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Fall 2015--DEC Upated on Spring Creek Restoration Project

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Update on the Spring Creek Restoration Project in Jamaica Bay

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Fall 2015--DEC Upated on Spring Creek Restoration Project

  1. 1. 1 Spring Creek South Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Update Presentation to Jamaica Bay Task Force State of the Bay Meeting Venetia Lannon R2 Regional Director October 29, 2015
  2. 2. 2 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Federal Funds: 75% Local Funds: 25% Goal: Reduce future disaster damages
  3. 3. 3 Project Area: National Park Service Gateway National Recreation Area Jamaica Bay Unit – Spring Creek
  4. 4. 4 Project Area: Spring Creek
  5. 5. 5 Project Goals • Natural/nature-based features to manage coastal storm risk • Improve sustainability and resilience of area • Integrated approach to provide storm protection and ecosystem restoration benefits • Consistent with NPS management goals
  6. 6. 6 HMGP Award: Two Phases Phases • I: Engineering & Design Total: $3.3M (Share: $2.5M + $0.8M) • II: Construction Total: $65.8M (Share: $49.3M + $16.5M) Schedule: 18-month build
  7. 7. 7 Phase 1 Status Progress • Agreements between USACE and NYSDEC executed and sampling permits obtained • Scope of Work and contract awarded to Consultant Team Princeton Hydro Parsons Brinckerhoff HDR • Field work for Baseline Conditions and Concept Design development over the next 2-3 months
  8. 8. 8 Baseline Data Collection October- November Wetland Delineation Bathymetry
  9. 9. 9 Baseline Data Collection: Geotechnical Investigation - Soil Borings November-December  Delivery of ATV Rig and Water Truck to remain on- site  Work Hours: 7AM-3PM +/-  One Pick-up Truck on 165th Street (at 7AM and 3PM)  Duration: 2-3 weeks from start
  10. 10. 10 Baseline Data Collection: Contaminant Characterization - Soil Sampling November-December  Delivery of Geoprobe and brush hog on-site  Operational hours and traffic same as Geotech  Duration: 5-6 weeks from start
  11. 11. 11 Baseline Data Collection: October-December Biological surveys Aerial surveys Tide gauges and current meters
  12. 12. 12 Previous USACE Ecosystem Restoration Conceptual Design Concept Plan Development
  13. 13. 13 Conceptual Designs
  14. 14. 14 Concept Designs Evaluated Coastal Storm Modeling Cost Estimates  Concept Plan Selected  Designs  National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessment
  15. 15. 15 Detailed Designs and Cost Estimates and NEPA Compliance  Cost Benefit Analysis  Detailed designs  Detailed cost estimates  Plans and specifications  Updated NEPA Environmental Assessment and Compliance
  16. 16. 16 Complementary Projects: USACE Rockaway Reformulation Study
  17. 17. 17 Complementary Projects: Spring Creek North and New York Rising Spring Creek North (USACE/NYC Parks Restoration Project) NY Rising Priority Projects
  18. 18. 18 Community and Partner Input  Adjacent landowner requirements  Partner agencies considerations  Complementary projects  Public access & amenities  Community Involvement:  Information sessions  Draft Environmental Assessment Review/Comment  Potential outreach portals (webpage, library, press, signage, info sheets, email updates)
  19. 19. 19 FEMA Approval of Phase 1 Advancement to Phase 2  Final plans and specifications for construction  Construction
  20. 20. 20
  21. 21. 21 Thank You Lisa Baron Project Manager, USACE Lisa.a.baron@usace.army.mil 917-790-8306 Joanna Field Marine Resources Biologist Region 2, LIC joanna.field@dec.ny.gov 718-482-4057 Connect with us: Facebook: www.facebook.com/NYSDEC Twitter: twitter.com/NYSDEC Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/nysdec

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