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Flagler County Nets $17 Million in State Aid for Dune Reconstruction, with Far More Needed

FL, United States

Flagler County was notified on Jan. 18 that it will receive $17 million in funding allocated as part of the 2022 Special Session Funding through the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, part of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The funding is part of the $100 million Governor Ron DeSantis pledged his support… Read More

Stinson Beach storm damage expected to worsen as sea rises

CA, United States

For residents of Stinson Beach, the sight of ocean waves running up their streets, carving away tons of sand, flooding homes and even washing a house or two into the sea every decade or two has been an accepted tradeoff for a beachside lifestyle. The storms that pummeled the community this month, causing millions of… Read More

Louisiana takes another swipe at more federal offshore cash

LA, United States

State and local government officials from across Louisiana are heading to the Washington Mardi Gras this week and their top question for the state’s congressional delegation is “what do we do now?” Parish presidents, police jurors, legislators, bureaucrats, U.S. representatives and U.S. senators, even the governor, set aside partisan animosities and together went all in… Read More

Beach park project aims to rebuild damaged ramp in Brevard County

FL, United States

Many beach accesses in Brevard County are still damaged from Hurricane Nicole’s assault in November. In Indian Harbour Beach, part of Millennium Beach Park’s ramp to the beach is still closed off to foot traffic. Nicole’s intense winds and waves damaged the ramp. A makeshift staircase was put in to allow people like John Ellis, who… Read More

Controversial Gales Ferry dredging application out on hold

CT, United States

Developers of a proposed dredging material processing facility in Gales Ferry have put a hold on their application with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Owned and operated by Quincy, Massachusetts-based Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting, Gales Ferry Intermodal announced in December it was pausing efforts to apply for a DEEP transfer… Read More

CMA CGM boxship loses control off New Orleans

LA, United States

The CMA CGM Veracruz containership had lost control and went off course south of New Orleans, United States, according to WK Webster. This 2010-built, CNC Line owned containership suffered the mechanical issues on 20 January. The vessel has suffered the second mechanical failure in a vessel operated by CMA CGM in a week, after the CMA… Read More

Black’s Beach in Torrey Pines split in two after dramatic bluff collapse

CA, United States

Usually, the stretch of beach from Torrey Pines State Beach to Black’s Beach is one continuous strip of sand, but late last week, a bluff just south of the Torrey Pines Glider Port failed; the slide was so giant it split the beaches in two. Ezra Kozviner has been Surfing Black’s Beach for 15 years and… Read More

Beach nourishment funding, history detailed at Rodanthe town hall meeting

NC, United States

A town hall meeting in Rodanthe Wednesday night drew more than 100 people to the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building and another 160 people virtually to hear a county presentation about erosion and beach nourishment and for questions to be answered. Dare’s county manager Robert. L. Outten made the presentation and answered questions. He reviewed the county’s… Read More

Half a billion dollars of coastal restoration in the works for St. Bernard Parish

LA, United States

A total of 13 coastal protection projects, all costing a half billion dollars, are underway in St. Bernard Parish, all were funded mostly by the BP Oil Spill settlement. On Friday, State Senator Sharon Hewitt joined federal and local partners to tout a number of the coastal restoration projects happening in the parish. “Such a… Read More

A cost-effective solution to beach erosion

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Researchers have developed a new way to combat erosion and save money by using environmental processes to feed sediment to the shore. The project is based in Port Bay, New York, in southern Lake Ontario. It is one of several projects run by the Healthy Port Futures effort, which works with natural systems to solve coastal issues… Read More

Dune restoration for MalaCompra to Washington Oaks begins with Eastman Aggregates

FL, United States

Flagler County’s contractor for the $3.67 million Hurricane Dorian dunes restoration project from south MalaCompra Park to north Washington Oaks Gardens State Park mobilized on Monday and construction will begin on Wednesday. “We are very excited to get this project underway,” County Engineer Faith Alkhatib said. “They are anticipating completing this project this spring ahead… Read More

N.J. Dedicates $5M To Marsh Restoration Projects Along Local Bayfront Areas

NJ, United States

State officials announced late last week that nearly $5 million in environmental grants would be dedicated to marsh restoration in Brick Township – specifically, within the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge. The refuge spans much of the bayshore in Ocean County and continues southward to the Atlantic City area, but Brick’s portion is considerably large,… Read More

Patchogue launches $3 million project to restore wetlands, protect community from flooding

NY, United States

Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri and state leaders announced the creation of a living shoreline at Shorefront Park to help stop coastal flooding. The project aims to restore natural wetlands, marshes and the bay’s estuaries while creating a buffer to protect the community. “We are talking about the start of construction of one of the… Read More

River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp to help revitalize wetlands

LA, United States

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority received confirmation that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District selected the River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp as a mitigation feature for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Project, marking a first of its kind partnership. “Implementing these projects together will not only breathe new life… Read More

Ocean City Beach Replenishment Project Rolling Along: 1.5mm yd3 by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

NJ, United States

When 39-degree temps and gloomy clouds bring on the winter blues, there is something to smile about — wide sandy beaches in Ocean City come summer — thanks to an ongoing beach replenishment project. The project began in November to pump in 1.5 million cubic yards of fresh sand in the north end and the… Read More

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