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  • 19 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.65 million to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to continue restoration work at five highly contaminated sites on the Great Lake. This EPA funding is the first installment of an approximately $5 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant to DNR. Under the 1987 Great […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito of Massachusetts announced $3.6 million earlier this week to support ten projects for the upcoming dredging season. These grants, awarded through the 2018 Navigational Dredging Pilot Program will benefit eleven communities, tapping into another $3.9 million in local funding. The projects are expected to remove nearly 188,000 cubic yards of harbor […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday that he will propose more than $1.7 billion to protect Florida’s environment as part of his 2018-2019 recommended budget. This $1.7 billion funding for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is a more than $220 million increase over the current year. Governor Scott said: “People from across the […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    EPA has awarded nearly $900,000 in grants to strengthen state, tribal and local government capacity in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to protect and restore wetlands. These Wetland Program Development Grants provide tribes, interstate agencies and local governments with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, tribal and local wetlands programs. “Healthy wetlands provide important […]

  • 24 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has awarded funding for eleven habitat restoration projects, through its RI Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund (CEHRTF). The Council approved the funding at the February 28 semi-monthly meeting in Providence. Projects approved for funding include a salt marsh restoration and enhancement project, a statewide salt […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Colonel Jason Kirk, commander of USACE’s Jacksonville District, yesterday presented an update on ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program were also mentioned during the presentation, USACE said. Regarding the ecosystem restoration projects in the Everglades […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More than half of the American public lives within 50 miles of a beach, but as sea levels rise, the coastal habitats that protect the communities are increasingly at risk, according to the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi’s latest release. Dr. David Yoskowitz, Associate Director and Endowed Chair for Socio-economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    In an effort to preserve and protect more than 225 miles of shoreline along rivers in Walla Walla County, several cities joined the county to update their shoreline programs. Prescott, Waitsburg, Walla Walla and Walla Walla County participated in a regional planning process to update their shoreline programs. They individually submitted their updated programs to […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    In and effort to preserve and protect more than 500 miles of shoreline along rivers and lakes in Whitman County, several cities and towns joined the county to update their shoreline programs, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. Albion, Colfax, Palouse, Tekoa, Rosalia and Whitman County participated in a regional planning process to update […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Two Missouri River Recovery Program sites have been temporarily closed to all public entry: Cranberry Bend project in Saline County and Cora Island project in St. Charles County, Mo. These closures allow construction of habitat improvement projects to commence at these locations to benefit native fish and wildlife resources including the endangered pallid sturgeon. Each site […]

  • 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 […]

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

    For the third year, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), in collaboration with The Water Institute of the Gulf, is offering two programs focused on fostering applied research and identifying innovations that will enable CPRA to more effectively protect and restore coastal Louisiana. The CPRA Applied Research Program provides Louisiana-based researchers with funds to conduct engineering and science […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is offering a variety of federal programs that will assist the public with the preparation of comprehensive plans for the development, use and conservation of water and related land resources along the Texas coast. These programs are either available on a 50 percent federal/50 percent non-federal cost-shared […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Greater New Orleans, Inc. announced the launch of the Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (CCRE). CCRE is a business led coalition that will create an educated, informed voice of advocacy for sustainable restoration efforts in Louisiana’s wetlands, rivers, deltas, and coastline. “Water is the existential issue for Southeast Louisiana,” said Michael Hecht, President & […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan recently said that a bipartisan agreement to reauthorize key water infrastructure projects contains several key provisions to maintain North Carolina’s critical waterways and protect coastal communities against future storm damage. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) authorizes important projects carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers, including dredging, […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, awarded an $8,9 million contract to Pacchiosi Drill U.S.A. of New York for two levee improvement projects near bridges that cross the lower American River in Sacramento. Minimal to no impacts are expected to commuter or recreational traffic on the bridges and nearby trails. The work represents […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Government agencies, research institutions, and conservation groups are another step closer to creating a streamlined process for Alabama and Mississippi residents and contractors looking to protect against shoreline erosion without the use of harmful bulkheads and sea walls. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama, Weeks Bay Reserve, Alabama Department of Conservation and […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The RI Coastal Resources Management Council has awarded funding for nine habitat restoration projects through its RI Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund. The Council approved the funding at the March 11 semi-monthly meeting in Providence. Projects approved for funding include four salt marsh restoration projects, three anadromous fish passage projects, one coastal upland […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An official from the Cebu City Engineering District of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Region 7 said that they plan to implement some P404.2 million worth of projects in the city this year. District Engineer Fernando Cruz said the projects include the P289.5-million concreting and widening of the Don Serging Osmeña Ave. which […]

  • 24 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On Feb. 25 in Live Oak, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will kick off a series of six meetings around Florida to take public input on the Department’s water quality assessment and restoration priorities over the next two years. “Each year, the Department must determine how to deploy its resources most effectively to advance […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On Friday, a bipartisan coalition led by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) continued to push the federal government to properly maintain ports, harbors and waterways to their authorized width and depth within the Great Lakes Navigation System (GLNS). In the omnibus funding measure that passed in January, the U.S. Army Corps […]

  • 7 February 2014

    42 new flood schemes have been given the green light by Floods Minister Dan Rogerson yesterday. A further 13 schemes previously given funding will also begin construction, bringing the total number of schemes starting work to 55 for this year. In all the new schemes starting construction this year will provide protection to over 42,000 […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Many dredging programs across North Jakarta are expected to be wrapped up by the end of this month, reports thejakartapost.com. “We are focusing not only on Pluit and Riario dams but also on reservoirs and rivers, including South Sunter, North Sunter and Tomang reservoirs. We’ve deployed 20 excavators at each reservoir,” stated Governor Joko Widodo […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) issued the following statement regarding her vote on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013: “I was very pleased to vote in support of the bi-partisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013. This important legislation provides long-needed investment to our nation’s ports, creates good paying jobs and […]

  • 6 August 2013

    DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Programs announced the awarding of the 2013 Coastal Management Assistance Program grants, with this year’s focus on projects that involve sea level rise and SLR adaptation planning. More than $126,000 was awarded this year through funding made available to the Delaware Coastal Programs by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Meeting during a time when some are calling for sharp cuts in government spending despite the obvious needs to the nation’s infrastructure, members of the MTD Executive Board pledged to work to gain proper funding of vitally important maritime programs. As the board noted in several statements during its 2013 winter meeting in Buena Vista, […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Florida’s shorelines saw a flurry of activity during 2012. The state experienced several storm systems that caused erosion impacts to a host of federal beach projects. In addition, a few beaches saw new sand placed on their shores as a result of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging projects. Storm season is always an active […]

  • 15 February 2012

    The sangguniang panlungsod is seeking to hasten fish culture activities in this city as an alternative livelihood for fisher folks affected by the dismantling of fish pens along the Pantal River. Councilor Redford Erfe-Mejia suggested the move saying that the city agriculture office should upgrade its aquaculture program to include raising siganid (malaga), grouper (lapu-lapu) […]