Project Updates & Industry Developments
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Pawleys Island: Town Still Moving Forward With Projects

SC, United States

There are protests outside Town Hall. A lawsuit has stymied plans for future beach renourishment. The long-time town clerk has resigned.Yet officials on Pawleys Island are moving forward on a list...

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$22 Million Being Invested in Helping Rivers and Streams

WA, United States

The Department of Ecology announced up to $22 million will be distributed to 21 high priority projects located in 16 watersheds across the state.Among these will be $148,500 designated for the...

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Wind Turbines Taller Than the State’s Tallest Building Make Energy off Virginia Beach Coast

VA, United States

Dominion Energy’s two massive wind turbines loom large off of Virginia Beach’s coast. You can’t see them from the Oceanfront, but at more than 600 feet tall, they would eclipse the state’s tallest...

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Construction continues at Travis Bryan Midtown Park, city begins removing arsenic sediment

TX, United States

Work on the Municipal Lake is expected to go well into next year.BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Work continues behind the scenes for Bryan’s $100 million Travis Bryan Midtown Park. Excavation has started as...

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POA revises project again to dredge offshore sand

SC, United States

Property owners at the southern end of Litchfield Beach will return to the sea in search of sand for a renourishment project, abandoning plans to haul inland sand by truck.State and federal agencies...

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$60 million cable reburial project underway

RI, United States

Two water-based projects are currently underway on the island: dredging in Old Harbor and the sea2shore cable reburial project at Fred Benson Town Beach. First Warden Ken Lacoste...

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More Dredging Needed at Gould Island

RI, United States

By Andy LongThe Navy plans to do a second round of dredging at a 1.2-acre site off the north end of Gould Island after a previous effort failed to sufficiently mitigate toxins in the sediment....

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Joyce, EPA announce Great Lakes grant; review Ashtabula River restoration

OH, United States

U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) on Oct. 7 joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in announcing a $694,000 federal Great Lakes restoration grant awarded to the Ohio...

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Sunset Beach Tries Again On Dredging Plan

NC, United States

Sunset Beach has resubmitted permit applications to state and federal agencies after finding a new proposed location to put the sand the town hopes to have pumped from surrounding waterways.The town...

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NCDOT Awards Contract for NC 12 Repairs

NC, United States

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Monday that the agency has awarded an emergency $1.7 million contract to repair damage to N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island during a weeklong...

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Scarcity of dredges could make rebuilding Louisiana's coast slower and more expensive

LA, United States

Just as Louisiana begins an ambitious slate of projects to rebuild its crumbling coastline, the essential ingredients — sea sand and river silt — will be harder to come by.That’s not...

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Decades-old dredging project resumes in East Chicago: Environmentalist says ‘we did not want this permit’

IL, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently resumed dredging at the Indiana Harbor and Shipping Canal in East Chicago. Ohio-based contractor Kokosing Construction Co. and Illinois-based O’Brien and...

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Success of erosion-control measure in Ponte Vedra Beach questioned

FL, United States

Success of manmade erosion-control for beaches questioned in Ponte Vedra BeachThe nor'easter that tore through St. Johns County on Sept. 20 produced more than just high winds and flash-flooding...

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Sea oat ‘spikelets’ head north for processing ahead of next nourishment project

FL, United States

EMERALD ISLE — Crews from Florida-based company EarthBalance harvested enough beach vegetation cuttings last week in Emerald Isle to grow 300,000 plants that will be planted on dunes created...

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Anacostia River to undergo partial toxics cleanup

WA, United States

11 spots with highest PCB levels to get early action in $35.5 million project The Anacostia River, once dubbed the “forgotten river” because of centuries of abuse and neglect, is forgotten...