Forty-five projects on rural, urban farms receive funding9.29 misty-morning-barn-1225918-1280x960.jpg
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the investment of $26.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) into 45 projects that will spur innovative conservation initiatives on both rural and urban farms across the country. Public and private grantees will provide matching investments, bringing the total value of support to $59 million.Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Publication Date: September 29, 2016
NDS now offers FILCOTEN trench drain9.28 spring-1576698-1279x852.jpg
NDS Inc. announced a new partnership with Hydro BG that adds the FILCOTEN brand of fiber-reinforced concrete trench drain to its product offerings. NDS will be the preferred provider of FILCOTEN trench drains in the U.S., which will be marketed as “FILCOTEN by NDS.”Source: NDS Inc. Publication Date: September 28, 2016
Funding to support clean air, water & land9.28 cape-1254998.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a grant of more than $2.7 million to the American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) for its environmental protection programs.
“EPA’s funding enables American Samoa to pursue its goals of clean air, water and land,” said Alexis Strauss, acting EPA regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “We appreciate American Samoa EPA’s work that benefits the island residents and their natural resources.”Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: September 28, 2016
T&M Associates to address township’s storm water issues, assess MS4 responsibilities9.28 architecture-1216049-1279x852.jpg
T&M Associates has been appointed Storm Water Engineer for Bethlehem Township, Pa. The appointment was made to utilize outside experience to address the township’s storm water issues and assess its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) responsibilities, using gray infrastructure repairs and new green infrastructure techniques. In addition, T&M will work with Bethlehem to evaluate financing alternatives, including grant opportunities.Source: T&M Associates Publication Date: September 28, 2016
Arley F. Muth is researching water quality in estuaries & along coasts9.28 stars-1-1189570.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a University of Texas at Austin student has been awarded a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship. Arley F. Muth is one of 52 graduate students across the nation to receive the grants to further their education while conducting research in environmental fields of study.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: September 28, 2016
Results include increased manatee count, but increase of non-native species9.28 rainbow-river-dunnellon-flori-1457454-1279x929.jpg
The ninth annual State of the River Report on the lower St. Johns River Basin in Florida offered mixed results that suggest the need for continued monitoring and research.Source: University of North Florida, Jacksonville University Publication Date: September 28, 2016
Creative Polymer Solutions offers polymer technology for protective & structural coatings9.28 corrosion-1452770.jpg Company Reference: Sprayroq Inc.
Signet Enterprises announced that a new company, Creative Polymer Solutions (CPS), began operations in Irondale, Ala. CPS is in the field of polymer technology for protective and structural coatings for municipal, industrial and commercial sectors. It is co-located in a polymer blending facility with another Signet portfolio company, Sprayroq Inc.Source: Creative Polymer Solutions Publication Date: September 28, 2016
Pflueger restored damaged property on Kauai, Hawaii9.27 hawaiin-sunset-1368289-1279x850.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the successful conclusion of its case against James Pflueger for construction activities that damaged his former property and the beach and coral reefs at Pila’a on Kauai, Hawaii. The consent decree settling the Clean Water Act violations was closed after Pflueger stabilized and restored the slopes and streams.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: September 27, 2016
Porous Pave Inc. Surpasses 7.5 Million lb of Recycled Rubber
Savings represent major environmental milestone in manufacturing9.27 environmental-1247375-1279x1107.jpg
Porous Pave Inc. announced a major environmental milestone. When Greenbuild convenes in Los Angeles Oct. 5 to 6, Porous Pave Inc. will surpass 7.5 million lb of recycled rubber used in manufacturing its permeable paving material.Source: Porous Pave Inc. Publication Date: September 27, 2016
'Can't Miss' WEFTEC Events for Monday, Sept. 26
A list of panels, discussions, meals & more9.26 new-orleans-in-motion-1546420_0.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation
WEFTEC is a place for water professionals to learn, connect and explore new ways to create the future of water. More than 20,000 water professionals and 1,000 water companies will attend the Water Environment Federation (WEF)’s 89th annual technical exhibition and conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Sept. 24 to 28. Below is a list of “can’t miss” events for Monday, Sept. 26.
100 Great Water Cities: Creating the Future of WaterSource: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: September 26, 2016
WEFTEC 2016 Offers Events for Young Water Professionals
Monday’s event is the Student & Young Professionals Networking & Career Fair9.26 interview-1238367-1280x960.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) scheduled a series of community and student-focused events at WEF’s 89th annual technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC 2016. The final event is Monday, Sept. 26.Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: September 26, 2016
White River Festival celebrates the White River with central Indiana events9.23 blue-balloons-1193172-1280x960.jpg
The White River Festival announced its capstone event, the White River Celebration & Stewardship Fundraiser Tuesday, Sept. 27.
The annual White River Festival is a 19-day celebration of the White River, its tributaries and surrounding watershed throughout central Indiana. This year, various venues and locations have hosted events in September under the theme of history.Source: White River Festival Publication Date: September 23, 2016
WEF Shares Details of WEFTEC Innovation Showcase
Programming to include Beer Smackdown, Operator Ingenuity contest, innovation updates & more9.22 drops-1179140-1280x960.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation Event Reference: WEFTEC.16
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its innovation partners BlueTech Research and Imagine H2O organized the fifth annual Innovation Showcase for WEF’s technical exhibition and conference, WEFTEC. The Innovation Showcase highlights water sector innovation while providing access to the leaders and technologies behind it.Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: September 22, 2016
Imagine H2O offers competition to support policy change9.21 waterfly-1527222-1279x852.jpg
Imagine H2O (IH2O) announced that applications are now open for the second annual California Water Policy Challenge. The competition will showcase policy proposals enabling the deployment of water data innovations and technologies. The winner and finalists will be eligible to receive up to $40,000 in cash awards, mentorship from leading experts, and introductions to strategic partners. The results will be announced at a leadership event in Sacramento, Calif., in April 2017.Source: Imagine H2O Publication Date: September 21, 2016
New western North Carolina brand manager is a licensed landscape contractor9.20 island-pond-1509643.jpg
Dragonfly Pond Works, an environmental services firm specializing in lake and pond management and serving clients in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, has named Bryan Wallace branch manager for western North Carolina.Source: Dragonfly Pond Works Publication Date: September 20, 2016
WEF Shares Program Details for WEFTEC 20169.20 water-drop-series-2-1467331.jpg Company Reference: Water Environment Federation The Water Environment Federation (WEF) shared program details for its 89th annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC. More than 20,000 water professionals and 1,000 water companies will attend the event at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Source: Water Environment Federation Publication Date: September 20, 2016
New director of Southeast region offers wide industry experience9.19 drops-1362854-1278x855.jpg Company Reference: Michael Baker Intl.
Michael Baker Intl. announced that Jennifer Lewis, P.E., joined the firm as director of the company’s Southeast region. Michael Baker’s Southeast region consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.Source: Michael Baker Intl. Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Creek Corridor of Eighteen Mile Creek site contaminated with PCBS, lead & more9.19 creek-1360675-1278x721.jpg
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan that calls for a variety of actions to address contamination in the Creek Corridor portion of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site, in Lockport, N.Y.Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date: September 19, 2016
America’s WETLAND Foundation supports creative conservation financing9.16 sunrise-4-1387467-1278x842.jpg
In time for National Estuaries Week Sept. 17 to 24, 2016, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council recommended creative conservation financing as a strategy to save Louisiana’s threatened estuaries.
According to the council’s recently released comprehensive plan, "private sector and non-profit entities are actively exploring new and innovative ways to bring capital to restoration activities … the council welcomes these potential partners and is interested in exploring ways in which such endeavors can potentially help the council advance its mission."Source: America's WETLAND Foundation Publication Date: September 16, 2016
Construction on Dakota Access Pipeline Temporarily Stops
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to protest pipeline9.14 acullen_dakota-access-063edit_custom-e9d3f6b9c943f40f545bea5889bfafc7dd099bf5-s1300-c85.jpg
In North Dakota, work has stopped on one section of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe opposes the pipeline because the route crosses sacred sites and burial places. They are also concerned that if the pipeline ruptures, it could pollute local drinking water.
The Dakota Access pipeline would transport about 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day from western North Dakota to central Illinois. The company Energy Transfer Partners thought it had adequate approval to build the 1,172-mile-long, $3.78 billion pipeline.Source: NPR Publication Date: September 16, 2016