Project Updates & Industry Developments
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New report on local funding tools for beach projects

United States

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) has published a white paper explaining ways communities can fund coastal management projects, entitled “Local Funding for Coastal...

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NC 12, Channel Shoaling Concerns Escalate

NC, United States

Ocracoke Island’s north end may have to be restored to its wild state if current conditions continue. That is one of the options offered in a soon-to-be-released transportation plan.Changing and...

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Ossabaw Island’s annual meeting recognizes Coastal Marshlands Protection Act

GA, United States

In 1970, Georgia’s governor Lester Maddox had a plan for the barrier islands that comprise our coast.With the development of I-95 on his mind, Maddox wanted to build a state highway through the...

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Inside New York’s Push to Be ‘Center of Gravity’ for US Offshore Wind

NY, United States

Offshore wind jobs and factories are coming to American shores. Here’s why New York is counting on a big slice.In the race for American offshore wind jobs, New York got an uncharacteristically late...

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Gulf Research Program Awards $2 Million to Seven Projects to Improve Understanding and Prediction of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System

DC, United States

WASHINGTON — The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced $2 million in grant awards for seven new projects through its...

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4 month ban on dredging at Smith Mountain Lake properties begins February

VA, United States

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va. (WSET) -- The four-month ban on dredging within Smith Mountain Lake properties begins in February. According to a press release from Appalachian Power, dredging by property...

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USCG responds to grounded dredge barge

TX, United States

The Coast Guard was today responding to a grounded dredge barge in the Matagorda Ship Channel near Port Lavaca, Texas.Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification Monday...

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Lee County steps in with $1.4M to slow, repair Sanibel beach erosion

FL, United States

Lee County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to put up nearly $1.4 million for emergency work to stop erosion that plagues a 1,000-foot strip of beachfront south of Blind Pass on Sanibel...

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Wicomico River Dredging Project Makes Progress

MD, United States

SALISBURY, Md.- On time and on budget: that's the status report from the Army Corps of Engineers on its dredging project of the Wicomico River. The Army Corps started the dredging in December and...

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Dredging project will make more room at Silverdale boat ramp

WA, United States

SILVERDALE — The area near the Port of Silverdale boat ramp in Dyes Inlet will undergo a routine dredging operation this year, but it must happen during a certain window of time to protect...

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The $119 Billion Sea Wall That Could Defend New York … or Not

NY, United States

A six-mile-long barrier would help protect the city from floodwaters during fierce storms like Sandy, but critics say rising seas make the option inadequate.Picture a storm charging toward New...

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Shifting Sands: Using Taxes to Build the Best Beaches, with Megan Mullin

NC, United States

Megan Mullin, Daniel Raimi, and Elizabeth WasonThis week, host Daniel Raimi talks with Megan Mullin, an associate professor of environmental politics at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the...

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More Than $2.9M Approved To Restore Bald Head Island Beach

NC, United States

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $2.9 million to reimburse expenses to restore hurricane and tropical storm related beach damage.The funds...

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Senators propose new plan for $5 million originally intended for downtown Frederick hotel

MD, United States

ANNAPOLIS — Frederick County’s state senators have a new plan for the $5 million originally intended for a downtown hotel project and conference center in Frederick.Sens. Michael Hough...

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Portions of a popular Brookhaven park expected to close due to a massive dredging project in a nearby lake

GA, United States

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (CBS46)—The City of Brookhaven announced they hired Merrell Brothers , Inc. to remove sediments and debris from Murphey Candler Lake over the next six months.The city hopes the...