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Engineering

NC - Bids are in for Avon-Buxton beach nourishment projects

Dare County has received bids for the Avon and Buxton beach nourishment projects from Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co., Manson Construction and Weeks Marine.

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Property

VA - Why some lawmakers are pushing for a Virginia flood board

Increased flooding and an influx of carbon market dollars driving legislative push

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Beach towns get chunks of renourishment money and other line items in state budget

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — For the beach towns in New Hanover County, the most significant expenditures in the state budget relate to beach renourishment. The compromise budget, signed by Gov. Roy Cooper last week, followed months of negotiations between his office and the General Assembly and was the last one passed this year in the country.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

VA - Microplastic pollution in Virginia coastal system becomes increasing concern for local researchers

Microplastics have become a pressing issue for those trying to protect the Chesapeake Bay and other Virginia waterway systems from pollution

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Engineering

NC - Oak Island to receive $20M in one-time state funds for beach nourishment

This funding is provided as a special one-time designation, as part of the 2021-2022 NC State Budget, and will become effective immediately upon signing by Gov. Cooper.

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Energy

NY - Biden administration approves first offshore wind farm to supply power to New York

The approval of 12 turbines east of Long Island moves the Biden administration closer to its clean energy goals. But it still faces strong head winds before achieving them.

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Local

NJ - Toms River to pay contractor $212K to take down Surf Club wreckage

A Totowa contractor has received a $212,800 contract from Toms River to demolish the remaining structures at the site of Joey Harrison's Surf Club, as the township moves closer to acquiring the Ortley Beach property.

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Property

NY - Coney Islanders Push State to Relocate Ferry Landing Project, Citing Toxic Dredging

A cadre of Coney Island activists diligently monitoring the dredging of Coney Island Creek are calling on the state to end work on the peninsula’s coming ferry landing after new video shows toxic materials being dumped into the waterway.

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Waterways

VA - Abandoned boats are a growing concern, Virginia officials say. A Virginia Beach man is taking on the issue in local waters

Provost, a retired Navy officer decided he would. He’d recently launched a training and services company called Virginia Maritime Solutions.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - In need of jobs, northeastern North Carolina sees promise in offshore wind (Bonus offshore wind news compilation)

With two offshore wind farms underway off the Outer Banks and a major blade facility announced just across the state border, regional leaders hope jobs and economic impact will reach inland to largely poor and Black counties.

Mid-Atlantic
Local

NC - Carteret County moves forward with effort to secure new shore protection office manager

EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County Beach Commission Chairperson Jim Normile said Tuesday the county and panel are making progress in finding a replacement for County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph, whose last day on the job was Friday.

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Tourism

NC - Cape Hatteras National Seashore breaks long-standing annual visitation record

Strong October visitation helped Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) break a long-standing annual visitation record. With two months left in the year, 2021 has already become the Seashore’s busiest year ever, surpassing the previous record set in 2002.

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Justice

NY - Lawsuit: East Side resiliency project ‘a profound act of discrimination’

A new lawsuit in the fight over East River Park charges that Mayor de Blasio and his administration are not promoting equity but — just the opposite — massive discrimination via the contract awarded for the park’s embattled coastal-resiliency project.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

MD - Chesapeake warming faster than ocean surface, study shows

The Chesapeake Bay summer water temperatures are increasing by nearly a half-degree Fahrenheit per decade and rising nearly twice as fast as global surface ocean water temperatures, according to a recent study.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - NC Coastal Resources Commission seeks input on proposed beach management plan rules

ATLANTIC BEACH — Coastal towns in North Carolina may soon need to create beach management plans, but towns on Bogue Banks are one step ahead.

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Energy

NC - Duke to study offshore wind energy’s effects on marine life

The United States Department of Energy has awarded Duke University a $7.5 million grant to research the impact that offshore wind development can have on wildlife and marine life.

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Energy

VA - Companies from Belgium and Italy win $1.1bn of work on US' largest wind farm (Bonus wind power news compilation included)

A consortium of Belgian dredging firm Deme and Italy’s Prysmian have won a $1.1bn contract to build the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, the US’ largest wind farm.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

VA - Virginia Beach surf park project faces more delays as construction costs rise

VIRGINIA BEACH — Building an entertainment venue on the old dome site at the Oceanfront will cost more than originally planned, and the developers of the surf park that would complement it need more time to obtain financing, according to city staff.

Mid-Atlantic
Local

NC - Oak Island council OKs beach funding

Oak Island Town Council agreed Tuesday to changes in its contracts for ongoing beach renourishment. Council also agreed to continue negotiations with a company to replace the skateboard park destroyed by Hurricane Isaias in August 2020.

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

NC - With $2 million spent yearly clearing NC 12, could new infrastructure bill provide long-term fix?

OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) — On Friday, the North Carolina Department of Transportation set up barriers closing down N.C. 12 from the Basnight Bridge to Rodanthe.

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Engineering

SC - City of Charleston leaders, Army Corps of Engineers discussing importance of finalizing sea wall project

The Charleston Peninsula Coastal Flood Risk Management Study is a federal feasibility study that investigates coastal storm impacts on the Charleston peninsula. In partnership with the City of Charleston and its stakeholders, the study explores effective, economically-viable and environmentally-sound solutions to reduce risks to human health, public safety, emergency access and the economic viability of the Charleston peninsula, while enhancing overall coastal resiliency.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

DE - Letter: Why won't Delaware step up for bayfront communities?

In 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did a study to pump sand dredged from the shipping channel onto seven bayshore beaches to protect them from storms — rather than dumping the sand out in the lower bay.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

MD - Maryland releases info on 2022 offshore wind grant programs

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) announced the return of its two offshore wind grant programs for Fiscal Year 2022 — the Maryland Offshore Wind Capital Expenditure Grant Program and the Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Grant Program.

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