In the city of Fellsmere, we constructed an entrance drive consisting of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals required to construct approximately 4,000 lineal feet of 22 foot wide asphalt roadway as well as two lakes, six concrete headwalls and ancillary items and more were all needed to complete this project. We worked with care and caution for the surrounding environments.
Access Point One Location
St. Johns River Water Management / FWMA Reservoir
Fellsmere Florida Location
While a small job, not unimportant to us as we installed a set of Twin 72″ Drainage Easement Culverts providing access to the FWMA Public Boat Ramp along the Fellsmere Grade.
One of our more massive projects is underway in Martin County, the C-44 Reservoir is a multi-phase water management project dedicated to protecting the St. Lucie Estuary by filtering and cleaning water before it flows through the connecting canal and then into the St. Lucie River.
Working closely with the South Florida Water Management District the C-44 has proven to be our largest project yet, with nearly 200 pieces of equipment working to move nearly 17 million cubic yards of earth.
The completion for this project will not only clean and filter water in the Estuary but will also help protect the various Marine Environments and species. Site work for the C-44 Reservoir/STA Storm Water Treatment Area consists of the construction of 32 miles of STA levees/berms; 30 miles of distribution, collection, and drainage canals as well as 6,300 acres of clearing and STA cell interior grading. Utilization of 60’+ long reach excavators, LPG dozers, 9000 series tractors with pans, and drones, all equipped with GPS, allow for safe, precise production and as-built surveys. Through the implementation of creative sequencing for men and machines, over 2 and a half miles of Milestone 1 levee was completed on schedule. We finished by removing/remediating, tracking, and relocating 500,000 cubic yards of impacted soil from 26 separate locations 6 months ahead of the initial contract schedule, while meeting all other milestone activities.
Blue Goose ELR’s have a myriad of functions and capabilities. The charts below are representative of those capabilities.
60-foot 240 Excavator Production Reach Chart
70-foot 450 Excavator Production Reach Chart
FPL-Manatee-PMT Cooling Pond Swale Improvements
This job consisted of removing organic material and existing sand from approximately 10,000 Linear Feet of cooling pond swale for improvements to the surrounding environments. Dewatering was required to remove excess water before and after the muck was removed. Fresh filter course sand material was then placed in the prepared swale and graded and sloped to allow for proper drainage. Work was accomplished with success and without incident in an ‘exclusion zone’ of a high hazard dam. This project was completed in the best interests of gentle giants found in Florida’s warm coastal waters.
Read more about FPL’s work with Manatee preservation >> FPL|Environment
-Subcontractor to Lucas Marine Construction-
Here we installed 115,000 square feet of Armorflex ABS systems at various locations within the city’s drainage system. Our scope was to survey, install erosion control & monitor, strip undesirable material from surface area, fill voids with engineered fill and compact, grade to line and specs, place geotextile filter fabric, place ABS mats, grout around inlets and seams, grade embankment and top of slope to grade elevations, place fill into mats (blinding), & sod to conclude the project. We finished with installation of new mitered ends around existing pipe inverts.
In this operation it was BGC’s duty to install silt fence around perimeter of work area and excavate littoral shelf along an existing canal for environmental plantings. The shelf we created was +/- 7,000 linear feet and approximately 116,000 cubic yards giving home to approximately 33,000 wetland plant species that were later planted along the littoral shelf.
-North Saint Lucie River Water Control District-
The removal of anything potentially harmful to the environment is a top priority to us, debris removal included. Near the St. Lucie river, we installed approx 1500 tons of bank & shore (12″ to 30″) type of rip rap along 450′ of Ten Mile Creek. The area was environmentally sensitive and extreme care was needed not to damage or destroy any indigenous plants. We wanted to assist in the filtering of trash to the St. Lucie River Estuary.
We also offer a number of Hurricane relief projects like dewatering and large Debris removal (depending on project needed)
-Articulated Block Installation and Embankment Revitalization-
At Blackwell it was our job to prepare embankment for articulated block installation. We removed debris, stripped top soil, placed fill in low areas, removed excess fill, compacted and graded to a smoother finish per plans and specifications. We finished strong with placement of an anchor trench, backfill, then compacting and re-constructing the levee top and installing sod.
When doing this project, it was our duty to install three concrete water control structures in environmentally sensitive areas of the FPL Everglades Environmental Mitigation Bank. Work was around sensitive wildlife and fish habitats including the threatened species of salt water crocodiles. We excavated trenches, installed structures, did intake & discharge pipes, backfill and compact. We finished with the installation of gates and placement of riprap around inlets and discharge of pipes. We then placed sod and water.