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  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

     This season, good fortune shone on Brennan’s Environmental group as they procured a winter river restoration project in Rhode Island. “The general scope for this project remained along the lines of past work, where we restore river depths to facilitate and improve water quality, fish migration, but this one came with a twist; its […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spent a few days in Rhode Island last week to evaluate the RI Coastal Resources Management Program, part of a periodic review the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) performs of all U.S. coastal programs. A team of three representatives from NOAA, as well as a fourth representing […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is currently seeking pre-proposals for habitat restoration project funding through its R.I. Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program and Trust Fund. The Rhode Island General Assembly established the Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program to facilitate design, planning, construction, and monitoring of coastal and estuarine restoration projects […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Soil and Water Conservation Society’s (SWCS) Southern New England Chapter (SNEC) will today (August 10) host an annual Summer Meeting for SWCS members and the public at the South Kingstown Land Trust Barn in Wakefield, Rhode Island. Rhode Island government staff will discuss the BeachSAMP, followed by a field tour to coastal erosion sites, lunch, and a SWCS SNEC membership […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) yesterday announced the award of $6.8 million in matching grants for 33 projects, spread across the state, to mitigate water pollution from stormwater and nonpoint sources, reduce flooding, and strengthen Rhode Island’s climate resilience. The grants are made possible through funding from the Narragansett Bay and Watershed […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, hosted a special ceremony earlier this week to mark completion of a restoration project at the Camp Cronin Fishing Area in Narragansett. “This is an excellent example of the Corps of Engineers working with the state of Rhode […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, along with Representative Joe Courtney, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, have sent a letter to EPA to express their support for the proposed rule to designate a new Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site (ELDS). “As representatives from the region, we understand firsthand the […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline have announced $891,243 in federal funding for a partnership between Rhode Island and four other New England states to study the effects of coastal storms and develop tools and solutions to help communities respond to these events. The partnership will include researchers […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy are working to restore and strengthen salt marsh habitat at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge to better withstand impacts of sea-level rise and coastal storm surge. The project focuses on the Maidford River marshlands, adjacent to Third Beach. The work is part of a $1.98 […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The RI Coastal Resources Management Council and its project partners have released the Rhode Island Sea Level Affecting Marsh Migration (SLAMM) project summary report that details the findings and results of an evaluation of the response of the state’s coastal wetlands to sea level rise scenarios of one, three and five feet. Coastal wetlands, especially […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced yesterday that more than 10,000 people are now working at Quonset Business Park and its Port of Davisville. The event was attended by the state’s highest elected officeholders, including: Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor-Elect Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, U.S. […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A public meeting on adaptive strategies in the preservation of threatened coastal wetlands is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 6–8 p.m. at the URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute. This public stakeholder meeting is planned to explore this issue, as well as the collaborative efforts of both state and community-based options that may be able […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee (RI SCC), under the direction of the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM), has approved the adoption of updates to the Rhode Island Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook (Handbook). These updates are in accordance with State law and pursuant to the RI Administrative […]

  • 30 July 2014

    As a part of President Obama’s continuing commitment to help coastal communities recover from Hurricane Sandy and promote resilient coastal systems, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the State of Rhode Island have signed a two-year cooperative agreement totaling $200,000 to evaluate sand resources for coastal resilience and restoration planning. Under this agreement, […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today joined with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to announce $193,090 in federal funding to make the state’s coastline more resilient to future storms and rising sea levels. The funds were made available through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Coastal Zone Management […]

  • 25 September 2012

    Sen. James C. Sheehan, who led the battle against a mega-container port, stated that aside from quality of life issues, a mega-container port is undesirable because it is not economically viable. Senator Sheehan, who also served on a recent legislative commission studying port development in the state, said “the idea of building a mega-container port […]

  • 30 May 2012

    The Rhode Island Senate passed a resolution approving plans of the RI Economic Development Corporation to issue $7.5 million in bonds for maintenance dredging at the Port of Davisville. Introduced by Sen. William A. Walaska, the resolution officially approves a Kushner Public Corporation Debt Management Act funding request for the bonds. The “Kushner Law” requires […]

  • 8 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing maintenance dredging of the Block Island Harbor of Refuge Federal Navigation Project (FNP) on Block Island, Rhode Island. The Town of New Shoreham is the sponsor and requested that this project be maintained, said USACE. The proposed work involves maintenance dredging of portions of […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Through an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract, Southern Maryland Dredging Inc., out of Friendship, Maryland, began dredging the federal navigation channel in Sheep Pen Gut at Rhodes Point on Smith Island on October 18 to realign the channel to improve navigational access. It is estimated that 13,600 cubic yards of material will be removed […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Business & Finance

     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, through a contract with Coastal Design & Construction Inc., last month completed the construction of two jetties to prevent shoaling in the channel and to reduce the continual need for dredging at Rhodes Point on Smith Island. The construction of a stone sill was also completed […]

  • 22 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, marked the completion of two major milestones as part of the Army Corps navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point during a ceremony at the Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield June 21. The projects were conducted in coordination with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; Somerset County; Maryland […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Andy Harris, Representing the First District of Maryland, will visit two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects around Smith Island on Saturday, April 7. The projects, currently underway, entail the construction of two jetties to improve navigation at Rhodes Point and dredging the Big Thorofare and Twitch Cove federal channels. These development programs, conducted in coordination […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, along with partners the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Somerset County, is currently working on a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point on Smith Island. The program consists of realignment of a portion of the federal navigation channel in Sheep Pen Gut through dredging; construction of […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District awarded a contract on September 29 to Coastal Design & Construction Inc., from Gloucester, Virginia, in the amount of approximately $6.88 million for construction of a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point on Smith Island. The scheme consists of realignment of a portion of the federal navigation […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Joe Courtney and Senator Jack Reed yesterday sent a letter signed by the entire Congressional delegations from Connecticut and Rhode Island to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to express their continued support for the Eastern Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Site (ELDS). While the ELDS is already open since the final designation for the […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The deadline for sending comments on the proposed navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point/Smith Island ended on Friday, July 7, according to the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. The comments are sought on an Environmental Assessment for the project in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. According to Col. Ed Chamberlayne, […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, in collaboration with Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Somerset County, has just released an environmental assessment (EA) for a navigation improvement project at Rhodes Point for a 15-day public comment. USACE proposes to realign a portion of the federal navigation channel in Sheep Pen Gut through hydraulic dredging; construct […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday published its final rule establishing the Eastern Long Island Sound Dredging Disposal Site (ELDS) in the Federal Register. With the publication of this rule, EPA is designating ELDS, located offshore from New London, Connecticut, for the disposal of dredged material from harbors and navigation channels in eastern Long Island Sound […]