WASHINGTON, DC —The Louis Berger Group is pleased to announce the completion of the Lincoln Park Tidal Marsh Restoration project for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with strong participation and support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and local agencies in Hudson County, NJ, restored 42 acres of wetland, stream and salt marsh habitat to the Hackensack River in northeast New Jersey, providing new habitats for several species of birds and fish and providing coastline support against climate change. The tidal marsh, which was originally designed to offset damage from a 1990 oil spill in the Arthur Kill channel, has been incorporated into the 270-acre Lincoln Park in Jersey City and includes walking trails and recreational space.  As such, it is an excellent example of a waterfront brownfields redevelopment and beneficial public-use project, as well as being a natural resource restoration project.

The project is an integral piece of a larger ecological recovery effort in the greater New York and New Jersey harbor estuary. LBG conducted the entire design package, including environmental sampling and data evaluation, geotechnical investigations for the proposed walkway and bridge, acquisition of all necessary permits, development of draft and final design plans and specifications, cost estimates, bid packages, a site specific health and safety plan and full construction oversight.

The project team received a 2010 Project Merit Award from the Environmental Business Journal for innovative tidal reconstruction work. LBG will continue to perform post-construction monitoring and adaptive management until August of 2013.

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