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  • 28 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has awarded four grants totaling nearly $400,000 for projects in the Hudson River Estuary to help reduce localized flooding, create sustainable shorelines, improve water quality and restore aquatic habitat in tributary streams. “Governor Cuomo has prioritized creating resilient communities in New York State, and these grants […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force has just approved several important coastal restoration projects in Louisiana. CWPPRA Task Force meeting scheduled for January was canceled due to the high water stages on the Mississippi River. In lieu of meeting, the Task Force electronically voted, January 22nd 2016, and approved restoration projects […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The preliminary activities associated with the 2016 Beach Nourishment Project will start in the upcoming weeks, the Town of Hilton Head Island said in an announcement yesterday. In particular, pre-project surveys of both the beach and the offshore borrow sites will be conducted. Both land and water based survey crews will be present and active within […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with China’s Rilin Group to help restore 225 acres of mangroves in Collier County. The group has committed $5 million to restore and monitor the mangrove forest at Fruit Farm Creek within the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (RBNERR). The project’s first phase, which entailed permitting, […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A new marine community monitoring initiative, led by the University of Otago’s Department of Marine Science and the New Zealand Marine Studies Center, is set to begin exploring the consequences of dredging on Otago Harbor’s rocky shore communities. Funded by the Otago Pilot of the Participatory Science Platform, the Sediment and Seashores monitoring project is […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Work has begun on the key component for restoration of Wreck Pond in Spring Lake, NJ, with the American Littoral Society and friends organizing a kick-off event on Tuesday, January 19 at 1 p.m. The event will take place on the boardwalk at the corner of Brown and Ocean avenues in Spring Lake, NJ. A chain […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The city of South Padre Island is about to receive $$1.25 million from the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) Grant for the city’s beach renourishment project. This was announced by Reuben Treviño, Coastal Resource and Parks Administrator, following last week’s Shoreline Task Force meeting. According to the Texas General Land Office (GLO), the purpose of the CEPRA Program is […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan designed to protect South San Francisco Bay from tidal flooding and rising sea levels. It includes the construction of new levees and the restoration of nearly 3,000 acres of land to tidal marsh habitat. Officials at the Corps’ San Francisco District call […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Joe Courtney yesterday made the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed a final Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) and Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Long Island Sound. “I am pleased that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers was able to build on cost-effective and environmentally sound options […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association has just announced that the registration is now open for the 2016 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting, set for March 23-25, 2016, in Davenport, IA. At the event, best dredging practices and innovation in the Midwest and beyond will be discussed. Topics to be included are sediment investigation, environmental and navigational dredging, shoreline protection and restoration, sediment […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Regional Sediment Management Plan for the San Francisco Littoral Cell (SFLC) is being developed to assist government entities, municipalities, stakeholders and communities in developing strategies for the beneficial use of sediments to address coastal erosion and storm damage. The Plan will provide information for local and regional coastal decision makers to develop policies […]

  • 28 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Some 750,000 cubic yards of sand will soon be distributed along beaches in Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Fort Lauderdale. The Segment II Broward County Shore Protection project is scheduled to get underway the first week in January. The $55-million project will result in pristine beaches about 75 feet wide and add sand to areas that […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps Chief of Engineers signed a report last week recommending Congress authorize the first phase of the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project for construction. The Santa Clara Valley Water District and State Coastal Conservancy have been working in partnership with the Army Corps for more than 10 years on this major […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Frank Pallone kicked off the start of the final phase of a federally funded beach replenishment project from Sea Bright to Manasquan earlier this week. He was joined at the press conference by Col. David Caldwell, Commander of the New York District of the Army Corps of Engineers. This final phase will cover the […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 includes $59 million to invest in the Port of Baltimore. According to Mikulski, the Port of Baltimore is an economic engine for Maryland, supporting thousands of jobs and keeping our economy rolling. “This public investment […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced that the year-end appropriations bill being considered in Congress this week will include language to prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from dumping harmful dredged material into Lake Erie. “It’s essential to the Port of Cleveland and northeast Ohio businesses that the Cuyahoga River navigation channel is maintained. […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2016 WEDA (Western Dredging Association ) Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 23-25th, 2016 in Davenport, IA at the Radisson Quad City Plaza Hotel. The Midwest Chapter of WEDA represents Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada. At the […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    In front of a mostly packed house in the island’s combined-school cafeteria, a panel of Norfolk District leaders, engineers and scientists briefed the community on progress of the jetty project. The group announced the study period for the project was nearing an end and was moving to review by higher headquarters. Under the guidelines of […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    A $31 million segmented breakwater project at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge was approved at the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection Restoration Act (CWPPRA) meeting on December 10. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), which owns and manages Rockefeller, will use the funding to construct and maintain 2.5 miles of breakwater structure initially with the potential […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Broward County Commissioner, Chip LaMarca, will host a public meeting on the Shore Protection Project for Segment II: Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Fort Lauderdale, on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Representatives from the project contractor will be on-hand to answer questions along with technical experts from the Broward County Division of Environmental Planning and […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) hosted members of the media on a site visit of its Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Project last week. This restoration scheme is located on private land along the GIWW, serving as a model of cooperation for helping to save America’s WETLAND for future generations. The site […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 2015 Lake Anne dredging project is now wrapped up, according to the Reston Association. Reston Association’s contractor, Lake Services, removed 544 truckloads, approximately 6,000 cubic yards of material from the lake over the last several weeks. The main goal of this cleanup scheme is to clear accumulated sediment and leaf debris to improve boat and […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted yesterday to approve the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) pursuant to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The FPL includes funding for seven projects in Louisiana totaling approximately $52 million. “We are very pleased […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released the final environmental assessment (EA) for continued maintenance of the Columbia River federal navigation channel. The maintenance includes placement of dredged material on the eastern shoreline of Rice Island and re-handling material at an in-water site near Howard Island. USACE will place material on the eastern end […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Conwy County Borough Council is seeking a contractor for the Coastal Defense Maintenance – 4 Year Term Service Contract.  The Council manages over 50km of artificial sea defense infrastructure which includes the promenades at Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr. Currently, within the domain of the Council, the shoreline management plan is to “hold the […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    As part of its efforts to provide communities and businesses with products, tools, services and funding to better address weather- and climate-related threats, NOAA has announced $4 million in recommended funding for six habitat restoration projects across the United States. The projects recommended for funding, under NOAA’s 2015 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program, focus on […]