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March 2015
 
Spring is upon us in spite of the snow on the ground and NETCO enters a busy season for last minute coastal construction projects before summer.  In this month's newsletter, we discuss the proper preparation of coastal banks and dunes for stabilization with vegetative planting. Due to the cold spring, beach grass planting can extend into May this year. This month's Beach Notes include an article about FEMA funding changes and information about some important studies of Narragansett Bay.

As always, we welcome your comments and questions!
Coastal Banks
 

There are four steps to re-nourish and re-vegetate a coastal bank and/or dune. The first, of course, is to stabilize and protect the toe of the coastal bank by installing either hard or soft engineering solutions to reduce the potential for erosion by storm wave and surf. Without this first step of stabilizing the toe, stabilizing the face of the dune or coastal bank is a more difficult challenge... Read More 

Beach Notes
To address sand erosion along Cortez Beach, a $4.41 million project to replace three groins is expected to begin mid-March... Read More 
The Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council announced Feb. 19 that it will award a total of $814,042 in funds to six projects studying various aspects of Narragansett Bay, according to a press release on the council's website. Two of the six projects involve University researchers... Read More 
Responding to the "new normal" of rising sea levels and devastating coastal storms, federal authorities are re-assessing policies for preparedness, resilience, and floodplain management. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are the most common and costly - and most predictable - hazard affecting communities... Read More 
Responding to the "new normal" of rising sea levels and devastating coastal storms, federal authorities are re-assessing policies for preparedness, resilience, and floodplain management. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), floods are the most common and costly - and most predictable - hazard affecting communities... Read More 
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  • Coir log and coir envelope construction
  • Coastal bank, shoreline and dune stabilization
  • Inland waterway erosion control
  • Construction site erosion control
  • Sand drift fencing
  • Beach nourishment
  • Vegetated buffers and coastal bank vegetation
  • Rock gabion construction (wire & HDPE gabions)
  • Boardwalks, dune crossovers, walkway construction
  • Wetland/salt marsh restoration
  • Infrastructure protection



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Lexington, MA 02421

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Regards,

 

David C. Lager

dlager@netcomanage.com