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  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is providing technical and direct assistance to communities following historic rain events this month. The Corps sent flood engineers to communities along the Rainy, Minnesota and Mississippi rivers to assist local responders fighting the recent floods. The engineers are providing information on how to build sandbag […]

  • 22 January 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deployed as many as 25 dredgers during the past nine months to maintain the Mississippi River’s navigation channel and re-open sand-choked harbors between St. Louis and the Gulf of Mexico in response to one of the nation’s most severe droughts. Beginning in May 2012, and continuing these days, Corps […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The 2018 annual meeting of the Mill River Wetland Committee, Inc. (MRWC) will take place on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Dr. Jennifer H. Mattei of the Sacred Heart University Department of Biology is the featured speaker. Dr. Mattei’s talk will highlight the progress of projects to restore coastal habitats at […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations has allocated $20 million in funds for the Delaware Deepening project in its fiscal year 2014 Appropriations bill. Senator Casey urged the Committee to provide adequate funding for the project. Securing this investment in the Committee’s Energy & Water Appropriations bill is […]

  • 7 June 2013

    Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) is continuing the development of the Invergordon Services Base in order to meet the growing demand of the offshore energy market. CFPA intends to expand the port by embarking on a project to reclaim part of the of sea bed and the installation of an adjoining 100m of strengthened quay, […]

  • 23 July 2010

    In an open letter to Thad W. Allen, the retired Coast Guard admiral overseeing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response, almost two dozen coastal scientists from Louisiana and around the country have urged the federal government to halt the construction of sand berms in the gulf, calling the project ineffective in the fight against […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queensland pride is on the line tonight with wildlife warrior and conservationist Bob Irwin appearing in an advertisement during State of Origin to encourage Queenslanders to stand up and fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef from industrialisation. The advertisement featuring Irwin will be aired in Brisbane and explains the dangers the Reef and its […]

  • 23 November 2011

    FSUE “Rosmorport” has held an expanded meeting concerning the issues of navigation safety, accident risks prevention and reduction. With deputy General director of FSUE “Rosmorport” for navigation safety V.Y. Vanyukov in head, representatives of 14 enterprise branches and a Captain of the seaport of Arkhangelsk took part in the meeting. The meeting concurred with the […]

  • 23 November 2011

    Westecunk Creek dredging permit was issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection. This permit will include a dredge spoils deposit site that adjacent homeowners have been fighting. “There are seven people on Dock Road that the DEP doesn’t care about,” said Dave Fox, alluding to seven families, whose homes will be disturbed by the […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Riverkeeper, an environmental organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, has reached an agreement with the Village of Hastings and BP/ARCO on a proposed Consent Decree Modification for the harbor at Hastings site. This area is one of the most contaminated locations along the Hudson River and a massive source […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    As special session talks heat up in the Capitol, Senator Thad Altman just revealed that the revitalization of the Indian River Lagoon remains his top legislative priority, in addition to the restoration of the Florida Everglades. The Senate’s proposed budget allocates $37 million for Florida Forever, the state’s land acquisition program, which was contested by Altman […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday announced $17.78 million in federal funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects benefiting the Eastern Shore as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Funding bill. “A clean and thriving Chesapeake Bay is essential to Maryland’s economy and the watermen, the tourism […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has announced that the Office of Gulf Coast Restoration in the Department of the Treasury will be awarding a $16 million grant to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) under the RESTORE Act to aid in coastal restoration. Funds from this grant will be used for the engineering […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Fight For The Reef campaign today welcomed Premier Campbell Newman’s commitment that his government will “insist” all future dredge spoil will be disposed of onshore and called for the guarantee to be made permanent through a legislated ban. Asked today about dredging and dumping Mr Newman told journalists: “… it is our strong belief […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District found that 33 miles of levees near Chico and Gerber do not meet Corps operation and maintenance standards. The Sacramento District conducted a periodic inspection of nine levee systems on Mud, Sycamore and Dry Creeks near Chico in December 2010 and Elder Creek near Gerber […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tom Rice yesterday announced that the funding has been secured for the Myrtle Beach Shore Protection Project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provided $16 million to replace sand, which was eroded as a result of flooding from Hurricane Joaquin. “The Myrtle Beach Shore Protection Project was not scheduled to receive the next round […]

  • 1 June 2012

    As nctimes.com reports, a much-needed sand is piling up on Oceanside beaches this week as the USACE wraps up its annual dredging of the city harbor. A lot of sand was pulled out of the harbor this year to spread on the beach as far south as a playground near the Oceanside Municipal Pier. That’s […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend $14 million on repairs to the damaged San Pedro and Long Beach breakwaters, U.S. Representative Janice Hahn’s office announced on Tuesday. “This is a huge relief,” said Congresswoman Janice Hahn. “I have been fighting for repairs to our breakwater for some time now and I am happy that […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The City of Cedar Falls is conducting a Public Informational Meeting to discuss the planned improvements to the Cedar Falls Levee System. After historic flooding that occurred in June of 2008, the city decided that increasing the protection level of the downtown flood levee and floodwall system was one of the highest priorities for the […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Army Corps of Engineers teams are completing flood protection measures in the Skagit River basin and on the Olympic Peninsula. One team is assisting the Quileute Tribe at La Push, Wash., with placement of as much as 500 tons of large rock at an area where a jetty ties in with the land and is […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Dock Road homeowners, fighting a planned dredge disposal site, are drawing a parallel to the 12-foot dike that would be built facing their houses, according to app.com. “The critical point is that an appellate New Jersey court has recognized that a government project blocking an ocean view is a serious aesthetic — as well as […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Basil Seggos yesterday gave a statement on the EPA second five-year review report on Hudson River dredging. Commenting on the Hudson River PCB cleanup report Commissioner Basil Seggos said that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed New York by determining that its PCB cleanup of the […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis and without decisive action by the Federal government and Queensland State government Australia could be placed on UNESCO’s ‘list of shame’ for not meeting its World Heritage obligations. The situation is so serious that WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today announced they were combining to launch […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for erosion protection along the interior of the 17th Street Canal floodwall in Jefferson Parish. The contract will help protect an area that has historically experienced erosion. The contract was awarded to the Veteran-Owned Contracting Group JV, LLC for the amount of […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, is responding to a request for assistance from the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe to help with the tribe’s ongoing efforts to repair a flood risk reduction berm near Tokeland, Washington. Both a direct assistance team and equipment arrived yesterday and they will be conducting 24-hour operations working […]

  • 10 January 2014

    Continuing their fight for JAXPORT and the economic growth and jobs that deepening the St. Johns River would bring to Northeast Florida, Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw spearheaded a bipartisan Congressional delegation letter to the House and Senate Transportation Committee Chairs and Ranking Members that pushes for the inclusion of the project in […]