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  • 28 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands.  “Wetlands are part of the foundation of our nation’s water resources and are vital to the health of waterways and communities that are downstream,” said Ken Kopocis, Deputy Assistant Administrator […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $2.5 million to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana to improve coastal wetlands in Louisiana. The project will create 300 acres of barrier marsh and nourish 130 acres of developing marsh near Bayou Moreau using dredged material from the Gulf of Mexico. This project is funded […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday announced support for Ducks Unlimited to implement conservation programs to help restore and conserve Great Lakes coastal and interior wetlands. The $1,488,944 grant comes through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Our Great […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) approved $61.3 million in funding to protect, restore and enhance more than 205,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands in the United States, Canada and Mexico. “Conservation of our nation’s wetlands is critical to protecting our wildlife, watersheds, coastal communities and important economic activities,” said Secretary of the Interior […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced the passage of a bipartisan Clean Estuaries Act of 2014 in committee. Vitter, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), worked together to develop the bill that was passed out of committee yesterday and will help provide grants to restore recognized […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized […]

  • 24 July 2012

    The Port of Oakland joined with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and other environmental and community leaders to celebrate the restoration and transfer of nearly 8.5 acres of valuable seasonal wetlands from the Port of Oakland to the EBRPD. Port of Oakland Executive Director Omar R. Benjamin commented, “As a trustee of state […]

  • 9 November 2011

    The 150-acre restoration of the San Dieguito Wetlands was deemed complete in a Nov. 7 dedication ceremony, bringing to an end 14 years of pl… By Bianca Kaplanek (thecoastnews) [mappress] Source: thecoastnews, November 9, 2011

  • 5 August 2011

    The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, announced to propose to his Costa Rican counterpart, Laura Chinchilla, organize a global… (insidecostarica) [mappress] Source: insidecostarica, August 5, 2011

  • 5 April 2011

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Bar-1 Ranch, LTD, Bar-1 Ranch, LLC, Bar-1 Ranch 2, LLC, Bar One Ranch Management, LLC, and Alfred Barone (collectively settling defendants, or Bar One Ranch) resolving violations of the Clean Water Act in Missoula County, Montana. Under a proposed settlement lodged by the U.S. […]

  • 4 March 2011

    The San Dieguito Wetlands Restoration Project has entered its final phase of construction with the dredging of 85,000 cubic yards of sand… By Kelly Sarber (delmartimes) [mappress] Source: delmartimes, March 4, 2011    

  • 21 January 2011

    A project aimed at restoring and stabilizing wetlands in Terrebonne Bay, which are collapsing at one of the fastest rates in Louisiana, was… (houmatoday) [mappress] Source: houmatoday, January 21, 2011;

  • 3 January 2011

    A project to construct a barrier of wetlands along Bayou Terrebonne will be getting under way again this month with the help of the parish… By Nikki Buskey (houmatoday) [mappress] Source: houmatoday, January 3, 2011;

  • 24 November 2010

    Some Mare Island property that has technically qualified as wetlands may soon be enhanced to more properly fit the definition. The Vallejo… By Jessica A. York (timesheraldonline) [mappress] Source: timesheraldonline, November 25, 2010;

  • 29 October 2010

    EPA has ordered the owners of Meredith Farm to restore wetlands and streams on its 160-acre plot in Topsfield, Mass. The wetlands were … [mappress] Source: environmental-expert, October 29, 2010;

  • 9 August 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The recent opening of a 750-foot Americans with Disabilities Act compliant beach walkway and access point put the multi-phased $90 million… By Louise Esola (nctimes) [mappress] Source: nctimes, August 10 , 2010;

  • 21 July 2010

    The approval this afternoon of President Obama’s budget request to begin funding coastal Louisiana restoration construction projects by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development is “a down payment in what must be a long-term commitment to restoring and protecting coastal Louisiana,” according to five local and national conservation groups. The Subcommittee’s approval […]

  • 20 July 2010

    Conservation groups today urged the U.S. House Appropriations Committee to pass President Obama’s budget proposal to begin funding Coastal Louisiana restoration projects when it marks up the spending bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other public agencies for Fiscal Year 2011. Last week, the House Energy & Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee did […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Regulation & policy

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced yesterday that after many years of thoughtful deliberation and preparation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted the state assumption of the 404 program (the federal permitting program to regulate the discharge of dredged or fill material into wetlands and other waters of the United States). […]

  • 2 December 2020

    Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, has signed the Hudson River Habitat Restoration Ecosystem Restoration Chief’s Report, representing the completion of the study and making it eligible for congressional authorization. The Chief’s Report recommends three individual ecosystem restoration projects including Henry Hudson Park, Schodack Island Park […]

  • 27 November 2020

    Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, announced this week that the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. In all, the funding will be used for the engineering, design, and […]

  • 24 November 2020
    Business & Finance

    Gov. John Bel Edwards yesterday announced that the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes. In all, the funding will be used for the engineering, design, and construction […]

  • 1 October 2020

    USACE Jacksonville District recently awarded four contracts for the Everglades ecosystem restoration valued at more than $81 million. The construction projects include the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands, Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) South, and Picayune Strand Restoration Projects. Moreover, all of these are components of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The Corps awarded the […]

  • 7 September 2020

    The Kahnawà:ke Environment Protection Office, a department within the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke, Quebec, Canada, said in their latest release that there is a delay in the dredging component of the Tekakwitha Island and Bay restoration project. The contractor, Rice Mohawk Landscaping, has been building a dredging platform to carry out the work. Unfortunately, they […]

  • 6 August 2020

    Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, yesterday announced $25,116,998 in funding from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support coastal protection and restoration projects around Louisiana. “Louisiana’s marshes help protect residents from storms and remain home to some of America’s most awesome wildlife. This NOAA funding will help […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has secured seven National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grants worth more than $5 million. The 2020 federal grants will help local partners restore and enhance nearly 500 acres of coastal wetlands and 17,500 feet of marine shoreline in Jefferson, Kitsap, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties. More details about the each […]