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  • 22 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Jacksonville District hosted at a groundbreaking ceremony in western Miami-Dade County yesterday to celebrate the first contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project. The project is designed to improve flows south to Everglades National Park. The Corps awarded the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) South Contract 1 on September 25 for $40.5 million […]

  • 14 October 2020
    Research & Development

    Licencing of dredging activities is based on environmental analysis, including measuring levels of contamination. The contaminated dredged materials may upset the ecosystem balance at their disposal site. In these cases, officials take actions before the licence is granted. The types of contaminants in the environment can change over time, due to new or modified human […]

  • 8 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, yesterday released this very interesting video about the Buffalo Harbor dredging project. In the video, Andrew Kist, student engineer and quality assurance representative, introduces his view of the dredging works. In fact, USACE Buffalo District began operations and maintenance (O&M) dredging on September 8. The work, being […]

  • 6 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has just released this beautiful photo from the Buffalo Harbor dredging program. The work, being completed by Ryba Marine Construction from Cheboygan, Michigan, includes standard operation and maintenance dredging operations. In fact, around 114,000 cubic yards, as well as 120,000 cubic yards of strategic navigation dredging will […]

  • 1 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE Jacksonville District recently awarded four contracts for the Everglades ecosystem restoration valued at more than $81 million. The construction projects include the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands, Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) South, and Picayune Strand Restoration Projects. Moreover, all of these are components of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The Corps awarded the […]

  • 30 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has approved the Final Phase 2 Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #1.2: Spanish Pass Ridge and Marsh Creation Project and Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project. This is a major step forward in the continued restoration of Louisiana’s coastal ecosystems injured as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to Louisiana Governor John […]

  • 28 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. EPA has finalized the designation of a disposal site for dredged material off the coast of southern Maine and New Hampshire. This designation, published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2020, will provide a new, long-term disposal site for federal, state and commercial marine dredging projects in this region, said EPA The […]

  • 21 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has been awarded $15 million for research, data collection, and implementation of its Adaptive Management program to increase effectiveness and flexibility when implementing coastal projects under the RESTORE Act. The grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) adds to the $19.5 million, previously awarded to […]

  • 2 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District will host two public scoping meetings and the opening of the public scoping comment period for the Biscayne Bay and Southeastern Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (BBSEER) Feasibility Study. Public scoping comments are due October 1, 2020. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in the initial scoping phase […]

  • 14 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), is preparing a supplemental environmental assessment (sEA) for the Barren Island component of the Mid-Chesapeake Bay Islands Ecosystem Restoration Project. Barren Island is an element of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) […]

  • 12 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    USACE Buffalo District and U.S. EPA will host a media event with guest speakers on August 13 at 1 p.m., at the Westpoint Marina at Braddock Bay located at 105 E Manitou Rd., Rochester, NY 14612, to celebrate the completion of the Braddock Bay ecosystem restoration project and moving the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern […]

  • 11 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Authority, is conducting geomorphic field surveys alongside the Red River of the North tributaries near Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, starting today. “Our survey teams will be collecting riverbank and riverbed data and placing survey monuments in the ground […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District has posted a draft feasibility report, Public Beach Protection in Four Illinois Coastal Communities Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Pilot Project, for a 30- day public review period that will end on Aug. 31, 2020. The purpose of this pilot project is to beneficially use dredged material […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Business development

    NOAA Fisheries is recommending nearly $20 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding. It will support new and existing multi-year partnerships to implement seven projects to restore shoreline, fish passage, and wetlands. These efforts will restore habitat and improve resilience in degraded Great Lakes ecosystems. Specifically, recommended projects will open river systems to fish […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, and its Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program partners are constructing a habitat rehabilitation project in Pool 14 of the Mississippi River near Princeton, Iowa, and are seeking comments on the project plan through June 15. Steamboat Island HREP is a 2,620-acre island and backwater complex located […]

  • 1 June 2020

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers, has signed the report for the Hudson Raritan Estuary (HRE) Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study making it eligible for congressional authorization. The Corps’ New York District and multiple non-federal sponsors commenced six concurrent ecosystem restoration feasibility studies in the 1990s and early 2000s that focused on the restoration […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has opened public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding construction of features of the Picayune Strand Restoration Project (PSRP). The PSRP Draft EA and Proposed FONSI addresses the construction of design refinements for the Southwest Protection Feature […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    To prevent a worsening outbreak of algae blooms this summer at City Park Lake in Baton Rouge, LA, a series of herbicide treatments will be applied between May and July, said BREC – the agency that connects people to parks and nature in East Baton Rouge Parish. The mild winter and warm spring resulted in […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The South Australia’s Murray Mouth dredging program – with the main goal to keep the river connected to the sea – is moving ahead. Under the cleanup plan, Maritime Constructions crews operate two dredges at the Murray Mouth 24/7 in an intensive maintenance effort to keep the significant waterway open by dredging sand, shell grit and […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement yesterday regarding a $3.2 million Center of Excellence Research Grant for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA)’s partnership with the Water Institute of the Gulf (the Water Institute). The grant is funded under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies […]

  • 20 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Today, on the 10 year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) reflects on the tragedy and the decade of coastal restoration progress that has contributed to the state’s overall recovery.  On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion initiated an immense tragedy that took […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The RECOVER Lake Okeechobee Stage Performance Measure used to evaluate regional scenarios for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) has been approved by the RECOVER (Restoration, Coordination & Verification) Executive Committee. RECOVER (REstoration COordination & VERification) is a multi-agency team of scientists, modelers, planners and resource specialists who organize and apply scientific and technical information […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging carried out for the Cairns Shipping Development Project has had no adverse impact on the seagrass meadows in Trinity Inlet and some areas have actually expanded during operations, a new report has found. In another major find, seagrass distribution across the larger port limits covers the second largest area ever recorded for Cairns, at […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a key ecosystem restoration report April 8, 2020, that allows Congress to consider the project for future authorization. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the Chief of […]