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  • 14 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host a presentation on coastal resiliency at noon January 28.  Analie Barnett, a landscape ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, will present on “Identifying Resilient Coastal Sites for Conservation in the South Atlantic” at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, One Conservation Way in […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is accepting proposals for the FY 2020 Conservation and Restoration Partnership Fund until October 18, 2019. This year the Partnership Fund has dedicated $1,000,000 in matching funds for projects addressing coastal conservation and restoration needs. This funding will allow the State, through CPRA, to explore private/public partnership opportunities […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coastal Conservation Association Texas and the Building Conservation Trust have committed $250,000 to support efforts by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Ducks Unlimited (DU) to restore Dagger Island and protect important seagrass beds in Redfish Bay, Texas. Commenting the latest news, DU Director of Development Matt Bunn, said: “Partners like CCA and BCT […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, is awarding more than $20 million to 22 projects in 11 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 7,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State and local governments, private […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced earlier this week that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved more than $48 million for eight new projects, which focus on the restoration and conservation of Alabama’s natural resources. “Alabama’s Gulf Coast is of great ecological importance to our state, and it is imperative we protect and […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Five coal ash ponds at Dominion’s Possum Point power plant have been illegally leaking toxic pollutants for decades into groundwater and two popular waterways near Washington, D.C., charged conservation groups in a notice filed yesterday. The Southern Environmental Law Center, representing the Potomac Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club, sent notice to Dominion and the Virginia […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The North Carolina Superior Court has granted requests filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center that conservation groups from across North Carolina participate as full parties in the pending enforcement actions brought by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources against Duke Energy for illegal coal ash pollution of the state’s rivers, groundwater, and […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups have blasted the federal government’s decision to approve the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion at a protest in Brisbane on Wednesday. And some in the tourism industry have voiced concern about the port development, saying they are unsure about the impact on their sector, which relies on the Great Barrier Reef. A small […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    MCS has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Government of 27 Marine Conservation Zones as a significant milestone for marine conservation in English seas. But says a commitment to managing the sites properly, and to designating more sites in future, is essential to ensure that a full network is achieved. “This announcement is a significant step towards […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Corps’ latest reservoir regulation studies indicate additional drought conservation measures will be enacted for the Missouri River Mainstem System as the navigation season is set to begin. Minimum navigation flow support will likely be provided for the first half of the Missouri River navigation season based on the anticipated March 15 storage check results, […]

  • 14 December 2012

    The Government is pressing ahead with its plans to create Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to protect the UK’s rich marine environment, Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced. A consultation outlining the proposals for the first set of sites has been launched yesterday, and will give coastal communities and those with an interest in the marine […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Queensland’s Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney welcomed the chance to engage with conservation groups at the Ministerial Environmental Roundtable this morning. Mr Seeney addressed the group before taking part in a question and answer session with representatives from a range of interest groups including the Queensland Conservation Council, Sunshine Coast Environment Council, National Parks Association and […]

  • 4 March 2012

    The director of a company contracted to carry out work on the development of a marina in Falmouth docks has been sentenced at Truro Crown Court for environmental offences leading to the illegal dumping of heavily contaminated silt in a Special Area of Conservation. On Friday 17 February Peter Frampton, company director of Oil and […]

  • 9 January 2012

    The Capricorn Conservation Council is unhappy with the independent scientific panel’s findings on the Gladstone Harbour. Michael McCabe, Capricorn Conservation Council co-ordinator, thinks that the Gladstone Harbour dredging should be halted immediately. “This report clearly indicates we don’t know enough about marine health matters and therefore shouldn’t continue the massive dredging until it can be […]

  • 15 November 2011

    A conservation group in Lincolnshire has urged people to sign a petition opposing possible government reductions in the number of proposed…   (bbc) [mappress] Source: bbc, November 15, 2011;

  • 31 July 2011

    The Newton Conservation Commission last night voted to accept a plan by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to dredge mounds of soil… By Dan Adams (boston) [mappress] Source: boston, July 31, 2011;

  • 1 July 2011

    Conservation groups and eco-tourism operators in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province are urging the government to stop sand dredging operations … More info: radioaustralia [mappress] Source: radioaustralia, July 1, 2011;

  • 22 April 2011

    The environmental impacts of dredging the deltas that develop at the mouths of Lake George’s tributaries will receive a second… BY ANTHONY F. HALL (adirondackalmanack) [mappress] Source: adirondackalmanack, April 22, 2011  

  • 15 April 2011

    After reaching agreement with Port Otago over consent conditions that address the Department of Conservation’s concerns, the Department… (voxy) [mappress] Source: voxy, April 15, 2011    

  • 24 February 2011

      ABPmer, an established authority in marine conservation zone planning has developed a free tool for those marine conservation planners that are running Marxan software in parallel with ESRI ArcGIS 10, the latest upgrade of the popular GIS software suite. The UK Marine & Coastal Access Act and Marine (Scotland) Act provide for the identification, […]

  • 16 February 2010
    Equipment, Technology

    Srinagar, Feb 16: After a long delay Government has finally procured the state-of-the-art machines for conservation of Dal Lake which is in its last throes due to extensive siltation and pollution… [mappress] Source: Greater Kashmir, February 17, 2010

  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Representatives Don Young and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell have introduced the bipartisan Shovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2020. This legislation authorizes $3 billion for shovel-ready resilience projects to help bring back jobs lost by COVID-19 and boost the climate resilience of the coastlines. “Alaskans know how important the ocean is to our fishing industry […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Three creeks in Novato, California, are being cleared of sediment this summer to reduce flooding during the rainy season by improving creek capacity. The $1.55 million flood mitigation project, overseen by Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, will start in early July and is expected to continue through the end of October. Sediment, […]

  • 1 June 2020

    New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released the latest update on their Fire Island coastal protection program, saying that the works to widen the shoreline at Point O’Woods are currently underway. According to USACE, it’s part of a larger effort reducing risk of coastal flooding for shoreline communities. The […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) latest edition of their Terra et Aqua magazine featured a very interesting article named ‘Can nature-based solutions be mainstream solutions?’ The concept of nature-based solutions (NBS) is relatively recent. It has emerged during discussions at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2009. This concept […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s House Appropriations Committee has approved House Bill No. 2, the state’s Capital Outlay bill, the Restore the Mississippi River Delta reports.  The bill annually provides the funds for constructing projects across the state, projects that are needed more than ever because they provide jobs and stimulus to local economies. An amendment was added in […]

  • 6 May 2020
    Business & Finance

     Jasper County Conservation has just released this beautiful video about their Mariposa Lake Restoration Project.  According to the Conservation, this very important restoration project started in 2018. Due to high levels of sediment washing in from the watershed, dredging was required to restore the lake to its original depths, along with many other preventative […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has secured seven National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grants worth more than $5 million. The 2020 federal grants will help local partners restore and enhance nearly 500 acres of coastal wetlands and 17,500 feet of marine shoreline in Jefferson, Kitsap, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties. More details about the each […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Business & Finance

     MIKE by DHI Software has just released this interesting video named ‘Model complex sediment transport processes and shoreline morphology’. The erosion and deposition of sand creates challenges for those tasked with beach development and conservation, maintaining harbor depths and controlling sediment spread from dredging operations. “By incorporating the add-on shoreline module, MIKE 21 Shoreline […]