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  • 8 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection yesterday announced an invitation for local governments, scientists, environmentalists, agricultural producers and other interested parties to take part in a restoration plan development workshop for Kings Bay and Crystal River. “DEP is developing restoration plans that respond to the specific needs of the waterbody and ensure the local public […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ohio EPA is receiving an additional $4.38 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants to implement sediment and nutrient reduction projects in two major Lake Erie watersheds. The five-year Maumee River Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Initiative has been awarded $3.69 million and brings together a diverse coalition of 10 public and private organizations […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) will meet in Des Moines on November 17. Representatives of six state agencies will discuss ongoing science and upcoming weather expected to affect river levels and water quality in the Missouri River. Federal and state agency staff will update participants on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, shallow water […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities to reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution and eliminate muck sediments. “We are committed to partnering with local communities to expedite and implement […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy yesterday introduced legislation to bolster projects related to protecting and restoring the Indian River Lagoon. The Indian River Lagoon Nutrient Removal Assistance Act would create a grant program to provide assistance to projects that will result in environmental benefits for the Indian River Lagoon, produce the greatest nutrient load reductions […]

  • 5 October 2012

    The recently purchased 2010 IMS 7012 HP 51-foot Versi dredger was unveiled Wednesday afternoon in Albert Lea. District Administrator Brett Behnke stated: “We’ve seen a significant reduction in sedimentation coming into the lakes, but what we’re still seeing is an immense internal loading. To reduce internal loading you need to remove the sediments and the […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has proposed water quality restoration goals to address nutrient pollution in Kings Bay. The restoration goals, known as Total Maximum Daily Loads, will identify pollutant reductions necessary to meet the water quality standards that protect human health and aquatic life. The Department is proposing restoration goals for total nitrogen […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection last week held a public meeting to provide an update of the status of the first year of implementation of restoration plans covering Hendry Creek and Imperial River, as well as the Caloosahatchee Estuary Basin. “Just a year ago, I was in Fort Myers to celebrate the collaborative effort […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The State of Florida and St. Lucie County together have committed more than $1 million to stormwater system improvement projects that will help reduce nutrient pollution reaching the St. Lucie River. Specific projects include upgrades to the existing stormwater conveyance system and the construction of a 4-acre detention lake, which will reduce both erosion and […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Governor Ralph Northam last Friday, August 23, released the final restoration plan for Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers. The clean-up plan, referred to as the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), will guide local, state, and federal actions through 2025 and is designed to meet the Commonwealth’s commitments to reduce […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), state and local elected officials, and Indian River Lagoon protection advocates yesterday celebrated the completion of a two-year-long muck dredging project in the Eau Gallie River aimed at improving water quality. Attendees gathered at historic Ballard Park at the mouth of the […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is holding the first stakeholder meeting to begin hammering out the Suwannee River Basin Management Action Plan. The plan will plot the course for restoring the Suwannee River and the unique spring systems that feed it, with activities throughout a watershed covering more than one million acres in Suwannee, […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has formally adopted an aggressive 10-year restoration plan, known as a basin management action plan or BMAP, covering Lake Okeechobee. The long-term restoration plan was carefully developed through a series of public meetings that included environmental groups, agricultural interests, local governments as well as the public. The plan identifies […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Deputy Executive Director Jason Lanclos joined local officials from the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District and Lafourche Parish recently to dedicate the Bayou Lafourche Saltwater Control Structure in Lockport. This structure can prevent saltwater from moving up the bayou and create a freshwater reservoir to the north. CPRA used […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District (BLFWD) in partnership with Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is taking the lead in implementing the Mississippi River Reintroduction to Bayou Lafourche (MRRBL) Project. The MRRBL Project has an overall goal to divert 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) of fresh water from the Mississippi River into […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced adoption of two Basin Management Action Plans in southwest Florida, one for Hendry Creek and Imperial River and the other for the Caloosahatchee River. Department Secretary Herschel Vinyard joined city and county officials at the celebration to kick off implementation of these critical water quality cleanup plans. “One […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    A major dredging project on Winnetka Pond, City of Crystal, MN, aimed to remove more than 18,000 cubic yards of sediment, is moving forward, CCX Media reports.  Commenting the latest news, Crystal Public Works Director, Mark Ray, said that the removal will help control flood capacity as well as help improve the habitat of the pond […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) have announced the recipients of $3 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach initiatives across the Maryland and the District of Columbia. The 13 projects will leverage more than $3.8 million in matching funds to lower pollution and improve the health […]

  • 31 October 2013

    Yesterday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Maryland Senator Ben Cardin joined the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to announce the recipients of $9.2 million in grants for restoration and outreach initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed’s six states and […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Building upon historic changes undertaken earlier this year to improve Lake Erie water quality, Ohio has reached an agreement with Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario to achieve a 40 percent reduction in the amount of phosphorus entering Lake Erie’s western basin by 2025.  “Lake Erie is one of our state’s crown jewels for […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, announced yesterday that it has updated the environmental and regulatory coordinated project plan (CPP) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the CPP includes a comprehensive schedule for completing all environmental reviews and authorization decisions needed […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (Permitting Council) has successfully reduced the permitting timetable by 22 months on the proposed Mid Barataria Sediment Diversion Project (Mid Barataria Project), allowing all permit decisions to be finalized by 2020. As the General Services Administration (GSA) announced yesterday, this expedited timeline should allow the State of Louisiana to […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has applauded the efforts of thousands of farmers and graziers who are working to boost the health of the Great Barrier Reef, after a report card showed progress is being made in improving water quality. The Australian and Queensland governments have released the Reef Plan Second Report […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Nearly 30 years after being named an imperiled waterway, the St. Louis River has taken another big step closer to becoming healthier than it has been in a generation. And St. Louis River users and enthusiasts are invited to comment on the plan designed to achieve the clean-up goals set in 1987 when it was […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    For the 10th time over a 50 year period, the State of Ohio has selected Ellicott Dredges to supply new dredging equipment for its Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), which is responsible for maintaining the lakes in the State’s park system. The ODNR has agreed to a multimillion dollar contract to buy two new Swinging […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak resources sector body said it remains confident that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will continue to base its decision-making on the best available science. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said today that as a result of an expensive but transparently deceptive campaign by environmental activists to demonise port developments, […]