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Dredging & Marine Construction
DREDGING • Habitat benefts for benthic and endangered sea from the adjacent Biloxi Harbor federal navigation project.
turtles and Monk seals. Highpoints: • Expands recreational access. • The project’s gradual approach is highlighted because it allows for natural 3. Public Beach Protection Pilot in Four Illinois Coastal Communities consolidation and prevents the need to construct
Location: Lake Michigan, IL large containment structures.
Summary: This project fosters collaboration among • Extensive plant and wildlife benefts for the several communities (including a disadvantaged com- slash pine maritime forest, relic dune scrub, munity) to place about 70,000 cubic yards of dredged migratory bird, great blue heron rookery, and material from the Waukegan Harbor federal channels at a number of endangered species habitats in six sites in order to protect 30 miles of shoreline and addition to nesting sea turtles, ospreys and bald eagles.
provide improved recreation access. • Possible coastal storm risk management, life
Highpoints: safety, and community benefts with increased • Local government teamwork. recreational opportunities.
• Avoids trucking in quarried sand. • Leverages CAP 204 inter-related project funding.
• Protects sand dunes & builds habitat for endangered species, including the red knot 5. Benefcial Use Placement Opportunities in New Jersey Using & piping plover. Navigation Channel Sediments
Location: Barnegat Inlet, NJ 4. Deer Island Lagoon Project Summary: Dredged material from Federal and State
Location: Biloxi, MS navigation channels would be placed on portions of the
Summary: This innovative adaptive management solu- Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet Shore Protection Proj- tion would incrementally fll Deer Island Lagoon to create ect, a project where offshore sand sources are used and 100 acres of tidal marsh using fne-grained dredged material are becoming increasingly scarce.
River Raisin Dredging, Monroe, Michigan
Haleiwa Small Boat