June 28, 2021 – New Life for Peacock Spit and Benson Beach
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District has just released an interesting story on how the Big Bertha is heading to Benson Beach to battle erosion.

November 6, 2020 – Washington Coastal Zone Management Program Receives National Award
In September, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) awarded the Lower Columbia Solutions Group the 2020 Robert L. Wiegel Coastal Project of the Year. This award goes to coastal projects that have stood the test of time and shown a positive environmental, social, or recreational benefit.

October 28, 2020 – Podcast on the Mouth of the Columbia River, Wiegel Coastal Project award winner
On The Capitol Beach, Derek Brockbank speaks with representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers, US EPA, the State of Washington and the State of Oregon – just a few of the many members of the Lower Columbia Solutions Group, who won this year’s Robert Wiegel Coastal Project award from the ASBPA for the ongoing sediment management project at the mouth of the Columbia River. This “lifetime achievement award” for coastal project was presented for a series of interconnected projects that maximize the beneficial use of sediment dredged from the Federal Navigation Channel in the Columbia River.

July 10, 2019 – ASBPA Testifies on WRDA
The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) Executive Director, Derek Brockbank, testified before the House Transportation & Infrastructure committee in the hearing “Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Implementation and Addressing Future Needs.” Testimony highlights the Lower Columbia Solutions Group as a good example of the many benefits of Regional Sediment Management.