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VA - Siemens Gamesa, Dominion Energy Advance Plans for 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Project

All items are anticipated to be successfully closed by Q1 2023. Installation of the mammoth project in waters off the coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia is expected to begin in 2024.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NY - Army Corps' Fire Island To Montauk Point Project Kicks Off

Leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District gathered at the Fire Island Lighthouse on Dec. 17 for an official ceremony kicking off construction on the $1.7 billion Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) coastal-storm risk-management project, which has been in the works for several decades.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Move Ocracoke ferry terminal, recommends subcommittee

The subcommittee of the NC 12 Task Force spent its Dec. 8 meeting focused on Ocracoke Island.

Mid-Atlantic
Local

VA - Gov. Northam announces historic $1 billion funding to restore, conserve Chesapeake Bay

CHARLES CITY, Va. — During his "Thank You, Virginia" tour, Gov. Ralph Northam announced earlier this week that his two-year budget proposal will provide historic funding for the Chesapeake Bay, clean water infrastructure and conserving the Commonwealth’s natural resources.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Oak Island leaders fight for the future of their beaches in town council meeting

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Oak Island’s engineer presented future beach renourishment plans Thursday, as well as the bones of a master plan to preserve the town’s coastline.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

VA - COMMENTARY Virginia’s flood woes: It’s time for some consistency

For those of us working on the threats that sea level rise and intense rainfall flooding pose to Virginia, December has been a confusing time so far.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Military Bases Use Living Shorelines to Boost Climate Resiliency

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Military facilities in North Carolina are partnering with local coastal communities on natural infrastructure projects to buffer coastlines from extreme weather damage.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - State earmarks $2M in budget for Sugarloaf Island stabilization project to protect against erosion

MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. General Assembly earmarked $2 million in the recently adopted state budget for a shoreline stabilization project on Sugarloaf Island designed to protect the island from the damaging environmental effects of shoreline erosion.

Mid-Atlantic
Local

NC - Oak Island gains up to $20 million in beach renourishment funds

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Oak Island Town Council Members unanimously accepted access to over $20 million in beach renourishment funds Wednesday.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

VA - On Coastal Virginia’s Barrier Islands: Blue Carbon Credits By The Books

Undoing the injuries of man and nature to planet Earth require equal parts science, government buy-in, and money. Hence the appeal of carbon credits for environmental programs, which, as a rule, find themselves pitching hard for a place at the budget table.

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Engineering

NC - Left hanging by North Topsail, Surf City regroups on beach renourishment efforts

SURF CITY — The Town of Surf City has waited forever — literally — to renourish its beaches. Now, it will have to wait a little longer after North Topsail Beach pulled out of a joint federal project that would provide partial funds.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

MD - City Approves Funding For ‘Constructed Wetlands’ Along The Middle Branch

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore approved funding for the installation of “constructed wetlands” along the Middle Branch, restoring the shoreline of parts of the Patapsco River and protecting South Baltimore neighborhoods from flooding, Mayor Brandon Scott said Friday.

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Fisheries

VA - Warm temperatures move more shrimp into Chesapeake waters

Large white shrimp — the kind that might star in a white-wine scampi — have been riding warmer waters into the Chesapeake Bay in growing numbers. Their increased presence could be the first culinary boon of climate change in the region (invasive blue catfish notwithstanding).

Mid-Atlantic
Science

VA - Ancient blue crab fossil, possibly up to 2 million years old, is found on public land on Eastern Shore’s Assateague Island

SALISBURY — The National Parks Service has confirmed the discovery of an ancient crab fossil found along the shores of Assateague Island National Seashore.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

VA - 'We can adapt': Virginia releases coastal master plan

Gov. Northam calls roadmap a ‘milestone’ for how state will deal with sea level rise linked to climate change

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Dare awards $26M bid for Avon, Buxton nourishment

The Dare County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to award a $25.87 million bid to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. for the 2022 Avon and Buxton beach nourishment projects.

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

NC - Feds approve sand pumping for northern Outer Banks town beach nourishment in 2022

Another piece of the complex beach nourishment puzzle has been put in place, as federal regulators have granted approval to four northern Outer Banks towns to have sand from offshore pumped onto their beaches starting next spring.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

NC - Audubon, Currituck Sound Coalition announce conservation plan for Currituck marshes

Audubon North Carolina and the Currituck Sound Coalition announced the release of a landmark Marsh Conservation Plan that identifies the complex web of threats facing Currituck Sound and offers a blueprint of how best to protect and restore this invaluable coastal ecosystem for wildlife and people.

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

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

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

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

NC - Audubon, Currituck Sound Coalition announce conservation plan for Currituck marshes

Audubon North Carolina and the Currituck Sound Coalition announced the release of a landmark Marsh Conservation Plan that identifies the complex web of threats facing Currituck Sound and offers a blueprint of how best to protect and restore this invaluable coastal ecosystem for wildlife and people.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

VA - Virginia Announces Completion of Largest Oyster Restoration Project in The Country

The State of Virginia has announced the completion of the largest oyster restoration project in the country, in Virginia’s Piankatank and the Great Wicomico rivers.

Mid-Atlantic
Justice

NY - NYC's partially halted anti-flood plan can move forward: appeals court

Construction on part of a massive $1.5 billion project to protect Manhattan from flooding that had been temporarily halted can now go forward, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NJ - Atlantic Power Transmission plans transmission project for New Jersey offshore wind

Atlantic Power Transmission (APT), a Blackstone portfolio company, submitted a bid to develop a clean power transmission solution in response to the 2021 New Jersey Offshore Wind SAA Transmission Solicitation initiated by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

Mid-Atlantic
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.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

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

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

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