Project Updates
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Local Beaches Getting Nearly $16 Million for Beach Restoration

A nearly $16 million deal has been reached with the federal government that will pay to help restore local beaches.An eight-mile stretch along Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach, as...

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Lawsuit: Dredge Mining Done Without Permits in Idaho River

A conservation group has filed a federal lawsuit contending a miner in Idaho is ignoring environmental laws and encouraging unpermitted mining by other gold seekers.In its citizen enforcement lawsuit...

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Dredging in Lower Green Bay Aims to Keep Shipping Channel, Port Open to Cargo Ships

Dredging season began in the lower Fox River this spring as soon as the ice went out, but work is just now poised to begin out in the waters of Green Bay.While the Fox River dredging is a temporary...

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Fears of Failure Rise as Lake Erie Consumes Sturgeon Point Marina

The waves of Lake Erie are consuming Sturgeon Point Marina boulder by boulder.Without as much as $2 million in repair work, experts say the 31-year-old town-owned marina in Evans could be unnavigable...

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Audubon Louisiana Posts Most Successful Year of Coastal Stewardship along Mississippi River Delta

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Audubon Louisiana's Director of Bird Conservation Erik I. Johnson, Ph.D. stopped by the Passe Partout set to discuss their successful efforts with the Restore the Mississippi River Delta...

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Habitat Restoration Grants Total More Than $735,000

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is seeking grant applications to help fund projects that enhance or restore habitat for wildlife, with...

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Zeldin Gives Update On Emergency Dredge Of Moriches Inlet

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Rep. Lee Zeldin gave an update on the much-needed Moriches Inlet emergency dredging project Thursday.Earlier this year, Zeldin called for the dredging of Moriches Inlet and Long Island Intracoastal...

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Babylon Town to Vote on $500G Bond to Restore two Beaches Eroded by Nor’easters

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The Town of Babylon will hold a special meeting Wednesday to vote on bonding for $500,000 to replenish two beaches eroded by a spate of nor'easters.Storms during the past few years have chipped away...

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Replenishment Complete — Some Dune Work Continues

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Pack away the ear plugs and walk a little farther. Beach replenishment is just about done on the southern Delaware coast. By widening the beach and raising the sand dunes, the U.S. Army Corps of...

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Corps Releases 'Milestone' Plan for Cowlitz Valley Flood Safety

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A long-delayed final environmental impact study for protecting lower Cowlitz River cities from flooding related to Mount St. Helens has been released for public review and comment, marking a...

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Surf City Beach Replenishment Project Wraps Up

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Beachfill contractor Weeks Marine Inc. was completing restoration of Surf City on Tuesday, Aug. 7, tapering off the work a few streets into northern Ship Bottom “to ensure a smooth transition,” said...

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Army Corps Work Hits Delay - Beach Closures Cause Concern Amid Heat Wave

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The second phase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ coastal protection project hit a delay last week as a result of rough weather and a broken dredge, Project Manager Dan Falt said on Tuesday.“We...

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The Big Dig - Pontiac Bay Sheds the Tons in Superfund Clean-up

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The Pontiac Bay Superfund dredging project is on track to wrap up by early September, according to state Department of Environmental Conservation spokesman David Winchell.The $8.5 million project is...

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Dredging Method Gives New Life to Lake Anna Community Marina

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The community dock at your lakeside community doesn’t do much for your recreational boating plans if it’s inaccessible due to a long-term buildup of silt.That’s the problem Troy Crites and his...

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Port of Siuslaw Receives $837,000 for Dredging

United States

The Siuslaw River is the repository for water runoff from an area of approximately 775 square miles of the Central Oregon Coast Range, beginning in Cottage Grove 110 miles away, and continuing west...