Washington DC's Leading
Coastal Advocacy Group
Trust. Knowledge. Results.
Warwick Group Consultants is the go-to federal advocacy and consulting firm for local governments with coastal projects involving beach nourishment, dredging, aquatic ecosystem restoration, the Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and other federal agencies and stakeholders. With over 40 years of experience, our team understands how to navigate the complicated world of federal water resources policy, the Corps of Engineers, and other federal agencies to get results. Our services have awarded over $1.3 billion in federal appropriations to more than 150 clients nationwide, including the Hawaiian Islands and the Great Lakes. We have helped draft and implement key legislation and have spearheaded governmental advocacy programs for associations such as the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. Our knowledge of federal legislation, the congressional process, the Corps of Engineers, the executive branch, together with the local knowledge we've collected of various coastlines, gives us an edge over others that allows us to provide tailored advice for critical decisions impacting your coast. Learn More.
Corps of Engineers Consulting
Our team provides insight, strategy, and knowledge on Corps of Engineers projects, programs and policies. We've worked closely with the Corps for long enough to deserve a pension, but along the way we have earned the trust and recognition among friends and colleagues we've made over nearly 4 decades in business. In addition to the fundamentals and basic knowlege of the Corps and its processes, we track and analyze Corps directives, policy memorandums, implementation guidance on federal water resources legislation, and changes of personnel. We have solved problems big and small across the US and have helped save failing projects by providing the knowledge and experience to needed to work with Federal Government. Let us help you navigate the complicated world of federal beach and dune building, levees, coastal highways, dredging and other water resources infrastructure needs. Learn More.
Our Track Record of Success
We've worked on behalf of over 150 local and state governments, associations, businesses, and nonprofits where we have developed a nationwide reputation as a leader in coastal advocacy. We've used our knowledge of coastal engineering and best management practices to protect our clients from major coastal storms and flooding events like Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We pride ourselves on working proactively to protect our clients against mother nature and coastal storms, but when disaster strikes, we go the distance to ensure our clients get the disaster relief funding they need to be resilient.
Warwick Group has:
- Authorized and constructed over 2 dozen beach nourishment projects
- Secured federal funding for client projects totaling over $1.2 billion
- Used our knowledge and advocacy to save failing Corps projects
- Reversed legal interpretations of legislation affecting federal projects
- Drafted and implemented federal legislation
- Secured disaster relief funding to entirely rebuild beaches and dunes
- Led conferences to develop financing alternatives for coastal resilience
- Developed innovative partnerships for coastal resilience using federal programs
Avalon, NJ | North Wildwood, NJ | New Jersey Coastal Coalition | North Myrtle Beach, SC | Myrtle Beach, SC | Garden City, SC | Surfside, SC | Horry County, SC | Tybee Island, GA | Solana Beach, CA | San Clemente, CA | Pacifica, CA | Waikiki, HI | CDM Smith | City of North Bend, OR | Plum Island, MA | Patriot Point, MD | Long Beach Township, NJ | Cape May County, NJ
- $850,000 for the City of Solana Beach, CA to complete traffic calming and other roadway improvements along Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
- $4,000,000 for the City of North Bend, OR for an affordable workforce housing project.
- $550,000 for the City of North Wildwood, NJ to investigate an offshore borrow site for beach nourishment
- $350,000 for the Patriot Point Foundation for a feasibility study of living shoreline to protect a veterans retreat
- $32,000,000 for Long Beach Township, NJ for beach renourishment
- $10,000,000 for the City of North Wildwood, NJ to build an emergency seawall that will serve as the foundational core of its beach nourishment project
- $7,000,000 for the City of Solana Beach, CA to construct roadway improvements to Lomas Santa Fe Drive
- $1,600,000 for the City of San Clemente, CA for improved roadway drainage
- $2,600,000 for the City of Tybee Island, GA to construct stormwater improvements to prevent flooding during heavy rainfall events
- $300,000 for the Grand Strand Coastal Alliance (SC) and Horry County, SC for the Waccamaw River Study
- $240,000 to explore alternatives to reduce erosion on Plum Island, MA
- $1,000,000 on behalf of the Borough of Avalon, NJ for the Corps of Engineers to study an alternative borrow site for beach nourishment
$350,000 for Patriot Point, MD for a feasibility study to construct living shorelines with dredged material
- $30,542,000 for the City of Solana Beach, CA for initial construction of its federal beach nourishment project
- $27,000,000 for the for the Boroughs of Avalon, NJ and Stone Harbor, NJ for periodic nourishment
- $9,306,000 for the City of San Clemente, CA for initial construction of its federal beach nourishment project
- $2,500,000 to dredge the Merrimack River on behalf of the Plum Island Foundation, MA
- $240,000 for a study of a marine structure causing erosion on Plum Island, MA
- Raised authorized Environmental Infrastructure limits for North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and Horry County by $82,000,000
- Secured a provision in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 that extended a client's beach nourishment project by 12 years
- Specific legislation for federal beach nourishment projects in the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 that requires the Federal Government to pay any additional increase in project costs due to a new or existing federal policy that affects the federal beach nourishment project as it was originally authorized
- Authorization of a federal feasibility study for coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration, Waikiki, HI
- $14,000,000 for the dredging of the Portsmouth Harbor and beneficial use of dredged material to be placed nearshore to Plum Island, MA
- $7,000,000 to dredge the Merrimack River on behalf of the Plum Island Foundation, MA
- $1,500,000 for the City of Solana Beach, CA to complete the Preconstruction Engineering and Design phase
- Authorized a holistic watershed management study on behalf of the Plum Island Foundation for Newburyport and Plum Island, MA in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020.
- Secured language in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 encouraging the beneficial use of sediment over the least-cost alternative, if the dredged material can provide immediate measurable outcomes.
- $500,000 for the City of Solana Beach, CA to complete the Preconstruction Engineering and Design phase of its beach nourishment project
- $400,000 for the City of San Clemente, CA to begin the Preconstruction Engineering and Design phase of its beach nourishment project
- Overturned a solicitor’s opinion on a federal policy affecting a client’s project.
- $21,000,000 for the Boroughs of Avalon, NJ of Stone Harbor, NJ for periodic nourishment
- $13,000,000 for the City of Tybee Island, GA to complete a post-disaster renourishment
- $34,800,000 for replenishment of the Myrtle Beach, SC federal beach nourishment project post-Hurricane Florence.
Various Non-Beach Accomplishments
- $556,000 grant to improve congestion and construct bike lanes in downtown Lumberton, NC
- $5 million for the construction of a new bridge at Indian Street, Martin County, FL
- $1 million for the acquisition of Americans with Disabilities Act compliant buses in St. Lucie County, FL
- $500,000 to construct an intermodal transit center in Santa Maria, CA
- $500,000 for the Treasure Coast Connector bus system in St. Lucie County, FL
- $4 million for the West Virginia Corridor Expansion Project between I-95 to US Highway 1 in St. Lucie County, FL
- $2 million for the I-95 interchange at Becker Road in St. Lucie County, FL
- $4.5 million for an inter-modal facility in Galveston, TX
- $4 million for land acquisition and construction of the Englewood Interstate Connector, a vital evacuation route for Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties, FL
- $2 million for the construction and engineering of the Central Sarasota Parkway Interchange at I-75, an evacuation route for Sarasota and barrier islands, FL
- $48 million for improvements to Interstate 75 between Daniels Parkway in Lee County, FL, and Golden Gate Parkway in Collier County, FL
- $1.6 million to plan and reconstruct 17th Street in the City of Sarasota, FL
- $675,000 during two fiscal years to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL for the restoration of the Estates and implementation of their Master Plan
- $150,000 to the City of Santa Maria, CA for the construction of a new community library
- $200,000 to the City of Sarasota, FLfor the Fredd “Glossie” Atkins park expansion
- $625,000 during two fiscal years to the City of Sarasota, FL for the Robert Taylor Community Center
- $300,000 to the City of San Clemente, CA for the construction of the City’s Coastal Rail Trail
- $53.8 million to construct a federal courthouse in the City of Fort Pierce, FL
- $280,000 to begin a new start Corps of Engineers study of the fragile levee system protecting the City of Santa Maria, CA
- $800,000 for a comprehensive regional water storage and quality project for the Southwest Florida Water Management District
- $750,000 for the FIRST-EVER FEMA-funded stormwater infrastructure project in Flagler Beach, FL
- $500,000 to the City of San Clemente, CA for the expansion of the City’s reclaimed water plant
- $20 million authorized for water supply interconnectivity infrastructure in Lee County, FL
- $1.1 million authorized for storm sewer improvements in Middletown Township, NJ
- $11 million authorized for environmental infrastructure, including stormwater system improvements and ocean outfalls in Surfside, SC
- $18 million authorized for environmental infrastructure, including ocean outfalls in Myrtle Beach, SC
- $670,000 during three fiscal years for a local water quality and storage project in Creedmoor, NC
- $650,000 for the construction of an emergency operations center in Scotland County, NC
- $250,ooo for Law Enforcement Interoperability Equipment in St. Johns County, Florida
- $100,000 for Jefferson County, TX, for law enforcement technology upgrades
- $390,100 to the City of Flagler Beach, FL for emergency personnel technology upgrades