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Army Corps invites comment on Delaware shellfish aquaculture program

PHILADELPHIA (January 22, 2015) – The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District today posted a proposal that would govern aquaculture in the Delaware Inland Bays and invited the public to comment. The proposal would govern regulation of shellfish aquaculture in a region that includes Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay, Little Assawoman Bay and Delaware’s portion of the Big Assawoman Bay. [Read More]
Published: Jan-23-15

Philly District earns Emergency Management accreditation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District earned full accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). The distinction is the result of a comprehensive evaluation of District emergency management programs and activities including planning; resource management; training; exercises, evaluations, and corrective actions; and communications and warning. [Read More]
Published: Jan-16-15

Army Corps posts final Environmental Assessment for proposed land swap

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District posted the final Environmental Assessment for the proposed land exchange of properties at Artificial Island, Salem County, N.J. for properties in Oldmans Township, Salem County and Logan Township, Gloucester County, N.J. as part of the development of a confined disposal facility [Read More]
Published: Jan-15-15

Army Corps, state announce change to beachfill schedule for Strathmere

PHILADELPHIA (JAN 15, 2015) – Reconstruction of the beach on Ludlum Island this spring will begin at the northernmost end of Strathmere after all, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced today. [Read More]
Published: Jan-15-15

Army Corps awards contract to complete construction of Long Beach Island dune project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a contract Dec. 5 to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for $128 million to complete the initial construction of the Long Beach Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project in New Jersey. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. [Read More]
Published: Dec-09-14

Army Corps awards contract for Southern Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle beachfill

PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2014) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $57.6-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for a coastal and storm damage reduction project extending from the southern end of Ocean City to Strathmere and Sea Isle. The project, which entails the construction of a dune and a berm, or beach, in front of each community, is a joint effort of the Army Corps’ Philadelphia District and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. [Read More]
Published: Nov-12-14

Feds, state fund Model Mitigation Project for Passaic Valley Sewerage Authority

In October of 2012, storm surges caused by Hurricane Sandy rose from the waters of Newark Bay and engulfed the 152-acre Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s wastewater treatment facility. [Read More]
Published: Oct-27-14

Army Corps continues progress on Hurricane Sandy recovery

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to make steady progress on its projects authorized and [Read More]
Published: Oct-24-14

Biden, congressional members tour Delaware River Deepening Project

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 16, 2014) – Vice President Joe Biden visited Penn's Landing to tour ongoing Delaware River Main Channel Deepening operations and discuss the importance of dredging and maritime commerce to the economy. Biden was joined by Sen. Bob Casey and Reps. Bob Brady and Chaka Fattah from Pennsylvania, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Michael Bliss, state and local officials and port and industry representatives. [Read More]
Published: Oct-17-14

Army Corps cancels end of season water releases at the Francis E. Walter Dam

The U.S. Army Corps Engineers' Philadelphia District has announced there is not enough water storage at the Francis E. Walter Dam reservoir to hold end-of-season water releases Oct. 10-13. [Read More]
Published: Oct-08-14
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