergo critical dredging operations to preserve its effectiveness […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District will host a public meeting regarding the Final Design for the Braddock Bay Restoration Project on May 7, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Town of Greece Town Hall, Greece, New York. The purpose of the meeting will be to present the final design […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District will host a public meeting regarding the Braddock Bay Restoration Project, October 22, 2014, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Town of Greece Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting will be to present the results of the Braddock Bay Restoration Feasibility Study, the current status […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In support of Governor Cuomo’s NY is Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, wetland construction activities began last week to restore and enhance more than 200 acres of coastal fisheries habitat at Buck Pond, part of the Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area marsh complex in Monroe County, the New York State Department of […]

  • 20 February 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fully dredge six Upstate New York harbors that are eligible for Sandy supplemental appropriations funding to dredge back to pre-storm conditions, but not enough to bring them to fully functional channel depths. Specifically, Barcelona Harbor in Chautauqua County, Irondequoit Harbor and […]

  • 15 November 2013

    Mayor Thomas S. Richards joined federal, state and city leaders and members of the Charlotte Neighborhood at a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the Port of Rochester Marina project at the mouth of the Genesee River on Lake Ontario. “Today we begin a period of new opportunity for the Charlotte Neighborhood […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The New York State is providing $43 million to advance 31 projects in Oswego and Cayuga counties as part of the first round of funding under the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). Governor Andrew Cuomo launched REDI in May to increase the resilience of shoreline communities and bolster economic development in the […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Madison County Board Chairman, Kurt Prenzler, met with Col. Anthony P. Mitchell, commander and district engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District, last week to discuss the American Bottom levee system. The officials talked about how the county can get its levee system to the 500 year flood protection level and if […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced additions to its fiscal year 2016 program based on the recently approved Work Plan. This additional $22.4 million will be used in 2016 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects throughout the Great Lakes. “We recognize and are committed to spending these resources […]