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New Permit for Dredging Eases Burden of Eelgrass Protection, Newport Says

Posted on January 19, 2016

By Hannah Fry, Daily Pilot

Newport Harbor dock owners who for years have refrained from dredging sediment because of the cost of preserving eelgrass could soon see less mud under their boats.

In December, Newport Beach received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers and the California Coastal Commission for a program that allows small-scale maintenance dredging under and adjacent to private, public and commercial docks and piers in Newport Harbor. It also allows regulated effects on eelgrass.


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