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DEBRIS REMOVAL/MANAGEMENT CANAL CLEAN-UP FLOODS ICE STORMS OIL SPILL RECOVERY RED TIDE CLEAN-UP TORNADOES WILD FIRES
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CANAL CLEANUP AND RESTORATION, HURRICANE KATRINA AND WILMA AFTERMATH (2005- 2006)

City of Margate, Florida SERVICES PROVIDED The City of Margate commissioned GES to conduct a canal debris cleanup and restoration project which resulted from damages associated with Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. The project scope required cleanup of approximately 30 miles of canals, waterways and banks littered with trees and vegetative debris.

GES mobilized its resources within hours of the storm's passing, quickly addressing issues associated with the blow down of debris thus minimizing the threat to public property. Lightweight barges with knuckle-booms were utilized as well as other water-borne equipment to affect the large scale restoration efforts. There were several challenges associated with this project due to cost tracking requirements needed to meet the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and FEMA funding prerequisites.

GES's first task was alerting its client to FEMA funding options as well as addressing conflicting administrative issues associated with multiple governmental jurisdictions. Other challenges included obtaining Right of Entry clearance from nearly 80 private property owners prior to initiating canal bank cleanup and restoration.