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  • 17 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    For more than 30 years the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has been leading research and technology development to minimize the risk of entrainment of sea turtles (and other protected species) during dredging projects. “Entrainment of sea turtles (direct uptake by the suction field generated at the draghead) during hopper dredging has […]

  • 24 January 2012

    Several years ago, Howard Ruben and a team of other biologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, were performing environmental work along a New Jersey beach that had been newly restored by the Army Corps. “An onlooker approached us and said he had seen a baby sea turtle in the water,” […]

  • 15 January 2010
    Project & Tenders

    JUNO BEACH — Nesting sea turtles may be endangered because a $9 million beach renourishment project is about three weeks behind schedule. [mappress] Source: The Palm Beach Post, January 15, 2010

  • 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 […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups lost an appeal last week in Fulton County Superior Court challenging the Georgia Shore Protection Committee’s issuance of a permit to Sea Island Acquisition LLC for construction of a groin in an ecologically-sensitive area of Sea Island. The Southern Environmental Law Center representing One Hundred Miles and GreenLaw representing Altamaha Riverkeeper argued that […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Research from the WAMSI Dredging Science Node has provided new insight into how seagrasses in the Pilbara may recover from disturbance events such as dredging.    While some seagrasses can potentially recover from dredging related pressures over a 200 kilometer radius, others require another meadow within five kilometers to survive, or need to be regenerated […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) and The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) are warning that the massive fracking gas, coal and other industrial projects planned for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will push globally significant species of turtles closer to the brink of extinction. The industrialization of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area will destroy […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite a major dredging project in the Gladstone harbour, an independent seagrass study conducted by James Cook University has found the Gladstone harbour is one of the few locations along the developed Queensland coast where seagrasses have shown recovery since the 2010/11 floods. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) CEO Leo Zussino said the results from the […]

  • 3 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) last week hosted visitors from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), SC Aquarium and other Charleston Deepening environmental stakeholders aboard their trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Ellis Island. “While giving our visitors a firsthand look at our operations and proactive measures […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has announced the award of a construction contract and a public information meeting on October 22 for the Miami Beach Hotspots beach renourishment project. The Jacksonville District awarded the $15.9 million contract last week to Eastman Aggregate Enterprises, LLC, of Lake Worth, Florida, for this coastal protection […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the fiscal calendar nears 2020, officials at Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working to close the books by month’s end while taking a glimpse back at the past year’s accomplishments. Fiscal year 2019 saw a record $88 million in work within the district’s civil works mission. Projects ranged from its maintenance […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Weeks Marine Inc., headquartered in Cranford, NJ, has won an $112.8 million contract for the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program (MsCIP), comprehensive barrier island restoration plan and Ship Island Project – Phase Two. Bids for this project were solicited via the Internet with three received, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Work will be performed in Ship Island, […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, will host a public information meeting today, from 3-5 p.m. about their upcoming beach renourishment project. The meeting will provide an overview of the Pawleys Island Beach Restoration Project, the scope of the work and the plan for financing the project. Town officials and Coastal Science & Engineering […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) last week received formal acceptance of its Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) dredging operations which removed over 12 million cubic yards of soil during the deepening of the 20 mile long offshore entrance channel of the Port of Savannah. Under the USACE Savannah District’s contract, GLDD completed the […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work continues in Brunswick County on the Ocean Isle Coastal Storm Risk Management project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District informs.  Contractor Weeks Marine is expected to complete the project by mid-April, weather permitting. Sea turtles come ashore between April and may on North Carolina beaches to lay eggs as well as various […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Town of Hilton Head Island has just announced that the town’s contractor will next week begin tilling all portions of the Island’s beach which were recently renourished. Beginning Monday, March 26, the McGraley Company will mobilize in order to begin tilling the beach. “The beach renourishment project permits require that the sand placed be loose enough to […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the award of more than $101.5 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to 19 projects and several amendments to previously announced projects in the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The projects, developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, are designed to remedy harm and […]

  • 29 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Two changes to the biological opinion associated with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project give the Army Corps of Engineers more flexibility in contracting and scheduling construction activities as workers continue with the massive deepening project, USACE said in their latest release.  “After careful study, officials with the National Marine Fisheries Service changed the limit of […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has signed an agreement with Brevard County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District authorizing the use of sand from federal waters for the Brevard County Shore Protection Project (North Reach and South Reach). Benefits from the beach nourishment are expected to reduce erosion resulting from Hurricane Matthew […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has signed an agreement with Martin County, Florida, and USACE’s Jacksonville District, authorizing the use of sand from federal waters as part of a hurricane and storm damage reduction project for Hutchinson Island. Benefits from the beach nourishment are expected to reduce erosion along Hutchinson Island and restore […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Pinellas County yesterday hosted a public information meeting about the upcoming Sand Key beach nourishment project. Representatives from the county and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were on hand to answer questions about the project and the easements that will be required for portions of properties located along the coast where the nourishment activity […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Pinellas County is about to hold a public information meeting about the upcoming Sand Key beach nourishment project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 30, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the 4th floor of the Indian Shores Town Hall. Representatives from Pinellas County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will answer […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Beginning Monday, January 16, 2017 the Hilton Head Island’s subcontractor, Eastman Aggregates, will begin tilling those portions of the Island’s beach which were recently renourished. The tilling is a requirement of the beach renourishment project permits and is done to ensure suitable nesting habitat for sea turtles. The portions of the beach affected by this […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Figure Eight Island Homeowners Association Board of Directors announced last week that its membership has denied a proposal to build a terminal groin at the north end of the island, a project that would have likely increased erosion on other parts of the island. The proposed project would have included a $7.5 million groin […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has signed an agreement authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, and Horry County, South Carolina, to use up to one million cubic yards of sand from federal waters to renourish the Garden City and Surfside Beach areas of Horry and Georgetown Counties. The project area, known as […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has signed an agreement with Dare County, North Carolina, to provide up to 4.825 million cubic yards of sand from federal waters as part of a shoreline management project for the towns of Duck, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills. The shore protection project, using sand from the […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Longboat Key has just released the latest update from the 2016 Beach Nourishment Project. The beachfill scheme, which continues to progress ahead of schedule, will be temporarily suspended during Independence Day weekend, July 1-4. Work in Segment 4, between the access point at Gulfshore/Buttonwood Cove (3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive) and the 3200 […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has just released a photo of the dredge Padre Island working in the Savannah outer harbor. The photo taken on March 30th 2016, shows the Padre Island of Great Lakes Doc & Dredge Company deepening the outer channel as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). Deepening of the […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $500,000 in grant funding for a beach stabilization project that also provides recreational opportunities at the North Shore Public Beach Access to residents and visitors of the town of Longboat Key. “The department is committed to helping fund and implement projects that offer direct benefits to local communities […]