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  • 6 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth has joined with Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) in announcing a federal grant totaling $4.1 million to repair damage done to Manhasset Bay during Hurricane Sandy. The grant, provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with $460,312.83 in funding […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The USACE, Buffalo District, awarded a $1.39 million contract last week to Tidewater Inc, in support of the Unity Island Aquatic and Riparian Invasive Species Management and Habitat Restoration Project for the removal of aquatic invasive species (AIS) from Unity Island, Buffalo, NY. As part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the Unity Island project […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) recently visited Como Lake Park in Lancaster, NY to observe the rapid deterioration of the lake. “What I saw was astonishing. The drought, coupled with years of neglect, is completely destroying Como Lake and devastating the quality of the park,” stated Legislator Morton. “I’ve been continuing to urge the County Executive to work […]

  • 3 December 2012

    The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) with senior-level officials from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on December 4 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at PS 32, 317 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn. The CAG encourages a strong public turnout at this meeting to […]

  • 18 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York State Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, last week announced New York’s intent to sue the U.S. EPA if the agency accepts the Upper Hudson River dredging of polychlorinated biphenyls as complete. Additionally, with this plan of legal action, New York is also prepared to withdraw from the 2002 Record of Decision which guided the cleanup and […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday issued a proposal to designate a dredged material disposal site to serve the eastern Long Island Sound region. The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS) would be located offshore from New London, Connecticut, and would be available for the disposal of dredged material from harbors and navigation channels […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Business & Finance

     The Braddock Bay Ecoystem Restoration Project is a major Buffalo District project located in Greece, NY outside of Rochester. The project involved creating a new barrier beach to protect the shore from aggressive wave action, and restoration of the emergent marsh area. This restoration program also involved removal of targeted invasive species and excavation […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the bipartisan Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, discussed the importance of the Great Lakes from both an environmental and economic standpoint at a Washington, DC Summit and on the House Floor. The summit was hosted by the Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a nonpartisan research-based organization whose mission is to […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Work is scheduled to begin the week of August 26 on the Rockland trestle, which is the second temporary work platform to be constructed as part of the New NY Bridge Project. The work will include daytime pile driving to install the temporary foundation piles needed to support the platform. Pile driving will be limited […]

  • 2 December 2012

    Congressman Tim Bishop, NYS Senator Ken Lavalle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that work to replenish the badly-eroded beaches West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI) and Tiana Beach began on Friday using sand dredged from Shinnecock Inlet. The work includes a previously-approved project to restore the beach at WOSI to its pre-Hurricane Irene condition by adding […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Site Community (CAG) will take place on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Saratoga Town Hall (12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY, 12871). The Hudson River CAG represents interests that were identified in EPA’s April 2003 Draft Community Involvement Plan for the site. CAG members were selected by […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    NY State Senator Phil Boyle toured Superstorm Sandy damaged areas in the 4th Senate District. He used this occasion to speak with those in charge of crews and contractors who are fiercely working to get the Long Island Beaches back in shape with dredging, sand remediation, debris removal and beach plantings in time for the […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Business & Finance

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, hosted a project celebration event earlier this week for the Continuing Authorities Program Section 204 beneficial use of dredged material project at the Unity Island north pond in Buffalo, NY. Speakers for the event included Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Buffalo Deputy Commissioner for Parks and […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI) has received a $4 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to work with the Hudson River Foundation and other partners to study sediment contamination levels in New York/New Jersey Harbor. The research will focus on navigation channels that are periodically dredged by the U.S. […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representatives Cedric Richmond (LA-02) and Michael G. Grimm (NY-11) led twenty-five U.S. Representatives in submitting the letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The letter was sent in response to a recent policy statement that questioned the additional investment of Harbor Maintenance Tax revenues as called for in […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Brookhaven, NY, has requested Department of the Army authorization to perform dredging with ten-year maintenance, and placement of the dredged sand at a town owned beach upland of the Spring High Water (SHW) line. According to the Army Corps’ announcement, the dredging activity associated with this project is located at Areskonk Creek, […]

  • 27 April 2012

      U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Appropriations Committee, and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced Committee approval of $119 million in funding for New Jersey projects in the Fiscal Year 2013 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. The legislation provides $68 million to complete the channel deepening project that will allow bigger […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Thirteen Great Lakes Senators yesterday have sent a letter to key legislators who will lead the House/Senate conference on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act urging them to include provisions that will bring more Federal dredging dollars back to the Lakes and break the dredging crisis’ stranglehold on shipping on the Fourth Seacoast. Years […]

  • 2 August 2017

    NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced $2.5 million to increase the resiliency of the Sauquoit Creek through the construction of an innovative floodplain ‘bench’ that will store and slow floodwaters and protect downstream communities. In addition, the governor announced new coordinated state actions to help Mohawk River Basin communities hard hit by recent floods […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Coney Island T-groin Project, located in Sea Gate, Brooklyn, NY is nearing its completion. Andrew Masella, civil engineer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in this video discusses the importance of the projects features and benefits the community of Sea Gate will receive after the construction of the T-groins. The Coney […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Riverkeeper released its second report on sewage contamination in the Hudson River Estuary today, “How Is the Water? 2012” detailing the ongoing widespread problem of sewage pollution in our local waterways. 24% of Riverkeeper’s samples, taken from NY Harbor to Troy between 2006-2011, failed EPA guidelines for safe swimming. This is up from a failure […]

  • 15 May 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, intends to issue an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for the placement of 3.3 mln cubic yards of sand to restore the Long Branch reach of the Sea Bright to Manasquan project to its initial fill profile. Sand for this replenishment program will be dredged from the […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    H&L Contracting, LLC of Bay Shore, NY, has won a $4.4 million maintenance dredging contract for the Hampton Harbor project in New Hampshire. According to the Army Corps, dredging and disposal operations are anticipated to take about 4 to 5 months to complete and will occur between Oct. 15, 2019 and March 1, 2020. During […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition has announced that their annual conference that highlights restoration efforts and needs across the Great Lakes will be back in Buffalo, NY, in October 2017. The 13th annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference will be held October 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency at Fountain Plaza. Since 2010, the conference […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The next meeting of the Hudson River PCBs Site Community Advisory Group (CAG) is scheduled for 4 December 2014 at the Saratoga Spa State Park Administration Building (19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866), Gideon Putnam Room. Meeting Agenda 1:00pm Welcome, Introductions, Review October 2014 Meeting Summary • Consensus Building Institute 1:10 Dredging Project […]

  • 12 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager, Dr. Susan Hedman, to express concern about possible delays to the next phase of the Buffalo River Restoration as a result of budget sequestration and uncertainty about FY 2013 appropriation amounts. “The benefits of restoring […]