EBC Annual Ocean Resource Management Conference: Update on Dredging In New England - Disposal and Beneficial Reuse

Presented By Environmental Business Council


Foley Hoag LLP

Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2600

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June 26, 2014 7:30AM–12:00PM


Dredging is an important component of maintaining New England's waterways. Management of dredged material can be a complex challenge from the perspective of making disposal decisions that make good engineering and economic sense while maintaining environmental responsibility.

Historically disposal of dredged material has occurred primarily at aquatic disposal sites or land-based disposal facilities. However, dredged material can have beneficial uses such as beach nourishment, salt marsh restoration, dune restoration, or use as capping material for contaminated sediments. Although obstacles to beneficial reuse may exist, such as those associated with scheduling, transportation and technology, the imminent threats associated with shoreline erosion and future sea level rite, make a convincing argument to promote use dredged sediments for beneficial uses wherever possible.

This EBC Ocean and Coastal Management program will discuss the current approaches for beneficial use and/or placement options for dredged material, in addition to updating attendees on the status of dredging and dredged material management in New England.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Panel Moderator

  • Don Boye, Senior Project Manager, Apex Companies


  • Ken Chin, Wetlands and Waterways Program, MassDEP 
  • Thomas Fredette, Ph.D., Research Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - New England District 
  • Dan Goulet, Dredging Coordinator, RI Coastal Resources Management Council 
  • Erin Healy, Associate, Anchor QEA 
  • Steven Wolf, Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - New England District

Program Chair

  • Stephanie Wilson, Senior Scientist, ESS Group, Inc.

Draft Agenda

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:00am 
  • Program: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Fees

  • EBC members: $120* 
  • Non-Members: $165* 
  • Government/Municipal & Non-Profit Rate: $50

*After June 24 and at the door, add $20.

Cancellations must be received by 5pm on June 24 for a refund.
No-shows will be charged.

Subsidized Rates: Subsidized registrations are not accepted at the door. Only 5 registrations available at each rate.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
 For attendees who are currently unemployed, NOT self-employed.

Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
 For EBC Members only. Attendees who have worked in their field for less than 5 years.

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