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  • 13 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers’ Little Rock District is hosting Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan update workshops from February 26 through March 1 to share the draft shoreline management plan and collect public comments. A draft Environmental Assessment, which evaluates the potential impacts of each alternative, will also be available for review, said USACE. […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is working on a project that will stabilize approximately 1,500 feet of shoreline at the Pleasant Point Reservation home to members of the federally recognized Passamaquoddy Tribe. According to the Corps, the purpose of the proposed project is to prevent ongoing shoreline erosion in front of […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner, Basil Seggos, last week announced new guidance “Living Shoreline Techniques in the Marine District of New York State.” According to the announcement, this guidance emphasizes natural and nature-based solutions to erosion control that will protect New Yorkers and the environment. “The recent severity of hurricanes Harvey, […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) will host a lecture on shoreline erosion control strategies next week as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series. The monthly series highlights information on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina. This latest lecture will take place on November 30 at […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will organize a workshop on putting living shorelines projects into practice. Sea-level rise and storms are increasing erosion and inundation of coastal wetlands across New England and threaten property and valuable natural resources. The term “living shoreline” […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Under a settlement agreement with the Washington state Department of Ecology, a family trust from Canada has agreed to restore a shoreline and wetland on Lake Osoyoos in Okanogan County. In winter 2013, the Teade DeVries Family Trust from Langley, British Columbia, installed without authorization a 500-foot-long bulkhead and filled in a wetland on a […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    A workshop for engineers, consultants, designers and landscape architects interested in incorporating green infrastructure and living shoreline techniques into coastal projects will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Portsmouth Public Library in Portsmouth, NH. Living shoreline projects have started to appear in many New England tidal environments, but the Northeast region lags […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Public Works recently approved funding for a new Coastal Resiliency Grant Program to help Maryland’s coastal communities enhance their resiliency to the effects of extreme storms and weather. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources program will help design four shoreline improvement demonstration projects across the state with an additional two projects pending. “Maryland is one of […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations yesterday celebrated the completion of the New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project. The key components of the construction project included earthworks, park feature construction and planting. As part of the project, crews successfully opened the wetland’s east […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Town of Bourne, MA, has just released a notice regarding shoreline projects that will begin in early September. According to the town, the first project will be dredging at Monument Beach. “Approximately September 5th, we will begin building a de-watering pit on the public swim beach at Monument Beach. Construction will be done with an excavator […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A multi-state project, including a research team from the Biology Department at Sacred Heart University (SHU), was selected for funding to monitor, evaluate and provide recommendations for the design and placement of living shorelines or nature-based infrastructure as part of a $1 million 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grant. The grant will be […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing a shoreline erosion protection project on Enders Island in Stonington, Conn. A masonry seawall protects the Enders Island facility (St. Edmund’s Retreat) and associated property and facilities from storms, but the wall is currently in poor condition, especially on the southeast side, USACE said. […]

  • 5 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is proposing to undertake emergency shoreline protection by constructing a mixed sediment revetment in front of a 300-foot section of seawall in the Brant Rock/Hewitt’s Point section of Marshfield, Mass. The purpose of the proposed project is to prevent further beach scour and protect the Brant […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The public is invited to review Mason County’s recently updated shoreline program that details how they plan to manage and protect 697 miles of marine, river and lake shorelines. The Washington Department of Ecology has just made the plan available for review and comment through June 21. Mason County’s comprehensive update completely replaces its original […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has just announced that they will aid Dare County, North Carolina, in rebuilding its coastal shoreline in several locations over coming months. The Town of Southern Shores plans to conduct a small beach nourishment project at the southern portion of the town in late May, rebuilding about 2,500 feet […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Coastal engineer Fiona Duckett of W. F. Baird and Associates Coastal Engineers gave a presentation to the Board of Directors of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) about shoreline protection at the board’s meeting on May 18, 2017. Duckett spoke to the board on shore protection structures, including current policies and procedures, and next steps to update […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Westmoreland County (VA) recently released a bid for the Glebe Harbor Shoreline Stabilization & Beach Nourishment project. According to the announcement, sealed bids are invited for the replenishment of the Glebe Harbor Beach located in Glebe Harbor, Montross, Virginia. The best bidder will be responsible for providing all the labor required for the nourishment of […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $217,000 in RESTORE grant funding for the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project. Funding will support the first phase of planning, engineering, design and permitting of the environmental restoration project. Living shorelines address erosion by providing long-term protection, reducing wave energy and restoring vegetated shoreline habitats […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    A new program to manage river and lake shorelines in Cowlitz County is available for public review and comment through May 4, the Washington Department of Ecology just announced. Comments will help in the decision whether to approve the county’s update as written or request changes, Ecology said. Once approved by Ecology, they become part of the […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Using a newly-developed computer model called CoSMoS-COAST (Coastal Storm Modeling System – Coastal One-line Assimilated Simulation Tool) scientists predict that with limited human intervention, 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches may become completely eroded by the year 2100. “Losing the protecting swath of beach sand between us and the pounding surf exposes critical […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A comprehensive plan outlining how construction and development will occur along the shores of the Okanogan River within the city of Omak is under review by the Washington Department of Ecology. The city began work on its new Shoreline Master Plan in 2006 and submitted it to Ecology last February. The updated SMP will replace […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    In a major step toward better protecting coastlines, estuaries and lake shores, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has eased the permitting process for living shoreline projects, the Pew Charitable Trusts informs. Living shorelines – typically consisting of native elements including vegetation, oyster reefs or rock sills – have proved effective in providing such protections […]

  • 29 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed guidance document that emphasizes natural and nature-based solutions to better protect New Yorkers and the state’s coastline and help guide communities to produce living shorelines in NY marine district. “Improving coastal resiliency and reducing risk to communities is a priority of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A pattern of dramatic, widespread shoreline loss along Louisiana’s coast caused by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been revealed by a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Researchers used NASA’s annual mapping to analyze shoreline loss across most of upper Barataria Bay, located […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded two grants totaling approximately $7.5 million from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for engineering and design of the Golden Triangle Marsh Creation ($3.2M) project and the Biloxi Marsh Living Shoreline ($4.3M) project under the RESTORE Act. These projects represent two out of seven […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    A comprehensive update to regulations designed to preserve and protect shorelines within the city of Brewster is open for comment through the Washington Department of Ecology. First adopted in 1991, the city has worked to completely update its shoreline master program to align with new state rules and current shoreline conditions. The proposed shoreline program […]