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Raleigh County Moving Closer to Reacquiring State Park

NC, United States

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Members of the Raleigh County Commission are scheduled to meet with legislative leaders this week to discuss a proposal to transfer ownership of Little Beaver State Park to the county. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources currently operates the 600-acre park, which includes an 18-acre lake. Raleigh County Commission President David… Read More

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Clogged Bays: N.J. Extends Ocean City’s Dredging Season

NJ, United States

OCEAN CITY— For T.J. Heist, owner of the inflatable Totally Tubular Aqua Park, his first year in business last summer brought an unforeseen challenge: low tide paired with built-up silt in the bay meant water was sometimes too shallow for swimming. He’d be forced close shop for a few hours. Last week, workers finished clearing… Read More

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Mayfield Bill Would Revamp How State Beach Renourishment Funding is Decided

FL, United States

Pipe is being positioned on Indian River County beaches just south of Sebastian Inlet to carry sand dredged from the inlet’s sand trap for the Sebastian Inlet District’s ongoing dredging and beach renourishment project. (Photo: SEBASTIAN INLET DISTRICT PHOTO) Florida Sen. Debbie Mayfield has introduced a bill that would overhaul how state funding for beach… Read More

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Norfolk Dredging Company Begins Work in Canaveral Harbor

FL, United States

The Canaveral Harbor Federal Sand Bypass Project (Phase V) began on December 6, 2018. Touted as the largest sand bypass project in Port Canaveral in more than 20 years, work will entail removal of approximately 1.34 million cubic yards of sand and placement onto 3.5 miles of beach. Locally sponsored by the Canaveral Port Authority,… Read More

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As Beach Renourishment Wraps Up, Jax Leaders Look To Address Sea Level Rise

FL, United States

Left to right, with Mayor Lenny Curry front and center: Bill Gulliford, Ellen Glasser, Rory Diamond, Elaine Brown and Charlie Latham. Brendan Rivers / WJCT News Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Wednesday he’s putting together a committee on sea-level rise, shortly after he announced the renourishment project to repair Jacksonville-area beaches damaged by recent hurricanes… Read More

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Incoming Storms Likely to Delay Repairs to Ocean Beach Pier; May Bring More Damage

CA, United States

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Repairs to the Ocean Beach Pier could be delayed and more damage to the pier could occur as three storms prepare to move through San Diego this weekend. Crews are still assessing the damages to the pier, according to Alec Phillipp, with the City of San Diego. Crews were also still… Read More

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WEDA’s Gulf Coast Chapter Meets in New Orleans for Annual Conference

LA, United States

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) was back in the Big Easy for its annual conference, held from November 13 to 15, 2018, at the ACE Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2018 conference, which rotates each year between New Orleans, Mobile, Alabama, and Galveston, Texas, drew 163 attendees. Presentations ranged… Read More

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Gov. DeSantis Pitches $91.3 Billion Spending Plan

FL, United States

Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) – In what would be the largest budget in state history, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday released a proposed $91.3 billion spending plan that would increase school funding, pump money into water-quality projects and trim taxes. DeSantis’ proposal is a starting point for lawmakers, who… Read More

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