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  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, will be completing the second and final Phase of coastal storm risk reduction work at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn along the Belt Parkway through most of the rest of the calendar year and the bike lane, which had been closed during construction activities earlier this year, […]

  • 3 February 2012

    Yesterday at 3:50 pm the Dredge Vessel “ Dodge Island” arrived in Jamaica Bay with a hold full of clean sand, that had been obtained from the open ocean Ambrose channel approach area off the coast of Rockaway, and hooked up to the Pumping Barge that is currently located in Jamaica Bay just off of […]

  • 5 March 2012

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is leading an ambitious effort to restore the Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Islands, in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The project addresses the vanishing marsh islands by beneficially using clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor deepening project to restore marsh habitat in the Bay. Approximately […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $600,000 to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program to preserve the economic and ecological vitality of this vast coastal watershed. The EPA award provides funding to implement the EPA-approved Coastal Bays Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, a consensus of the best means for restoring and maintaining the water quality […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    At the urging of Florida Congressman Brian Mast, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a critical increase in funding for Everglades restoration. The appropriations package will nearly triple funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, which funds the Everglades Agricultural Area Southern Storage Reservoir Project, from $67.5 million in FY 2019 to $200 million for […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) yesterday asserted his opposition to a Draft Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) that would direct 43 percent of sand dredged from Morehead City Harbor to Shackleford Banks. In a letter to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Commander Colonel Steven A. Baker and Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Patrick […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    A contractor for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is set to begin work on an interim project to protect Cumberland County’s East Point Lighthouse – an icon of the Delaware Bay region and the state’s second oldest lighthouse – from storm surge and flooding.  The $460,150 project will be implemented by Cape […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. has announced that New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) has been awarded $567,776 for research, extension and education programs on coastal issues. NJSGC will also receive an additional $333,281 in non-federal matching funds. Sea Grant is a nationwide network administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of 33 programs […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has begun emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet navigation channel to remove hazardous shoals, a shallow formation of sand that is a navigation or grounding hazard to U.S. Coast Guard and recreational vessels, following a series of Nor’easters from March 2018. These conditions have created a safety […]

  • 19 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Beach nourishment works along the 2.9 miles of shoreline from the “Haulover” north of Buxton to the oceanfront groin at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Dare County are now in its final phase, according to county officials. Weeks Marine recently reported that over 2.3 million cubic yards of sand has been placed within the project’s […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dredge CURRITUCK is in Ocean City, Md., for a sand bypassing operation to Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS). The dredge is scheduled to work in the area for about a month, and will be removing material from in and around the channel, with an emphasis on the ebb and […]

  • 6 March 2014

    U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced $10.5 million for the Ventura Harbor dredging project. The FY2014 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work plan includes $7.1 million for the project and the President’s FY2015 budget request includes an additional $3.4 million. In prior fiscal years, funding for dredging at Ventura Harbor has been inadequate, threatening navigation of […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a joint state-federal effort to address coastal erosion and improve coastal resilience on Fire Island in the Town of Islip. “This project will strengthen Fire Island’s natural defense to protect its coastline and keep residents safer and better prepared for the next extreme weather event,” Governor Cuomo said. Suffolk […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) has announced that the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) has been awarded $233,600 to further develop research and educational programs to ensure that New Jersey coastal communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change, as well as future storms.  Sea Grant is a nationwide network administered through the […]

  • 15 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. The agreement will be a key component in support of the long-term recovery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and other storms. This project will take up to […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, has released the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program Comprehensive Barrier Islands Restoration Project, Jackson, Harrison and Hancock Counties, Mississippi for public review and comment. The DSEIS is a supplement to the MsCIP Comprehensive Plan and Integrated Programmatic EIS, prepared in […]

  • 19 January 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded two separate contracts to conduct restoration of Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Island in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. As part of the Ambrose Channel 3B Harbor Deepening Contract, a $9,937,500 option was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to place sand at Yellow Bar, […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The National Park Service (NPS) completed a test install on October 31, 2014, of a levee system closure structure at 17th Street constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that reduces risk to human safety and critical infrastructure downtown from flooding of the Potomac River. The intent of the test install was to ensure […]

  • 13 October 2011

    The Jean Lafitte National Park in Louisiana, USA faced typical waterway maintenance issues in their canoe trail canal system. Over time, silt build-up and displaced vegetation slowly filled in the canals making them un-navigable for recreationists. In order to prevent the canals from filling in completely, park management had to ensure that they not only […]

  • 7 December 2011

    The US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued a statement about proposed projects to restore the coastal ecosystem in Gulf states. “These days we took a major step forward toward meaningful restoration that will benefit the natural resources of the Gulf Coast for generations to come. I commend the leadership of the Gulf Coast states […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) are celebrating the start of the Urban Waters Project. The event will take place today, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Christopher Columbus Hall, 201 Piazza Italia, […]

  • 8 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $3,410,000 contract, March 23, to restore Black Wall and Rulers Bar Marsh Islands in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. The contract was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to beneficially use clean sand from the New York-New Jersey Harbor 50 foot deepening project to […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Research & Development

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley and local officials celebrated the beginning of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging of Channel Islands Harbor, which will provide sand to replenish Hueneme Beach. “Since coming to Congress, I have worked tirelessly to advocate for the funding necessary to dredge Channel Islands Harbor, which provides desperately needed sand to […]

  • 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 […]