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restoration marsh dredging "army corps of engineers"
The New York District of the Army Corps of Engineers is working with The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service, other Federal, State, local agencies and environmental organizations to implement marsh island restoration in Jamaica Bay, New York.
Restoration activities at Elders Point East Marsh Island in 2006-2007 involved placement of sand and planting native vegetation to restore a 48-acre marsh site. Elders Point East was constructed for mitigation purposes to offset environmental impacts of the New York & New Jersey Harbor Deepening Project. Agencies continue to monitor Elders Point East and incorporate lessons learned for designing marsh restoration at two other islands: Elders Point West and Yellow Bar Hassock. Restoration of Elders Point West and Yellow Bar Hassock are planned as Section 207 Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Projects. See fact sheet for additional information.
For more information on Elders Point East, Elders Point West and Yellow Bar Hassock email the Project Manager.