Wayne County in partnership with the New York State REDI program has committed to working together on addressing resiliency shoreline issues and has been in the process of choosing priority projects across the County since June 2019. The Wayne County Project Profiles provides a full overview of the projects chosen for Wayne County.

Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) is working in collaboration with Wayne County as a general contractor to address shoreline resiliency needs for the Port Bay Barrier Bar System and the Blind Sodus Bay Bluff and Barrier Bar System.  Crescent Beach is being facilitated by Wayne County Public Works Superintendent, Kevin Rooney. We have connected links on to the District’s website for easy access to information on three similar projects. Use the navigation on the menu or at the bottom of this page for links to area REDI Projects.

Program Goals & Process

The NYS REDI Commission has laid out milestones to aid every project in success. For more information on the process of this program, click here: Project Implementation Guidance for Local Project Owners

The two projects the District is collaborating on have been reviewed and a 10% Professional Engineering Report (PER) was submitted to the REDI Commission on February 14, 2020 in conjunction with O’Brien & Gere/Ramboll engineering team. The reports were reviewed by the varying State and Federal Partners to address the needs of current shoreline regulation, gaps of information needed and potential opportunities for the project. The initial reports are meant to guide the continued design and research process for these projects which will continue in the coming months/years. Both the Port Bay Improvement Association and the Blind Sodus Bay Improvement Association will be working collaboratively to continue the outreach to the general membership.

Initial Engineering Reports  Please Note: These are not complete engineering designs or plans for either of these projects.

REDI projects in Wayne County, NY

  • CRESCENT BEACH PROJECT  facilitated by Wayne County Public Works
  • BLIND SODUS BAY, Bluff and Barrier Bar System – WCSWCD collaborating with Wayne County as a general contractor
  • PORT BAY, Barrier Bar System – WCSWCD collaborating with Wayne County as a general contractor

Other Resources:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/programs/lake-ontario-resiliency-and-economic-development-initiative-redi
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news