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  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland District Commander Col. Jose Aguilar announced that a plan to restore five Portland sites in the lower Willamette River basin was unanimously approved yesterday by the Civil Works Review Board of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, District of Columbia. “Today is the culmination of almost […]

  • 8 February 2012

      The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has created the Catchment Restoration Fund with the aim of reducing pollution that comes from the way land is used and improving the landscape through which water flows. The Defra fund of £28m fund, providing up to £10m each year, has been allocated for projects […]

  • 30 March 2012

    Last week, the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), the national nonprofit trade association for the dredging industry, sent a letter to House leadership in support of the RESTORE Act – legislation that would ensure that oil spill fines are used for gulf restoration. “The RESTORE Act appropriately allocates 80 percent of the Clean Water Act […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A crucial undertaking generations in the making, the Kissimmee River Restoration Project is now within sight of the finish line, reports the South Florida Water Management District. “Through our partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, we are restoring the river and protecting it for the enjoyment of generations of Floridians to come,” said South Florida […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have now both agreed on a feasibility study that could mean billions of dollars for ecosystem restoration, hurricane protection and home elevations in Southwest Louisiana. The Corps’ Civil Works Review Board approved the study in Washington, D.C. last week after hearing […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District has received $13.6 million in the Corps Fiscal 2019 Work Plan to complete the Skokomish River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project design and construction phases. “The project includes removing a levee, placing large woody debris, restoring wetlands at two sites and reconnecting a side channel,” said Corps project […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    EPA joined state and local dignitaries yesterday to announce $5 million in federal funding to continue efforts of the Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration. The program brings together innovation and partnerships to apply an ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld yesterday announced nearly $5 million in EPA grants to state and local agencies to restore water quality and wetlands throughout the San Francisco Bay watershed at a ceremony held at Breuner Marsh, one of the sites to receive federal restoration grant funding. The ceremony was […]

  • 20 March 2012

    The southern earthen plug located along Reach 3 of the Kissimmee River Restoration project has been removed, connecting a portion of the excavated oxbow to the C-38 Canal, located on the Kissimmee River. The work to remove the plug began March 12, 2012, and was completed March 13, 2012. During this time, over 80 percent […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    During its first five years, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) implemented more than 2500 projects to improve water quality, clean up contaminated shoreline, protect and restore native habitat and species and prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes. That work, which began in 2010, is summarized in a new Report to Congress […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved five projects totaling more than $245 million for funding from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana. The projects, developed in consultation with CPRA and federal resource agencies, are designed to advance critical river diversion projects within […]

  • 11 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Seattle is restoring 4.5 acres of habitat along the shoreline of Terminal 5, while getting closer to its goal of removing 90 percent of creosote pilings from its properties. The 2,300 creosote pilings removed leave the port with around 8,000 remaining out of a total of 18,000 estimated in 2000. “Restoring shoreline […]

  • 19 December 2011

    Government efforts to save the four rivers – Buriganga, Shitalakhya, Turag and Balu – flowing around the metropolis through restoring their navigability are yet to make any headway. Ceaseless dumping of wastes, haphazard dredging and encroachment on these rivers continue unabated. A recent survey on the wetland around Dhaka city says that all such lands […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The German Government has granted financial support to scale up a running pilot which aims to restore the eroded coast in the district of Demak, Central Java Province, near Semarang, Wetlands International just announced. The program furthermore supports mainstreaming and replication of Building with Nature-type solutions that suit urban, rural, muddy and sandy coastlines. Millions of […]

  • 14 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Houston has used dredging to restore marshes and other beneficial use sites in the Galveston Bay area. As a component of the 1998 congressionally authorized project to deepen and widen of the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channels (HGNC), the silt, sand, shell and clay dredged during the expansion and subsequent channel maintenance has been, and […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) and America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) have announced that they will host two leadership roundtables this week and a culminating coastal summit in December to discuss the state’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan. “We stand at a critical juncture in our fight to save the coast,” King Milling, chair of AWF […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, awarded a contract on September 30, 2015 in the amount of $315,000 to Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E&E), Lancaster, New York, to study seven locations within the Niagara River Area of Concern (AOC) to assess opportunities for habitat restoration. Under the contract, the E&E will provide conceptual […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Mike Hooks LLC, a Westlake, Louisiana based dredging contractor, has won an $11.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging. Work will be performed at Lake Charles, Louisiana, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Bids were solicited via the Internet with four received, the Department stated. The […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    America’s WETLAND Foundation has announced that the Summit on the National Significance of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan will take place in February 2017. The summit follows two leadership forums convened in October 2016 and will be a highly-focused meeting to take stock of goals set in motion 15 years ago. The program will focus on reviewing […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Comments on a proposed Trinity River channel improvement project will be accepted in a public meeting set for Wednesday, December 2, in Lewiston, CA. Staff from the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control board will present information about the project proposed for construction next year on BLM-managed […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Under cloudy skies on a rain soaked October 16th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Soundview Park in the Bronx, New York City celebrating the completion of a $9 million Marsh Ecosystem Restoration Project that was made possible through a cost sharing partnership of federal, state and local agencies.  The rainy weather seemed fitting […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., released the following statement regarding the record $1.4 billion Transocean settlement for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Transocean will pay $400 million in criminal fines – with $300 million of that going to the Gulf Coast – and $1 billion in Clean Water Act (CWA) penalties. The […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorized $300 million per year, for the fiscal years 2017 through 2021, for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said in their announcement that this funding authorization is a major win for the State of New […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) said in their latest announcement that the work is currently underway on the West Belle containment dikes. This scheme is a part of the Terrebonne Basin Barrier Island and Beach Nourishment project which will construct approximately 1,100 acres of beach, dune, and marsh habitat on West Belle Headland, […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has awarded one of the three remaining construction contracts for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project, a massive Everglades restoration project in Okeechobee and Highlands counties. The $26.13 million Reach 2 Backfill construction contract was awarded to J.E. McAmis from Chico, California, on August 5. The contract involves […]

  • 2 January 2012

    The Provincial Minister for Environment and Alternative Energy, Shaikh Muhammad Afzal, visited Karachi Harbor on Saturday to witness the efforts of KPT towards protection of mangroves. While speaking on the occasion the Minister opined that mangroves are very important part of coastal ecosystem and all departments must adopt a safeguard policy for their restoration. He […]