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  • 22 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Emergency repairs began at Morgan Shoal, a section of the Lake Michigan shoreline between 47th and 51 streets, and will continue until the end of June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Chicago District informs. The contractor, SYTE Corporation, is currently installing armor stone and pre-cast concrete blocks to protect against shoreline erosion caused by […]

  • 28 May 2020
  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, announced last week that the Minnesota River Basin Interagency Study is complete and available to the public.  The study area spanned 16,770 square miles and 37 counties. The intent of the study was to understand water, sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus transport across large landscapes in order […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    After successfully securing funding from the Environment Agency, Havant Borough Council is carrying out the next beach recycling campaign along the Eastoke frontage. The aim of this campaign is to reinstate the beach to the 1:200 year design standard of protection, reducing the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to properties and infrastructure. According to […]

  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Following vicious flooding of Lake Ontario during two of the last three years, with private and public property and infrastructure being destroyed, NY Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday urged USACE to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in its Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. The study, Schumer and Gillibrand said, […]

  • 2 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representatives Angie Craig, Betty McCollum and Ron Kind have successfully secured emergency funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to address the impacts of this spring’s devastating floods along the Mississippi River. The funding was disbursed in response to a letter they sent in September pushing the Office of Management and Budget […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon, and Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Patrick Murphy recently showcased 33 shoreline resiliency projects in Monroe County that are receiving an estimated $43 million in state funding through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative […]

  • 20 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), in cooperation with the City of Warwick and Save The Bay, will complete a coastal adaptation project at Longmeadow Fishing Access Site later this month.  Situated at the end of Samuel Gorton Avenue, the site has experienced more than 100 feet of shoreline erosion over the past […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Bill de Blasio Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District have announced that they are in the process of receiving final approval for the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay General Revaluation Report. Pending final approval, construction on the first elements of the project, focusing on groins […]

  • 28 October 2019
    Business & Finance

     The Lake Worth Inlet is undergoing an emergency dredging in order to remove sand shoals from the inlet that caused draft restrictions at the Port of Palm Beach. According to the port, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted a dredge that was undergoing work in Jacksonville, FL. “Right now we have a […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand’s Tauranga City Council is currently reviewing their coastal structures policy to ensure that they consider the needs of future communities, including the potential impact of climate change as they decide when and how to maintain public coastal structures.  Coastal structures are any man-made building, equipment, device or other facility fixed to land along […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) WG Energy Efficiency is well on track with its paper titled: ‘Energy Efficiency of Dredging Activities’. The paper will cover the subject energy efficiency of dredging activities from a project – as well as an equipment related perspective. For a project it is noted that the greatest opportunities regarding energy […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, began repairs to the damaged portion of the Buffalo South Breakwater last Friday (July 26). As USACE reported, the project will repair 625 feet out of the 1,000 feet of the damaged breakwater. Since its creation, the Buffalo South breakwater has been protecting the shoreline by dissipating […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Representatives Cheri Bustos and Darin LaHood recently wrote a letter with lawmakers from the Illinois and Iowa Congressional Delegations to the Army Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division in support of emergency dredging funding requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District. In the letter, they wrote that the requested funding would be used […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The California State Coastal Conservancy has received $2 million in grant funding for coastal wetland restoration from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. The grant program annually provides grants of up to $1 million to coastal and Great Lakes states, as well as U.S. territories to protect, restore and […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Jackson is one of only six contractors to be appointed to the Environment Agency’s Next Generation Supplier Arrangements (NGSA). The company will work in partnership with the Environment Agency and design consultant ARUP as a collaborative delivery team (CDT) to deliver the EA’s capital investment program across the entire Midlands region, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. The […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has won a place on a new Environment Agency (EA) framework which will continue to deliver a £2.6 billion program to better protect homes from flooding and coastal erosion. Effective from April 2019, the EA’s Next Generation Supplier Arrangements (NGSA) will form the basis of new […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced new green legacy for £2.6 billion flood and coastal risk management program. According to the release, the Environment Agency reported a set of new supplier arrangements and partnerships which will increase efficiency, value for money and the green legacy of its £2.6bn capital investment program. The program aims to […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    An emergency coastal restoration project at Lido Beach in the City of Sarasota, FL, is now complete, City Manager Tom Barwin said in his latest weekly newsletter. Last week, the contractors Coastal Dredging Corp. wrapped up dredging portion of the project, recycling approximately 205,000 cubic yards of sand accretions from the New Pass area to restore […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) Board of Directors traveled to Washington, D.C. last month to advocate on behalf of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW). The trip included twelve meetings with Congressional offices and staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to discuss the Association’s legislative priorities for 2019. “Our visits were well […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The USACE’s New York District has announced the completion of the emergency restoration of the Atlantic Ocean’s Gilgo Feeder Beach in the Town of Babylon, Long Island, to restore coastal storm risk reduction measures that reduce the risk of barrier island breaches and protect critical infrastructure. The work restored the beach that protects the undermining of Ocean […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has announced the release of the 2019 Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan, which addresses natural and man-made coastal environments. This Resiliency Plan also recommends 123 projects compiled by the Texas General Land Office coastal team with input from a Technical Advisory Committee to mitigate issues that negatively impact coastal […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has released findings of a study that determined the city’s comprehensive strategy for the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) project. The study evaluated dozens of adaptation measures and identified a set of strategies to build resilience in Lower Manhattan. The recommendations include developing a plan to extend […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Governor Tom Wolf’s Administration yesterday announced grant funding to implement the Muncy Creek Streambank Restoration and Protection Project located in Hughesville Borough and Wolf Township, Lycoming County. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded a 2019 Growing Greener grant award of $327,284 to the Lycoming County Commissioners for the work. The project will […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Totnes’ improved flood defense scheme had its opening ribbon cut by Philip Rees, Chairman of the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, and South Hams District councilor John Tucker on Friday, 7 December, 2018. The Environment Agency’s £3.8 million improvements were needed to reduce the significant risk of river and tidal flooding. The scheme […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     Pumping and dredging works have begun for the Lido Beach emergency renourishment project, the City of Sarasota, FL, said in its latest announcement.  The work will be proceeding from the north end of the public beach area to the south over the next 90 days, according to the update. The emergency renourishment program, conducted […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     The Environment Agency has completed a vital new Teesside flood scheme which benefits local residents and businesses and provides a significant boost to local wildlife. Costing almost £16 million, the Port Clarence and Greatham South project has increased flood protection to Port Clarence residents from the River Tees and Greatham Creek while also creating […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford last weekend visited a shoreline resiliency and restoration project at Assateague State Park. The innovative project seeks to enhance habitat, improve public access and reduce erosion through the use of nature-based structures, including boulders, cobble and clean sand, and native wetland vegetation. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently completed […]