Top Stories - May 6, 2014
- Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
From the L&W staff and the entire Rasch family, a huge thank you and God bless to all of our dear IECA friends for the surprise $2,000 donation to go towards the research and awareness of ALS.
- Three Seattle Firms Agree to Settle Violations with EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced enforcement actions against three Seattle -area companies for violating the Clean Water Act at Puget Sound
- Mid-Atlantic Stormwater Infrastructure Roadshow Held On June 19
The International Erosion Control Association and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of IECA are sponsoring a one-day workshop in Philadelphia, with content based on stormwater infrastructure.
- HaloKlear’s Frank Kneib Wins IECA Environmental Achievement Award
Frank Kneib recently was awarded IECA’s premier 2013 Environmental Acheivement Award for his work on an outstanding erosion and sediment control project beginning in 2011.
- Stormwater Maintenance And Consulting Hires Shannon Lucas As Design Manager
SMC recently hired Shannon Lucas, PE, as its Design Manager, responsible for technical managerial control of design, inspection, and consulting.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
We here at Land and Water are in absolute awe of the generosity of our friends from the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Chapters of IECA. On April 30th, during the Harold Bade Bowling Bash at Great Connections, we were surprised with a $2,000 donation to go towards the research and awareness of ALS -- given in honor of Harold Bade. (Harold, former owner of ASP Enterprises and a champion in the industry, passed away in late 2013).
Land and Water is a family business so the unexpected donation is personal to each of us. Justin Rasch was diagnosed with ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease last January, so the money will go towards team JustinTime. Justin is son to Kenneth (L&W founder), brother to Amy (publisher) and Martha (circulation) and uncle to Shanna (sales) and Emily (assistant editor). Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for the financial gift as well as the prayers!
From the L&W staff and the entire Rasch family, a huge thank you and God bless to all of our dear IECA friends! You guys rock!
To read Justin's story, click here.
To donate to this immensely important cause or to join us in the walk, click here.
Three Seattle Firms Agree to Settle Violations with EPA
EPA, in partnership with the Washington Department of Ecology, is helping ensure compliance and enforce clean water rules at permitted and unpermitted industrial stormwater sources to reduce Puget Sound pollutants.
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Mid-Atlantic Stormwater Infrastructure Roadshow Held On June 19
The Mid-Atlantic Stormwater Infrastructure Roadshow will be held in Philadelphia, PA on June 19. Early-bird prices save you $25 - register today! Presentations include: PA DEP Stormwater Management Program Overview, USEPA Region 3 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities, USEPA Headquarters Review of the USEPA Stormwater Calculator, MS-4 Program and Future Incentives Program, Thinking Outside the Big Box - From Detention Basin to Department Store and more.
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HaloKlear’s Frank Kneib Wins IECA Environmental Achievement Award
The project, which began in 2011 and involved the construction of tunneling systems for the controlled use of diverted river water in the generation of hydroelectric power, lead to large‐scale disturbance of underground rock and soil and the production of huge volumes of turbid waste water streams. Kneib successfully implemented an innovative and environmentally‐friendly approach to the removal of these suspended solids prior to the discharge of safe, clear water to the surface waters in a remote tropical rain forest in central Costa Rica. The environmental benefits accruing from the project intervention have been quantifiable and concrete. There has been a sound basis by this project and its effecter, Kneib, for future expansion of the use of eco‐friendly water treatment technologies in a wider variety of circumstances than the special, but exceptionally emotive, ones illustrated by this tropical rain forest construction site.
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Stormwater Maintenance And Consulting Hires Shannon Lucas As Design Manager
In this new role, Lucas will be responsible for technical managerial control of design, inspection, and consulting. Shannon will be collaborating on marketing efforts, particularly in marketing SMC’s stream restoration capabilities.
“We are excited to be expanding our team,” said Jennifer Rauhofer, PE, president of Stormwater Maintenance and Consulting. “As a civil engineer with a more than a decade of experience in water resource engineering, urban stream and watershed restoration, and stormwater design and construction supervision, Shannon will be another senior-level engineer more than capable of handling some of the most sophisticated projects using the most advanced technology available today.”
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