February 2016
This month I'm writing our newsletter from Australia where I've come to visit the ELCOROCK factory to learn more about this new erosion control product. As mentioned in a previous NETCO newsletter, we are using ELCOROCK on a coastal stabilization project at White Cliffs in Plymouth, MA.

I look forward to telling you more about my experiences at ELCOROCK next month!

Dave Lager
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Beach Notes
A complicated project to rebuild the eroding Squibnocket shoreline will head to the Martha's Vineyard Commission for review. In the works for more than a year, the project involves an unusual collaboration by the town and the Squibnocket Farm homeowners association to restore the oceanfront by building a new road and man-made dune, relocating a parking lot and removing an old stone revetment... Read More 
Governor Jack Markell, D-Delaware, took an aerial tour of the coastline Sunday along with Senator Tom Carper, D-Delaware, Congressman John Carney, D-Delaware, and several state elected and cabinet officials. What they saw were beaches wiped out and heavily flooded areas such as Prime Hook Road. But, Markell said the damage could have been a lot worse had it not been for the investment in ongoing beach restoration projects... Read More 
The blizzard of 2016 was the most powerful storm to sock New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy destroyed swaths of the shoreline and knocked out power to tens of thousands for weeks on end. And like Sandy, this storm also caused floods and knocked out power, but the strength of the storm was exponentially less, though flooding along Jersey's southern shores was worse. What the blizzard did - most experts, activists and officials agreed - was highlight the effectiveness of resiliency projects built since Superstorm Sandy - and draw attention to where weaknesses still exist... Read More 
Gov. Nikki Haley's proposed budget includes $40 million for beach nourishment in recognition of the importance of South Carolina's beaches to our tourism economy. Many will oppose this, while a certain constituency cannot wait for more sand to be placed on such beaches as Edisto, Hunting Island and Pawleys Island... 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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David C. Lager