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Critical Repairs on the Way for Sodus Bay Breakwater

NY, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $6.7 million contract to Michigan-based Great Lakes Dock & Materials LLC on July 16 for critical repairs to the Great Sodus Bay East Breakwater. The 100% federally funded project marks the largest investment ever in Great Sodus Bay by the Corps of Engineers, ensuring the… Read More

Solving A Shore Power Problem: 6,100 Feet of Cable Delivers Clean Energy to Pier 66 in Seattle

SEATTLE , United States

With the president of a leading cruise line committing to going green, offering shore power became essential for places like Pier 66. The purpose? For cruise ships to switch off their engines while docking and use electricity instead, conserving fuel and reducing emissions. This change would lead to cleaner air for Seattle and other ports… Read More

Aging bridges in 16 states will be improved or replaced with $5 Billion in new funding

United States

Dozens of aging bridges in 16 states will be replaced or improved with the help of $5 billion in federal grants announced Wednesday by President Joe Biden’s administration, the latest beneficiaries of a massive infrastructure law. The projects range from coast to coast, with the largest providing an additional $1.4 billion to help replace two… Read More

Coastal Restoration: Saving Sand

World ,

Increasing demand for this seemingly abundant and common material harms human and natural communities — and fuels a lucrative and dangerous illegal industry. Coastal ecosystems — including oyster reefs, sandy beaches, mangrove forests and seagrass beds — provide important habitat for marine life and food and recreation for people. They also protect shorelines from waves and storms…. Read More

European Shipowners and Maritime Transport Unions launch initiative to support shipping and seafarers in the digital transition

World ,

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers Federation (ETF), the European social partners for maritime transport, join forces to launch the ‘Seafarers Go Digital’ initiative, according to ECSA’s release. ‘Seafarers Go Digital’ is a mutual commitment of ECSA and ETF seeking to identify and address the challenges of digitalisation for shipping… Read More

Jacksonville District issues scoping letter for Naples to Big Marco Pass dredging project

FL, United States

JACKSONVILLE, Florida  – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (USACE), is beginning preparation of a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document to address the maneuverability and safety concerns within the federal channel of Gordon and Big Marco passes in Naples, Florida. Collier County is the Non-Federal Sponsor (NFS) for this maintenance dredging project…. Read More

Pass-a-Grille beach to get influx of sand to help with erosion

FL, United States

More sand is on the way for eroded Pass-a-Grille Beach, Pinellas County officials announced last week. Why it matters: Periodic renourishment is necessary to restore beaches from natural and hurricane-induced erosion. Healthy shorelines help protect waterfront habitats and communities from storms — and keep Tampa Bay’s beloved beaches accessible. State of play: Workers are set to dredge and… Read More

Pallone secures $1.25M for Alberta Lake Environmental Cleanup and Restoration Project in Neptune

NJ, United States

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone recently secured $1.25 million in Community Project Funding for the Alberta Lake Environmental Cleanup and Restoration Project in Neptune Township. This initiative will include dredging, environmental cleanup and replanting of native species to restore the health and functionality of Alberta Lake, a manmade reservoir that plays a vital role in managing stormwater… Read More

Could dredging rivers help stop future flooding?

VT, United States

BARRE, Vt. – Last week’s torrential rains made rivers jump their banks again. That’s left some victims asking what can be done to protect their communities from flooding. Some suggest dredging– or digging out the middle of rivers– could solve problems in places like Barre. But others warn dredging can have unintended consequences downstream and… Read More

NOAA announces nearly $220 million for new transformational habitat restoration projects

United States

On Thursday, July 18, NOAA Fisheries will share the 32 new transformational habitat restoration and coastal resilience projects recommended for funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. The nearly $220 million in funding will help facilitate projects that will have a transformative impact across the country — through capstone projects that build… Read More

Governor Hochul Announces Nearly $8 Million for Shoreline Restoration on Long Island

NY, United States

Governor Hochul today announced $7.7 million for shoreline restoration on Long Island. The investment will help to repair the eroded Baxter Beach shoreline in Port Washington. The erosion and loss of shoreline has led to substantial flooding, endangering communities and affecting plant and marine life. “Long Islanders understand how quickly a rainy day can turn… Read More

Hawaiʻi Sea Grant awarded $1M for beach, dune management on North Shore

HI, United States

Nearly $1 million was appropriated to the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program (Hawaiʻi Sea Grant) for the development of a beach and dune management plan for the North Shore of Oʻahu, specifically focusing on the area between Sunset Beach and Sharks Cove. An important component of the project is community engagement and outreach so that the outcomes and pilot demonstration… Read More

Martinez Marina Operator Ends Management Contract

CA, United States

The City of Martinez has been notified by Suntex Marinas, the company that recently acquired the City’s longtime marina operator, Almar Marina Management, that Suntex will exercise its option to terminate its marina management contract with the City effective August 21, 2024. Although the City cannot speculate about Suntex’s business decision, Suntex primarily owns the… Read More

Dredging project on Bayou Vermilion to restore depth back into its waters

LA, United States

Dredging project on Bayou Vermilion to restore depth back into its waters Source

New dredge facility working in Conneaut

OH, United States

CONNEAUT — After years of planning and construction, the city’s Conneaut Creek Dredge Reclamation Facility is in use for the first time. The new facility, built on the Canadian National dock property, consists of three sluiceways and a serpentine channel. Dredged material is pumped into the sluiceways, where it sits until the dirt and other… Read More

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