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  • First Steps on the Hard Road to Environmental Restoration

    Untitled Document BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 12, 2005 (ENS) - The total environmental impact of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina on August 29 is still unknown, but it is currently being evaluated ...

  • ARCADIS Wins Two Environmental Restoration Contracts in Louisiana

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, has been awarded two contracts to help restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. For both projects, ARCADIS US will focus on diverting valuable sediments and nutrients from the Mississippi River to start rebuilding the thousands of acres of land now being lost every year. The two projects together ...


    By Arcadis

  • Water restoration funding available

    Scotland's environment watchdog is encouraging organisations with a project they feel would benefit their local water environment, community and economy to apply for funding from Scotland's Water Environment Restoration Fund as soon as possible: over GBP1 million in project funding is available. The fund, which has contributed to work at both a local and national level, has provided over ...

  • The European Centre for River Restoration

    Guide Syndicate become a networking member of the ECRR. ECRR’s mission is to enhance and promote river restoration and sustainable river management throughout Europe, disseminating river restoration information and fostering the establishment of national river restoration networks in as many European countries as possible. It shares the same goals of many River Restoration national centres, but ...


  • Cache Water Restoration Project

    IEI has been awarded the contract to design and install a SCADA type system for the Cache Water Resoration Project in Logan Utah.  The system will include multiple sites that measure and report flow data, as well as, a few sites that will require the control of gates and valves.  We will be installing the Campbell Scientific micro control system with a 900 MHz radio as the telemetry ...

  • Rhode Island river restoration projects

    'The Rhode Island River Ecosystem Restoration project creates good local jobs removing dams and building the ladders that will restore important fish habitat and rebuild their populations,' said Lubchenco. 'This project is to bring back blueback herring, alewives, and American shad, which have been so important, both economically and ecologically, to coastal communities in the Northeast since ...

  • ERS Delivers Restorative Planting for Louisiana Coastal Restoration Projects

    Ecological Restoration Services, L.L.C., (ERS), a subsidiary of Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES), has successfully completed restorative planting projects along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. ERS won competitive bids from the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to grow, store, deliver and install native Louisiana vegetation species to enable and ensure coastal protection following ...

  • Obama victory charts new course in restoration of US environmental leadership

    “With the election of Barack Obama and Joe Biden should come the restoration of American environmental leadership.  For the first time in nearly a decade, we can look to the future with a sense of hope that the enormous environmental challenges we face will begin to be addressed and that our air, land, water, and wildlife − and the overall health of our planet − will not be sacrificed ...


    By Defenders of Wildlife

  • EPA Settlements Restore Wetlands Across Southeast $1.7M to be spent on restoration and penalties

    Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized discharges threaten water quality and damage habitats. As part of ...

  • Integral to present on new ecological modeling approach for prioritizing environmental restoration sites

    Dr. Peter Jensen of Integral Consulting Inc. will be presenting at the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) Mid-Atlantic chapter’s 2009 conference on March 13 in Ewing, New Jersey. Dr. Jensen will present a poster prepared with coauthors Damian Preziosi and John Sullivan of Integral, titled “Prioritization of Ecological Restoration Sites: Planning at the Landscape Scale Using Habitat Analysis ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Hurricane Sandy Restoration Contractors & Environmental Consultants Turn to Legends for their Insurance Needs

    One month ago, Hurricane Sandy left a path of death and destruction along the East Coast.  According to some estimates, close to $20 billion in property damages resulted from the devastating storm.   In response to the property damage, areas hard hit have been busy assessing the damage, cleaning out properties, and beginning to rebuild. Restoration contractors and environmental ...

  • ARCADIS Wins Multi-Million Dollar Federal Environmental Restoration Contract

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), a leading international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today announced it has been selected by the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE) to provide restoration services at Moody Air Force Base under its $3B Worldwide Environmental Remediation Indefinite Delivery Indefinite ...


    By Arcadis

  • Midwest Restoration Contractors & Environmental Consultants Turn to Legends for their Insurance Needs

    Recent heavy rains across the Midwest have left a path of flooded homes, offices and schools. Just last week, more than 150 gauges along rivers across the Midwest were in flood stage, including 37 at major flood stage. In Illinois alone, 44 counties have been declared as disaster areas.   Reports of property damage in some areas have been extensive. Some regions have already begun assessing ...

  • Groups Hail Progress On Gulf Restoration

    Gulf Coast restoration advocacy groups lauded the inclusion of the RESTORE Act in today's House-passed Surface Transportation Extension Act. Both the House and Senate have now passed versions of the RESTORE Act, which would dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines from BP and the other parties ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • FedEx and NFWF target urban restoration

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and FedEx have announced nine grant awards that will enable urban residents across the country to take action on local environmental challenges. The Five Star Restoration Program ...

  • Chesapeake Bay restoration accountability tool

    The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has launched ChesapeakeStat, a management and accountability tool. Esri and CBP developed the geographic information system (GIS)-enabled Web site that provides the public, decision makers, and restoration stakeholders with up-to-date information about the progress of government-funded restoration and conservation projects for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Built ...

  • EnSafe wins third Secretary of the Navy Environmental Restoration Award

    EnSafe Inc.’s contributions to the restoration of Naval Weapons Industrial Plant McGregor in Texas recently merited the Fiscal Year 2006 Secretary of the Navy Award for Environmental Restoration. This work also received the precursor Chief of Naval Operations Award for Environmental Restoration. The awards will be presented in June 2007 in Washington, D.C. EnSafe also received these same ...


    By EnSafe Inc.

  • Restoration Environmental Contractors announce 20th Anniversary of being GREEN LEED Contractors

    'Restoration Environmental Contractors REC Demolition are announcing our 20th Anniversary this year of being Green, now LEED qualified specialty contractors' states; Don Bremner President CEO, ' We have had great success, REC achieved 94.7% per cent LEED certification, at the Regent Park, the Toronto Revitalization environmental remediation and demolition project, by enforcing the three R's: ...

  • EPA and Arkansas Restore Fayetteville’s Streams

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $300,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission (ANRC) to reduce sediment and phosphorus—enhancing the ecology of the West Fork White River watershed. EPA’s grant will help the ANRC fund a nonpoint-source management project that will help restore an unstable tributary to Cato Springs, evaluate water intake dams, and ...

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