For municipalities, dredging activities are used to maintain and ensure safe usage of our waterways for vessels. Coastal landowners often dredge to improve boat access to a private dock or bulkhead. The removal of mud and decomposed organic material from waterways can increase suitable shellfish habitat and promote improved water quality. When dredge areas are carefully selected and the project incorporates a robust shellfish seeding program, the end result can be a substantial net environmental benefit.
CIE works with municipalities and landowners to develop successful dredging strategies that eliminate impacts to our aquatic resources and wildlife. We will guide you through the very complex and lengthy permitting process and ensure that the project is a success. We also work with dredging contractors to conduct pre/post-dredge surveys utilizing our drone survey technology.