Some of Louisiana’s best buffers against the storms that lash its coast annually are the little spits of land in the Gulf of Mexico — they slow down hurricanes and help throttle storm surges. But as sea level rise is eroding these coastal wetlands, new land buffers are being built up through dredging, in order to protect Gulf Coast residences and habitats. Unfortunately, those dredging efforts are falling woefully short. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk to shoreline expert Megan Milliken Biven to learn all about dredging in the Mississippi Delta.
Ninigret Salt Marsh in Charlestown, Rhode Island, serves as a nursery for fish, a feeding ground for wading birds and a nesting area for migratory species. The Ashdod port in Israel is one of the country’s two main cargo ports.
Click here to learn about two examples of how dredging is improving the environment and enhancing the natural infrastructure and local economy at these two locations.
...Boeing’s Plant 2 Sediment Remediation, Seattle, Washington and Medmerry Managed Realignment of Medmerry, United Kingdom
The World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), during the gala dinner of its triennial international conference in Miami, proudly presented four Environmental Excellence Awards in two categories, Environmental Dredging and Dredging for Coastal Reinforcement.
The First Prize for WODA’s Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Dredging was presented to the Project Team for Boeing's Plant 2 Sediment Remediation and Urban Waterway Restoration at the Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington, USA.