[Coral-List] Announcement for Best Management Practices (BMPs) for construction, dredge and fill and other activities adjacent to coral reefs.

Walczak, Joanna Joanna.Walczak at dep.state.fl.us
Thu Feb 21 15:14:13 EST 2008

The Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) Maritime Industry and
Coastal Construction Impacts (MICCI) Team is proud to announce the completion
of the MICCI Local Action Strategy Project 6: Best Management Practices
(BMPs) for construction, dredge and fill and other activities adjacent to
coral reefs. 

The goal of this project was to develop a document of the best management
practices or methods, for constructing, managing, and monitoring coastal
construction projects that impact, or could impact coral reefs.  Examples of
potentially damaging coastal construction projects are dredging, beach
renourishment, blasting, or the installation of pipes and cables.  The
document is meant to serve as a guide for coastal construction engineers and
firms, environmental managers, planners, regulators and resource users in the
coastal construction industry.  It is hoped that by creating a "Best
Management Practices" guidelines document, impacts to coral reefs will be
reduced or eliminated. 


The final BMPs document and Workshop Proceedings are now available online at:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. 

For more information on SEFCRI see:

Thank you,




Joanna C. Walczak

Coral Reef Conservation Program Coordinator/

MICCI Program Coordinator

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Biscayne Bay Environmental Center

1277 NE 79th Street Causeway

Miami, Florida 33138

Phone: 305-795-2111

Fax: 305-795-3470

Email: Joanna.Walczak at dep.state.fl.us <mailto:Joanna.Walczak at dep.state.fl.us>

Websites: www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/programs/coral/

and www.southeastfloridareefs.net <http://www.southeastfloridareefs.net> 


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