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  • 13 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Clean Water Initiative Program yesterday announced over $1.6 million in Ecosystem Restoration Grants for projects to improve water quality across Vermont. DEC is awarding more than fifty clean water improvement projects, targeting Vermont’s impaired and at-risk rivers, lakes, and wetlands. The grants will go to municipalities, regional planning commissions, natural […]

  • 27 March 2012

      Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, announced the award of a $46.5 million contract to restore and reinforce the existing shoreline of Scofield Island, located along the barrier shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, […]

  • 11 July 2012

    Improvements to Phoenix Lake will be presented by Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) staff at a Special Board meeting and an educational public meeting this Thursday, July 12, 2012. The Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration Plan has developed conceptual plans for lake restoration (including a lake dredging plan), water quality improvements, wetland habitat improvements, public access, […]

  • 17 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, recently released this very interesting short documentary named ‘The Story of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project’, explaining how one of Lake Ontario’s last large coastal wetland complexes was saved for future generations. Implementation of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration project began in winter of 2016 with […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Knoop Baggerwerken BV, a Dutch-based company specialized in wetlands dredging operations, has won a major restoration contract in the “Nieuwkoopse Plassen” (Nature Reserve) area, located in the western Netherlands. The contract, worth over $1 million, is part of the LIFE-Project “New LIFE for Dutch Fens”, a collaboration between Vereniging Natuurmonumenten and Staatsbosbeheer. The work will be carried out with […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner, Vincent Sapienza, joined with community leaders and environmental advocates last week to announce substantial progress on more than $200 million in ecological improvements for Flushing Bay. Work includes the ongoing construction of more than three acres of new wetlands that will naturally filter the water in […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Government efforts to restore the ecological health of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries are under fire from Florida environmental groups. The projects on the table are well-intentioned, say several organizations. But the astronomical costs and unrealistic projections won’t restore wetlands and conserve water resources, and are nothing more than a waste […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On April 30, 2014, the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force held a dedication ceremony at ConocoPhillips in Houma, Louisiana. The ceremony celebrated the CWPPRA’s continued commitment to coastal restoration.  CWPPRA has been the backbone of coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana for the last 23 years and will continue to play […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nine separate organizations focused on restoring Louisiana’s coast have sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to reject a proposal by Rep. Lance Harris that would strip $9.3 million from the Executive Department’s budget. The organizations are: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Restore or Retreat, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, […]

  • 20 May 2015

    Royal HaskoningDHV has just won the Innovative and Novel Project Category award at this year’s UK River Prize for its Knepp Castle river restoration project. The company has been praised for its work on the River Adur, Knepp Castle Estate, West Sussex, winning the category at last night’s (May 19, 2015) award ceremony. The awards were set up […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday announced $1.1 million in federal funding for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The DEC will use these vital resources to support projects along the Great Lakes in New York. “It is imperative that we […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the the Adams and Denver County Chief’s Report recommending to implement flood risk management solutions along Weir Gulch and Harvard Gulch in Adams and Denver County, CO, and restore aquatic, wetland, and riparian habitat along the South Platte […]

  • 15 January 2020
    Business & Finance

     The recently completed Hester Marsh project restored 65 acres of salt marsh at California’s Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. The work, begun in January, adding soil from the Pajaro River flood control project to increase the elevation of drowned marshes. The restoration will improve marsh resilience to sea level rise, provide healthy habitat […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new NOAA nationwide analysis showed that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and forest cover with development a major contributing factor. Overall, 8.2 percent of the nation’s ocean and Great Lakes coastal regions experienced these changes. In analysis of the […]

  • 3 October 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the Chief of Engineers’ Report for the “Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study” recommending construction of the restoration plan upon identification of a non-federal cost share sponsor. The Corps of Engineers worked diligently in collaboration with the State of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), […]

  • 27 November 2012

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission must pay $1.28 million in restoration costs in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over the illegal dredging of Cowbone Marsh in Glades County, reports news-press.com. This agreement is part of a $3.4 million settlement of 17 wetlands cases in six states across the federal agency’s Southeastern […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is currently seeking pre-proposals for habitat restoration project funding through its R.I. Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program and Trust Fund. The Rhode Island General Assembly established the Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Program to facilitate design, planning, construction, and monitoring of coastal and estuarine restoration projects […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Salix – specialized in spillway and shoreline protection, silt removal (lake desilting/dredging), wetland ecological enhancement and habitat creation schemes – was the lead designer and contractor behind the River Teme Restoration Project. During the project, the company undertook some extreme erosion control using its shear stress turf, rock mattresses and extremely skillful team. The toe of the eroded bank […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance

     The Florida Chamber of Commerce has just released a video named ‘Securing Florida’s Water Future: Kissimmee River’, the latest in a series of water education videos that demonstrate the importance of following science-based research solutions. ‘Securing Florida’s Water Future: Kissimmee River’ features research produced by Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Research […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has announced the award of new funding for major Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects in the Clinton River Area of Concern totaling nearly $20 million. Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator Cameron Davis was joined by U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, Clinton River Public […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    After the introduction of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2016, Senator Barbara Boxer, Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement. “I am proud that this bipartisan legislation includes vital support for ongoing work in my home State of California, including the Los Angeles River and Salton […]

  • 15 December 2010

    Following an investigation into the illegal dredging of a Montauk marina, the owner of the marina and two local marine contractors have agreed to a $130,000 penalty and to sample and remove illegally dredged material from two associated sites, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ( DEC ) Regional Director Peter A. Scully announced […]

  • 7 December 2011

    The US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued a statement about proposed projects to restore the coastal ecosystem in Gulf states. “These days we took a major step forward toward meaningful restoration that will benefit the natural resources of the Gulf Coast for generations to come. I commend the leadership of the Gulf Coast states […]

  • 30 October 2012

    The University of Michigan plans to support Great Lakes cleanup research project, reports Chron. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which dates back to 2009, is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades. A task force of 11 federal agencies developed a plan to put the president’s historic initiative into action. This action plan […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Westmoreland Park ecosystem restoration project is completed and all that is left to do now is to attend the park grand reopening ceremony on October 25th 2014. The park was closed to the public in June 2013 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to remove […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    A major project to restore critical estuary habitat along the Snohomish River is underway as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tulalip Tribes of Washington partnership. The Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project will restore tidal access to about 360 acres of historic floodplain. The tribes partnered with several city, state and federal agencies […]