Emergency Dredging Completed at Barbate and Conil Ports

first_imgEmergency dredging operations have been wrapped up in the ports of Barbate and Conil, south of Cadiz, Agencia Publica de Puertos de Andalucia (APPA) said in their latest release. Commenting the recently completed project, APPA Managing Director, Mariela Fernandez-Bermejo, said that around 20,290 cubic meters of sand were removed from these areas, restoring the entrance channels of both ports and responding especially to the request of the fishing fleet.The work was necessary to improve navigation at the ports and to repair damage caused by recent heavy rains and winds, stated APPA.The APPA managing director also added that the completion of the Barbate and Conil dredging program, worth €80.000, was of great interest of the Andalusian Government in order to return the port’s depths on a regular level.The municipality of Barbateno is the second Andalusian port in terms of the number of vessels, with a fleet composed of 133 vessels and Conil’s fleet numbers 85 vessels dedicated mainly to inshore fishing.[mappress mapid=”25112″]last_img read more

Bulldogs Baseball Results

first_imgThe Bulldogs fell to Greensburg 2-1 in extra innings on Thursday on the final play of the game. The game was tied at one with Greensburg batting in the bottom of the eighth when an error scored one run for Greensburg.The pitching was strong on both sides. Greensburg pitchers struck out ten, while Bulldogssat down five.Greensburg got on the board in the first inning when Logan Smith singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.The Bulldogs evened things up at one in the top of the third inning. An error scored one run for Bulldogs.Ben Duerstock was the winning pitcher for Greensburg. He lasted eight innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out ten.Sam Voegele took the loss for Batesville. He surrendered one run on one hit over one-third of an inning, walking one.Lane Oesterling started the game for the Bulldogs. He went seven innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out five.Calvin Sherwood, Trey Heidlage, and Quinn Werner each managed one hit to lead the Bulldogs. Both teams were strong on the mound on Thursday, but Greensburg was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday. Senior Joe Bohman started the game for Batesville and recorded 18 outs.One bright spot for Batesville was a single by Calvin Sherwood in the first inning.Logan Smith was the winning pitcher for Greensburg. He allowed three hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out four. Mason McLeod threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. McLeod recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Greensburg.Bohman took the loss for the Bulldogs. He went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out six and walking one.Quinn Werner, Sherwood, and Brayden Worthington each collected one hit to lead Batesville.The two losses put the Bulldogs even on the year at 7-7 and 3-5 in the EIAC.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.The Batesville Bulldogs JV improves their record to 4-3 on the season when they handily beat North Decatur in five innings by a score of 10 to 0.Sophomore Adam Cox had a solid outing on the mound. He pitched all five innings not allowing a run and only giving up two hits and struck out seven Chargers in route to earning his first win of the season. The Bulldogs were able to steal bases at will swiping 10 bags in the shortened game. Bulldog hitters only needed seven hits to accumulate the 10 runs. Leading the way was sophomores Brayden Linkel and Adam Cox with two hits a piece. Clay Grunkemeyer and Seth Gausman each had to RBI’s. The Bulldog defense had another impressive error free game.The JV squad jumps back into conference play when they travel to Lawrenceburg to play the Tigers on Monday April 30 at 5:30 p.m. and then again on Thursday May 3 at the BHS field, a 5:30 p.m. start time as well.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jason Meyer. An early lead helped the Bulldogs defeat North Decatur 15-5 on Saturday. Batesville scored on a sacrifice fly by Sam Voegele, a single by Joe Bohman, a double by Trey Peters, and a single by Brayden Worthington in the first inning.Batesville scored six runs in the sixth inning. Bohman, Peters, Worthington, Trey Heidlage, and Quinn Werner all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.Riley Zink pitched the Bulldogs to victory. He went five innings, allowing five runs on four hits and striking out six. Clay Grunkemeyer threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.Tyler Walterman took the loss for North Decatur. He allowed five hits and five runs over two and a third innings, striking out two.The Bulldogs saw the ball well today, racking up 12 hits in the game. Worthington, Peters, Bohman, Werner, and Heidlage all collected multiple hits for Batesville. The Bulldogs stole eight bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Voegele led the way with two.WIth the win, Batesville moves to 8-8 on the year. The Bulldogs will head back into conference play on Monday when they take on Lawrenceburg.The Bulldogs couldn’t keep up with Union County and fell 11-1 on Friday.In the first inning, Union County got their offense started. Miller singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.Union County pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second, Scott singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run and an error scored one run for Union County.Union County scored eight runs in the fourth inning.Kottka led the Union County to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He lasted four innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out three and walking zero. Freeman threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.Caleb Raab took the loss for Batesville. He went three and a third innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits and walking zero.Trey Peters, Trey Heidlage, and Sam Voegele each managed one hit to lead the Bulldogs.The loss puts the Bulldogs at 7-8 for the season and 3-5 in the EIAC.last_img read more

The Community Farm Land Trust Permanently Protects West Olympia Farmland

first_imgSubmitted by South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust (SSCFLT) On June 26, 2015, the South of the Sound Community Farm Land Trust (SSCFLT) successfully completed its efforts to permanently preserve 1.18 acres of urban farmland in West Olympia. The land will be used by non-profit Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB) for their nationally recognized youth programming. GRuB brings together youth and people who identify as low-income to grow themselves good food and community.Funded by Thurston County’s Conservation Futures program, SSCFLT’s acquisition protects an irreplaceable parcel of land that yields over 10,000 pounds of produce annually. Food grown on the land is donated to the Thurston County Food Bank, goes home with low-income youth, and is sold through a farm stand and farmers markets to support GRuB’s operations.The acquisition not only helps GRuB continue its important work, but also furthers SSCFLT’s mission to preserve working farmland and keep it accessible and affordable for local farmers. The average age of farmers in the U.S. is 57 and rising, and over two-thirds of the country’s farmland is expected to change hands in the next two decades. SSCFLT views its partnership with GRuB as a way to help train and empower a new generation of farmers and farmland stewards.GRuB In The School provides students an opportunity to lead farm and community work while learning leadership and life skills. The program is designed to help students grow and succeed in school, life and future employment.GRuB’s alternative school model brings low-income and disengaged youth to the urban farm for a unique hands-on learning experience and vocational training. Their innovative curriculum creates opportunities for youth to grow food, learn about leadership and life skills, and contribute to community food solutions. GRuB students gain deeper leadership skills by hosting younger students in GRuB’s field trip program or being employed as second year summer crew leaders. In addition, GRuB’s pollination program now teaches its youth program model and provides technical assistance so other communities can replicate it.GRuB’s Kitchen Garden Project also gives low-income people access to resources and community connections by offering them backyard gardens, training and mentorship. Lastly, GRuB relies on volunteers to accomplish much of its work. Inspired by its success with youth, GRuB trains its volunteers and stakeholders to increase their awareness, self-advocacy, communication skills and leadership so they may more deeply engage in GRuB’s programs, the community, and the broader Food Movement.SSCFLT’s preservation of the 1.18 acres of farmland ensures that GRuB can continue its programming in perpetuity. SSCFLT is proud to support the important role GRuB plays in the South Sound community. For more information about SSCFLT and its work to preserve local farmland, visit www.farmsforever.org. For more information about GRuB, visit www.goodgrub.org. Facebook176Tweet0Pin0last_img read more