Category Archives: Dredge Reports

Google Earth before/after 2014-2016

I recently discovered that Google Earth imagery was updated with January 2016 imagery of the Marsh Restoration by Small Dredge  Technology area. It revealed answers to many things we have been questioning, such as where the water flow through the … Continue reading

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February 29, 2016 – NFWF Project Update

Dredge and Rainey Report NFWF Dredge Project Update February 29, 2016 Introduction For the last 5 years, Audubon has owned and been operating a mini-dredge, the “John James” on its sanctuary property to build marsh and to explore the cost … Continue reading

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Timeline of work for Amphibex at the Paul J Rainey Sanctuary

For the last 5 years, Audubon has owned and been operating a mini-dredge, the “John James” on its sanctuary property to build marsh.  Through a NFWF grant, we have recently been presented with a unique opportunity to demonstrate the use … Continue reading

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November 4, 2015 – NFWF Marsh Restoration by small dredge Amphibex video

The link below is to a YouTube video of the small dredge, Amphibex 400, owned by Bertucci Corp, working to restore marsh by dredging the accumulated fill in the adjacent dead end canal. It has created 14 acres of marsh-ready … Continue reading

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September 25, 2015 – Site Prep for new Project

Dredge and Rainey Report New Dredge Project Site Preparation September 25, 2015 Summary: We are fortunate to have received a NFWF grant to demonstrate another small dredge, the Amphibex 400, with greater pumping capacity than our mini-dredge at the Sanctuary … Continue reading

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July 24, 2015 – Green Heron Surveys and Dredge Site Visit

Dredge and Rainey Report Green Heron Survey and Dredge Site Visit July 24, 2015 The small dredge has been idle since August 2013 after completing the project. After being exposed to the elements for 5 years, the dredge needs critical … Continue reading

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June 25, 2015 – Dredge Site Vegetation Update

Dredge and Rainey Report Dredge Site Vegetation Update June 25, 2015 The small dredge has been idle since August 2013. We stopped dredging after filling Cell 3 and completing an acre so that the LSU graduate could conduct monitoring research … Continue reading

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May 8, 2015 – Green Heron Nest Surveys

Dredge and Rainey Report Green Heron Nest Survey May 8, 2015 The small dredge has been idle since the project was completed in August 2013. After being exposed to the elements for 5 years, the dredge needed critical maintenance. On … Continue reading

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April 10, 2015 – Spring!

Dredge and Rainey Report Spring! April 30, 2015 I’ve been running a bit behind with all of the spring activities, so wanted to post something quick for my followers: Purple Martins New Fawns Dredge Piping Plovers Green Herons And other … Continue reading

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March 6, 2015 – Dredge Preparations

Dredge and Rainey Report Dredge Preparations March 6, 2015 Summary of accomplishments: Dredge maintenance; main battery dead and will have to be replaced Mini-containment in the yard Cut trail for new project Impediments: Freezing weather; low, low water; dead battery … Continue reading

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