Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program Status

The Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program received funding in the FY18 ($1M) and FY20 ($4.5M) Work Plans.  Funding in FY18 was used for an Economic Update.  The economic update was specifically focused on the Navigation features of NESP, and was completed in December 2019.  Execution of the FY20 funds is underway and is focused on advancing PED (Pre-construction Engineering and Design) efforts for both the navigation and ecosystem projects.

No construction funds for any NESP project have ever been appropriated. If funded, construction of ecosystem restoration projects and small-scale navigation projects could start within the first year following receipt of construction funds.