Tag: wetlands

Opinion: Wetlands mitigation banking has a successful track record

Mitigation banks establish endowment funds to ensure that once a site has been properly restored with the right blends of native foliage, vegetation, and...

Green infrastructure: Taming the asphalt jungle

Designs that move toward more naturalized stormwater management can help counterbalance impervious urban development. By Gerald DeFelicis, Jr., LLA, RLA, PP, with Maraliese Beveridge Managing surface...

NY DEP announces $400 million Jamaica Bay Improvement Plan

A $400 million plan to further improve the ecological health of Jamaica Bay includes an array of waterbody improvement projects including 50 acres of wetland restoration, seven acres of ribbed mussel installations, and environmental dredging
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EPA releases video: Best Practices in Permitting

To support efforts to expedite infrastructure projects, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Smart Sectors program released a video, Best Practices in Permitting, highlighting best practices in environmental permitting.
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Oro Loma Sanitary District receives award for Outstanding Environmental Project

Friends of the San Francisco Estuary honored Oro Loma Sanitary District for its work with the innovative experimental horizontal levee project. Instead of a vertical wall to provide a sea barrier, a horizontal levee uses vegetation on a gentle slope to absorb wave and storm surges.

‘Beaches, Bays and Beyond’ focus of upcoming conference

The full range of coastal concerns will be up for discussion at the upcoming National Coastal Conference, with more than 180 speakers addressing an array of issues during the three-day event.

Destruction of small wetlands directly linked to Great Lakes algal blooms

Researchers at Waterloo’s Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering found that small wetlands have a more significant role to play than larger ones in preventing excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizer from reaching waterbodies such as the Great Lakes.

CH2M-designed water reuse project wins Florida Project of the Year award

The Florida Water Environment Association recently chose the Central Pasco County Beneficial Water Reuse Project, the 4G Wetlands, as its 2016 David W. York Water Reuse Project of the Year Award-winner.

USACE Mobile District reselects CH2M to deliver inland design and coastal solutions

The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reselected CH2M to provide planning and design services for their civil works program.