Meetings of the GLDT

The Great Lakes Dredging Team hosts meetings on a regular basis, including an annual meeting. Please browse the links below to learn more about past GLDT meetings and events.

Upcoming Meetings

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Dredging Team will be held at the Pier B Resort in Duluth, Minnesota.

Topics to include:
– Election results
– Update on the Great Lakes Dredging Program
– Beneficial use of dredged material
– Breakouts session of the GLDT’s standing committees

Agenda

Registration for in-person attendance is now closed, but a webinar option will be available. You can register for the webinar by clicking here:
Day 1 webinar
Day 2 webinar

 


Past Meetings

Great Lakes Dredging Team Fall Webinar: December 8, 2016

Presentations

Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting: May 2016, Chicago, IL

Presentations

Transportation of Dredged Material Webinar: April 22, 2016

The practicality of using clean dredged material beneficially in the Great Lakes, instead of disposing or impounding it, often turns on the critical factor of how the material is, or could be, moved. Current federal policy for dredged material management mandates the “least cost alternative,” which typically involves placement closest to dredging operations in the open waters of the lakes, in confined disposal facilities or in nearshore areas for beach nourishment and similar uses. Only a minuscule amount of Great Lakes dredged material – about 4% between 1998 and 2014 by volume – was placed in upland sites, where most opportunities for beneficial use are located. As ports increase efforts to identify new strategies to use clean dredged material beneficially, the added costs, infrastructure, modal availability, environmental regulations and other challenges involved with transporting the material loom as major challenges.

This one-hour webinar will discuss the transportation component of existing and potential dredged material beneficial use projects in the Great Lakes, covering such issue areas as which transportation modes – barge, truck, rail, hydraulic pipelines – are best suited for specific beneficial use scenarios; how added transportation costs can be integrated into a dredged material management plan; what environmental considerations need to be addressed; what infrastructural needs are involved; and whether social acceptance issues are involved.

Power Point Presentations

Great Lakes Dredging Team Fall Webinar: November 17, 2015

Presentations

Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting: June 2015, The District Event Center, Green Bay, WI

Presentations

Cat Island Restoration Project Webinar: May 15, 2015

The Cat Island Restoration project involves reconstruction of the Cat Islands protecting and restoring approximately 1,225 acres of shallow water and wetland habitat with construction of a 2.5-mile long wave barrier along the remnant Cat Island shoals.  The wave barrier will protect and restore shallow water and wetland habitat and provides the base for constructing three islands which will be built from beneficially reused dredged material from the outer navigation channel.  The project is a partnership between the Port of Green Bay, Brown County, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Wisconsin Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources, Lower Fox River/Green Bay Natural Resources Trustee Council, UW Sea-Grant, UW-Green Bay and 14 port terminal operators.

Topics Included:

  • History of the Project
  • Dredge Material Management Plan
  • Cooperative Agreement
  • Design
  • Construction and Post-Construction
  • Lessons learned in implementation to date

Power Point Presentations:

Great Lakes Dredging Team Fall Webinar: November 13, 2014

Presentations

Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting: May 2014, Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Oregon, OH

Presentations

Great Lakes Open Water Placement Summit: May 2014, Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Oregon, OH

Presentations

Success, Challenges and Lessons Learned from Select Great Lakes Projects

Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting: July 2013, Cabela’s Outfitters, Dundee, MI

Presentations

Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting: May 2012, Maumee Bay, Toledo, OH

Presentations

Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting: May 2011, Maumee Bay, Toledo, OH

Presentations

Great Lakes Dredging Team Annual Meeting: May 2010, Cleveland, OH