Help to hire surveyor for Vermilion River dredge

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted us a permit, approval #MVN-2020-00191 WKK, to do a dredge test on a section of the Vermilion River.  We need to hire a surveyor to contour the river in that area along with other expenses to conduct this ground breaking test.

The Tide Pump Project:

A syphon system, similar to the one in the picture above, will be used to conduct the dredge test in the river.

Here is a summary of us and our goal:

     Richard C. Russo is a cabinet maker and inventor who works with his son, Dominic, who owns a home construction business in south Louisiana.  They also work together to advance the “Tide Pump Project”.  They have designed it to provide multiple solutions to problems that the CWPPRA and other government agencies have requested input from the public to solve, including the threats posed by ocean level rise. 

    This patent pending technology does not use fossil fuels and it does not grind fish or marine life.  This makes it cost effective and environmentally friendly.  It uses an innovative syphon design to capture, remove, and transport away sediment that burdens almost all water channels, drainage tributaries, and ports.  In addition to the “Sediment Capture Syphon System” there is a second patented apparatus “The Tide Pump” that captures the continuous energy of the tides, which can be coordinated to compound wave, wind, solar, and precipitation to become a “green energy engine”.

    Imagine dredging the Mississippi or any river without burning fossil fuels and also maintaining the required depth autonomously. Then repurposing those ocean-water displacing sediments to build habitable barrier islands across coastlines or marshes that can provide storm surge breaks, halt or even reverse erosion of marshland and estuaries from salt water intrusion, and produce green renewable energy that could effectively sustain the integrity of the system.  This technology addresses the many challenges of climate change and the need to reverse its effects on society.  It can help coastal communities around the world to stay in place, save our invaluable fertile deltas, and give man a fighting chance to overcome the cost prohibitive challenges of our dynamic planet.  There is no question about it, to successfully implement this technology is beneficial to mankind throughout the world. 

    If you want to be a part of this exciting endeavor please donate or volunteer.  We are working on a new website that will be able to give continued updates on the progress. For more information please visit
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