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  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) biological opinion of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet stabilization project concluding that while project activities will affect piping plovers, the project will not jeopardize the continued existence of this species. The biological opinion, developed to fulfill the […]

  • 28 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE Deputy Commander MAJ, Brandon Drobenak, toured ongoing dredging operations along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway last week. “We’re placing sediment on Gull and Sturgeon Island, two low lying marsh islands being restored to replace lost marsh habitat for wading birds and enhance marsh resilience for coastal communities,” said USACE in theri latest announcement. Work […]

  • 10 July 2013

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on Bainbridge Island’s recently updated shoreline master program. The proposal will guide construction and development in the city’s 54 miles of marine shoreline. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related permitting requirements. The city’s locally tailored shoreline […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck will join today Marc Matsil of the Trust for Public Land and Richard Nicotra of the Nicotra Group to highlight the importance of wetlands in protecting communities from the dangers of severe storms such as Hurricane Sandy. The event will take place at the Staten […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Reps. Steve Israel (D–NY) and Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to protect Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship and Restoration Act will advance the protection and restoration of this key estuary. They were joined by local environmental groups, including the New York and Connecticut […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) vessels Liberty Island and Ellis Island have been busy over the past couple of days, dredging the sand from the offshore borrow site and pumping it to the beach in Carteret County. According to the County’s Shore Protection Office, the two hopper dredges worked methodically last week bringing the sand from the borrow source, […]

  • 29 September 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    Luedtke Engineering Company has returned to Green Bay Harbor for the fourth time in the last five years to complete maintenance dredging of the federal navigational channel, informs the Wisconsin Domestic Maritime Coalition. Each year clean dredge material is beneficially reused and pumped into island cells of the Cat Island Chain restoration project. Environmental windows […]

  • 23 October 2020
    Environment

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District will next week hold a ceremony celebrating the completion of the Unity Island Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project. As reported, a ceremonial ribbon cutting event, and media site tour will take place at 1 pm, October 26, 2020. The ceremony celebrates the completion of the Unity Island project that […]

  • 24 May 2012

    The Collier County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved spending $2 million for the Marco Island’s South Beach renourishment project. According to news-press.com, the project includes: • Adding at least 77,000 cubic yards of sand; • Extending the beach about 80 feet into the Gulf of Mexico; • Repairing five erosion-prevention structures known as T-groins. “It […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), is preparing a supplemental environmental assessment (sEA) for the Barren Island component of the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Islands Ecosystem Restoration Project. Barren Island is an element of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The University of Rhode Island has been awarded $870,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for data gathering to build upon the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council’s (CRMC) Shoreline Change (Beach) Special Area Management Plan (SAMP). U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) announced the funding, which will also include $3.25 million […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) celebrated the completion of the Kawaihae Harbor Pier 2 Terminal Improvements Project in a dedication ceremony last week. The project resurfaced 3.1 acres of cargo yard area at Pier 2, relocated the Harbors Division Office/Maintenance Facility and comfort station structures and included other infrastructure improvements. “The new container yard provides additional […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced yesterday its plans to dredge a section of the Upper Chesapeake Bay in late February of 2017. According to USACE, this maintenance dredging project will be completed by the end of March 2017. The project area extends from the Sassafras River to Fairlee Creek. Dredged material […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Texas General Land Office, Galveston Park Board of Trustees and the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company representatives marked the completion of a major beach restoration project in Galveston last week. The project used 725,000 cubic yards of sand from the Galveston Ship Channel to create 20 […]

  • 11 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last week construction began on a $50 million project to improve the Port of Guam. The project is administered by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) of the Department of Transportation on behalf of the Department of Defense (DOD). Guam is an island in the central Pacific with important United States military bases. The port is designated […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Missouri River Recovery Program’s Cranberry Bend Project, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is progressing very well. Construction of this side-channel chute, and moving an existing levee further inland, will create 41 acres of aquatic habitat with the intent to benefit the endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish and wildlife along […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Dauphin Island said that a public meeting about the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment (ABIRA) will be held today at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Shelby Auditorium. This project is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the State of Alabama funded by the […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Col. David Caldwell of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, announced yesterday the completion of the Sea Gate Reach of the Coney Island Shore Protection Project. The $28 million project will increase resiliency and reduce the risks coastal storms pose to residents and businesses on Coney Island. It will also prevent sand […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) and Hubert Bruls, Mayor of Nijmegen, pulled a life-size thumb out of a dyke yesterday to illustrate the fact that the River Waal now has more room around Nijmegen. As a result, the water level of the river has dropped by 34 centimeters. The Nijmegen Room […]

  • 20 October 2010

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, contractor began the second phase of maintenance dredging in the Moriches Bay reach of the Long Island Intracoastal Waterway federal channel this week. Paul Howard Construction, of Greensboro, N.C., was awarded a $1.45 million contract to perform maintenance dredging in the Moriches Bay area of the channel […]

  • 22 June 2012

    As construction workers maneuver bulldozers and spread sand to restore the degrading marsh island, Yellow Bar Hassock in Jamaica Bay, N.Y., their work is being closely observed by an area resident. “For the past few months we’ve seen him on the site. He just keeps doing his thing,” said Melissa Alvarez, a Senior Project Biologist […]

  • 23 September 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District recently completed dredged material placement at Pancake Point on Puget Island in Washington. The project provided beach nourishment to an approximately 3000-foot stretch of shoreline on the Washington side of the Columbia River. The Port of Portland’s Dredge Oregon began work on Aug. 29 and completed placement […]

  • 7 September 2020

    The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office, a department within the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke, Quebec, Canada, said in their latest release that there is a delay in the dredging component of the Tekakwitha Island and Bay restoration project. The contractor, Rice Mohawk Landscaping, has been building a dredging platform to carry out the work. Unfortunately, they […]

  • 9 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently awarded a $54 million construction contract to Callan Marine for the North Breton Island Restoration Project. The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment oil spill global settlement reached in 2016 is the source of funds for this project. The restoration project includes dredging 5.7 million cubic yards […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A leading dive hotelier in Cayman told a local TV station there Wednesday that Cayman officials and dive business operators were looking at Bimini in the Bahamas as an example of what not to do in pitting protection of fragile marine life and coral reefs against mass development. Keith Sahm, General Manager of the world-famous […]

  • 26 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general, Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite has signed the Chief’s Reports for two flood damage reduction studies in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The signing of these reports for the Savan Gut Phase II and Turpentine Run projects, marks a crucial milestone and progresses the proposed projects to Congress […]