Category Archives: Marsh Restoration

October 2016 – One year update for the NFWF Marsh Restoration site.

   

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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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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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July 25, 2014 – Staff visit to Rainey

Dredge and Rainey Report Audubon Staff Visit to Rainey July 25, 2014 By Karen Westphal To keep our staff focused on Louisiana issues by maintaining a connection with the landscape, a small seaplane flew our newest staff and our Washington … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 – 1 Acre Complete – Update

Dredge and Rainey Report 1 Acre Complete – Dredge Update August 15, 2013   Dredging Statistics: Total time pumped directly into: Cell 5 (0.307 acres) = 72.8 hours Cell 4 (0.352 acres) = 72.2 hours Cell 3 (0.366 acres) = … Continue reading

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July 31, 2013 – July Update

Dredge and Rainey Report July 2013 Update July 31, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: No dredging Cell 3 averages marsh level or above Worked in the guesthouse – finished plumbing and kitchenette cabinet constructed Green Heron banding Impediments: hot temperatures Summary: … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 – C3 full and AC in Guesthouse

Dredge and Rainey Report Cell 3 full and AC in the Guesthouse July 11, 2013 Summary of accomplishments: Cell 3 is at marsh level or above Total pump time this week = 4:10 hours Total time pumped directly into Cell … Continue reading

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