People/Awards; Learning Opportunities; Calendar
The city of Centralia received a $25,000 grant for stormwater capacity from the Washington Department of Ecology.
The city of Muskogee (Oklahoma) Public Works Department announced the retirement of Francie Martin, who began working for the city in 2005. Martin was responsible for assisting the environmental technician in the operation of stormwater quality management and the stormwater management system.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New Mexico Environment Department and the city of Santa Fe announced that the city will receive $150,000 in services through an EPA “toolkit” for managing stormwater pollution. Specifically, the package will include a step-by-step guide to help the community develop long-term stormwater plans, a web-based toolkit for planning and technical assistance for the city to develop a model for other neighboring communities.
Kevin Krulik was named city engineer for the city of Lebanon (Indiana). Krulik will oversee the planning, street and stormwater departments.
The city of Deerwood and Summer Place Association were presented the 2016 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Community Partnership Award. The award was presented as part of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Convention. In 2015-’16, the city of Deerwood, Serpent Lake Association and Summer Place Association partnered to complete a major stormwater retrofit project. This project now filters polluted runoff and helps control the flooding problem that Summer Place residents faced in 2012. The city also worked with Crow Wing County to donate two parcels of tax-forfeited land for this project. The city donated an additional 16,000 square feet of land for this project, and Summer Place Association donated 6,500 square feet.
Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District was recognized for its “Outstanding Project” by the Ohio EPA’s Ohio Environmental Education Fund. The project was a collaborative effort with the Northeast Ohio Public Involvement and Public Education work group. Titled “From the Upper Reaches to Lake Erie’s Beaches: A Banner Year for Nonpoint Source Pollution Solutions,” the regional stormwater initiative promotes watershed awareness and household habits to improve water quality for residents and homeowners in the Lake Erie Basin. Sets of collapsible banners were created with five unique themes, along with an accompanying brochure with stormwater pollution solutions.
The city of Fort Wayne (Indiana) honored employees for milestones in their years of service. The following individuals were honored:
- Thomas Pallone Jr., city utilities, 45 years
- Jay Hursh, stormwater maintenance, 30 years
- Rick Seals, city utilities, 30 years
- Patrick Drudge, stormwater maintenance, 25 years
- Robert Heredia, stormwater maintenance, 25 years
The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering Using WinSLAMM v.10.2: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals on April 20-21 in Madison. Visit epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.
April 23-26 American Public Works Association 2017 North American Snow Conference, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa. Visit www.apwa.net.
April 30-May 3 American Water Resources Association 2017 Spring Specialty Conference, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, Utah. Visit www.awra.org.
May 21-25 American Society of Civil Engineers’ World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California. Visit www.ewricongress.org.
June 11-14 American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. Visit www.awwa.org.
June 14-16 Florida Stormwater Association Annual Conference, Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa, Ft. Myers, Florida. Call 888/221-3124 or visit www.florida-stormwater.org.
June 25-28 American Water Resources Association 2017 Summer Conference: Climate Change Solutions, Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Tysons, Virginia. Visit www.awra.org.
June 26-29 National Association of Flood and Stormwater Agencies Annual Meeting, Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina. Visit www.nafsma.org.
July 16-19 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2017 Annual International Meeting, Spokane, Washington. Visit www.asabe.org.
Aug. 27-30 American Public Works Association PWX (Public Works Expo), Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.apwa.net.
Aug. 27-31 StormCon: North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition, Meydenbauer Center, Seattle. Visit www.stormcon.com.
Sept. 18-20 National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Reno, Nevada. Visit www.nrwa.org.
Oct. 8-11 American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Convention, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana. Call 800/548-2723 or visit www.asce.org.
Nov. 5-9 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Red Lion on the River-Jantzen Beach Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Visit www.awra.org.