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  • 25 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina state officials, lawmakers and community partners took an up-close look at how rising sea levels and more severe storms are impacting Currituck Sound during the last week’s tour of the Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Sanctuary at Pine Island. North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael S. Regan, Senator Bob Steinburg, Representative […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Sen. Bob Wieckowski yesterday introduced new state legislation to ease the financial burden on local jurisdictions working to prevent flooding in residential and business communities along the southern end of San Francisco Bay. According to Wieckowski, SB 881 would add the Shoreline Project to the list of flood control projects that can receive state flood […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Union Grove Lake restoration will shift in to high gear when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources adds the 105-acre lake to its lake improvement planning in 2014. Union Grove Lake has long been on the radar for a lake improvement project. In April 2008, the DNR used EPA section 319 funding to hire a […]

  • 7 May 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), the Town of Rockland, and Sullivan County will hold a public meeting to discuss the results of a major study on flooding and ecosystem restoration in Livingston Manor. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 9, from 6:30 – 8:30 […]

  • 14 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Greenwich, Connecticut Department of Public Works, is seeking a permit from the USACE’s New England District to remove pond sediment and reduce erosion in Greenwich, Conn. The work is proposed in Binney Park Pond/Cider Mill Brook at the intersection of South Beach Avenue and Laddins Rock Road in Greenwich. The purpose of […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last night, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) Executive Director, Michael Ellis, presented the Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan at a public hearing in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Southeastern Coastal parish residents and governing authorities were in attendance at the meeting, which is the first of three public hearings scheduled in Louisiana’s coastal zones. […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Governor Pat Quinn has announced investments for stormwater control projects in Blue Island from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ water infrastructure, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. “It’s important that all of Illinois’ communities are protected from […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The ongoing cleanup of the lower Fox River – the largest removal of contaminated sediments ever attempted anywhere – is a momentous project, but it is also part of a larger story, environmental officials said. Major efforts are underway to restore near-shore fisheries and wildlife habitat in the lower bay of Green Bay; innovative approaches […]

  • 4 December 2013

    The first phase of the River of Life project is nearly complete. Since October, when the project began, the Environment Agency and Earth Trust, working in partnership, have created seven new ponds, two reed beds and three new backwaters. Before Christmas arrives, there will be the excavation of a further two backwaters and a fen. […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues working on Mississippi River habitat construction near the Harpers Slough backwater area in Allamakee County, Iowa, and Lynxville, Wisconsin. The nearly $12 million Harper’s Slough restoration project will protect eroded islands and construct new islands where they were once located. The project is scheduled to […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Colonel John Litz, USACE’s Baltimore District commander, joined Congressionals and federal, state and local partners this weekend for a luncheon – hosted by Smith Island United – to celebrate progress on the historic island to combat sea level rise and erosion, as well as to discuss the island’s vision and plans for the future. Baltimore […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is proposing to construct a habitat rehabilitation project at the head of Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River, located in Pierce County, Wisconsin, using material dredged from the Mississippi River. The Corps released its draft Environmental Assessment for the project recently and will accept comments on […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Bobby Jindal addressed a gathering of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem’s Restoration Council in New Orleans, where he highlighted the importance of Louisiana to the Gulf’s Ecosystem and called for a swift flow of RESTORE Act funds to Gulf States, counties and parishes affected by the BP oil spill. The Governor also highlighted his commitment […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Urging citizens, government leaders and non-governmental organizations to recognize a continuous storm destroying Louisiana’s coast, King Milling, chair of America’s WETLAND Foundation, opened a summit on the national significance of Louisiana’s coastal master plan last week. Ticking off a list of threatened environmental, navigation, energy and transportation assets housed in Louisiana’s wetlands, Milling said: “The […]

  • 7 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Stantec and Jacobs, operating as the Galveston Coastal Services Joint Venture, has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, to design a 26.7-mile-long levee and floodwall system along the coastline near Galveston, Texas. The eight-year, $1.9 billion construction effort, known as the Orange County Coastal Storm Risk Management (Orange), will increase […]

  • 12 October 2010

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas A & M University will host its Annual Western Hemisphere Dredging Conference (WEDA 31 and TAMU 42) June 5-8, 2011 at the “Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme of this conference “Enhancing the Economy Through Dredging” will focus on dredging and environmental issues associated with dredging […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The town of Bennington is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with removing a dam; protecting a water main., and stabilizing a riverbank in Bennington, Vermont. The town of Bennington proposes to place fill material in the […]

  • 24 May 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and U.S. Army chief of engineers during an assumption of command ceremony May 22 at Baruch Auditorium, Fort Lesley J. McNair. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III hosted the event. “I absolutely believe Lt. Gen. Bostick […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new Green Infrastructure (GI) guide, launched this week at World Water Week, is set to raise much needed awareness of the benefits of GI solutions for water resources management, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management: Ecosystem-based Management Approaches for Water-Related Infrastructure Projects is a product […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Members of Essex County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee resolved on July 28th to approve proposals for the final phase of the RSPB’s landscape-scale habitat creation scheme on Wallasea Island. This last phase, subject to the completion of a legal agreement and the imposition of conditions, will involve the creation of an enormous complex of […]

  • 14 May 2012

    Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in South Africa is known as the city of lakes. Ekurhuleni has been facing numerous challenges with the state of its lakes especially with the invasive plants and the build up of silt. Many solutions were researched and experimented without long-term answers. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality is situated in South Africa’s manufacturing heartland. […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Ralph Northam yesterday announced the Commonwealth of Virginia sought and received authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue the Commonwealth’s partnership with the agency through the Virginia Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program in perpetuity. Through a “transmittal letter,” Governor Northam replaces the need for Executive Orders that each new governor […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, recently was provided the annual report of the Audubon Connecticut In-Lieu Fee program titled “Audubon Connecticut In-Lieu Fee Program/Program Account Annual Report” for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The report was submitted by the sponsor, Audubon Connecticut, to the Corps of Engineers on June […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

      The Patrick Administration yesterday announced $1.5 million in funding to reduce risks associated with coastal storms, erosion and sea level rise through natural and non-structural approaches, continuing Governor Deval Patrick’s $50 million investment in climate change preparedness. Grants were awarded to Chilmark, Gloucester, Plymouth, Salem, Save Popponesset Bay, Inc., Scituate and Westport. “With these grants, […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin using nationwide general permits for work in streams, wetlands, lakes and other waters within Minnesota and Wisconsin, including on federally-recognized Indian Reservations, April 24. According to USACE, these permits are developed by the Corps’ Headquarters with feedback from the public and stakeholders. The permits allow […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    For nearly a year, the Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has been repairing damage from Hurricane Sandy to previously-engineered beaches in New York and New Jersey. Now, restoration has expanded to a new area where the Corps of Engineers hasn’t previously worked ─ Port Monmouth, N.J. In June 2014, the District began the […]