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Will EPA help fund Utah Lake island-building project?

UT, United States

Dredging proponents are seeking $893 million in federal loans supporting water infrastructure. Proponents of a controversial dredging project for Utah Lake are seeking $893 million in federal financing, hoping to tap a program aimed at “accelerating investment in water infrastructure” and gaining a crucial validation in the process. On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency… Read More

BP oil spill fund: $103M to projects in 3 Gulf states

United States

Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are receiving more than $103 million in BP oil spill settlement money for new and continued coastal projects. “These projects, combined with existing investments, continue to advance our goal of protecting and restoring species and habitats impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of… Read More

County receives no bids for east Taylor’s Creek dredging, Radio Island nourishment project

NC, United States

BEAUFORT — Carteret County didn’t get any bids to open Thursday for a proposed project to dredge east Taylor’s Creek and use the sand to nourish the public beach and other areas on Radio Island. Gene Foxworth, county planning director, said Friday the county did get some “interest” from potential bidders, but no official bids…. Read More

Louisiana Coastal Protection Agency Has Begun Dredging for New Marsh Project

LA, United States

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) announced Dec. 2 that it had started dredging activities on the Cameron Meadows Marsh Creation and Terracing Project. The restoration work will take place northwest of Holly Beach in Cameron Parish and see the addition of 308 acres of marsh by pumping in 1.9 million cu. yds…. Read More

Beach nourishment vital to Pinellas County tourism

FL, United States

LARGO — Pinellas County’s Public Works Director Kelli Levy updated the Tourist Development Council on the latest with beach nourishment Nov. 17. One of the questions asked and answered was, “What would happen if they did nothing,” in other words did no beach nourishment projects. Beach nourishment means adding sand to areas of the beach… Read More

How M-Sand Can Combat the Illegal Sand Trade

CA, United States

SAN DIEGO, California — The world is currently experiencing a shortage of one of its most valuable geological resources – sand. After water, sand is the most internationally consumed resource because of its essentiality to glass manufacturing, urban construction and other material production. While the world has massive deserts full of sand, it is unusable… Read More

Ecosystem restoration project at SCDNR-managed Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary complete

SC, United States

Officials with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the Charleston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently conducted a walk-through inspection of the completed Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary restoration project with project contractor Norfolk Dredging Company. Norfolk began placing approximately 660,000 cubic yards of compatible material from the Charleston Harbor Deepening “Post… Read More

More Than $103 Million Awarded for New Restoration Projects Along the Gulf Coast

United States

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the award of more than $103 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund ( GEBF ) to 11 new projects and two amendments in the states of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Developed in consultation with state and federal… Read More

Barge Company Will Pay Over $15 Million for Injuries to Natural Resources Resulting from Oil Spill in Houston Ship Channel

TX, United States

Houston, Texas-based Kirby Inland Marine LP has agreed to pay $15.3 million in damages and assessment costs under the Oil Pollution Act to resolve federal and state claims for injuries to natural resources resulting from an oil spill from a Kirby barge, after a collision Kirby caused. The United States and Texas concurrently filed a… Read More

Jordan Cove project dies. What it means for FERC, gas

OR, United States

The developer of an Oregon liquefied natural gas export terminal told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the first time yesterday it would not move forward with the embattled project, putting to rest years of uncertainty for landowners. Citing challenges in obtaining necessary permits from state agencies as the reason for abandoning the Jordan Cove… Read More

Dredging of Brainerd Lake Underway in Cranbury Township by SumCo Eco-Contracting

NJ, United States

CRANBURY, NJ—The dredging of Brainerd Lake began in October and construction continues on the multi-million dollar project. Brainerd Lake is an important community asset and popular spot for fishing, kayaking and sightseeing. But while the construction is underway to improve its health, residents are dealing with inconveniences like loud noise, truck traffic, odor, and muddy… Read More

Carteret County narrows in on interview candidates as it looks to fill shore protection vacancy

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE —  Carteret County Beach Commission Chairperson Jim Normile said Monday county staff is close to interviewing candidates to replace County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph. Mr. Rudolph’s last day was Nov. 12. Mr. Normile said there are a good number of applications for the position and the county “is doing due diligence”… Read More

Maine’s working waterfronts facing a tidal wave of threats, Island Institute report finds

ME, United States

The new report cites a lack of infrastructure, support, access, affordable housing and legal protections, as well as increasing risks from climate change. Boe Marsh, head of Community Shellfish in Bremen, sees the value that the working waterfront brings to his small coastal town on a daily basis. As working waterfront access diminishes along Maine’s… Read More

Coastal resilience pricetag tops $900 million

MA, United States

(Dec. 2, 2021) The pricetag for combatting sea-level rise on Nantucket over the next 15 years? $900 million, members of the Coastal Resilience Advisory Committee told the Select Board Wednesday night during a presentation of the town’s recently-completed coastal resiliency plan. “The key message from this presentation is that the next phase of work now… Read More

GLDD starts Dredging for $32M Southwest Louisiana Marsh Creation

LA, United States

HOLLY BEACH, La. (AP) — Dredging has begun for a marsh creation project in southwestern Louisiana. The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock is expected to complete the 308 acres (125 hectares) of marsh in January in Cameron Parish northwest of Holly Beach. “The project will restore critical… Read More

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