Worth Noting - July 2014

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Charles Ferrell, the stormwater maintenance operations supervisor for York County, Va., was honored by the county for reaching a 30-year milestone at his job.

Scott Nobles, Stormwater Division supervisor for the City of Valdosta (Fla.), was named the April 2014 Employee of the Month by the City Council.

The City of Easton (Pa.) received the Green Park Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for its work at Sullivan Park. The award recognizes excellence in the public park community in utilizing green and sustainable park practices.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1.25 million to fund green infrastructure projects in Southeast Michigan to improve water quality in the Great Lakes. Detroit and St. Clair Shores will use the EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grants for green infrastructure projects to prevent stormwater from carrying contamination into the Great Lakes.

Montgomery County’s (Md.) Stoney Creek Stormwater Management Pond, a 1.3-acre pond that captures runoff from 204 acres of the Bethesda Central Business District and NIH campus, received the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based team of Kleinfelder, MWH Americas and the Bioengineering Group earned a national recognition award for engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 48th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the Alewife Stormwater Wetland in Cambridge. The 3.4-acre project is New England’s largest stormwater wetland, designed to prevent overflows from combined storm and sanitary sewer systems during heavy rains.

The City of Hudson received a $636,260 Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater Program Grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to video record and map the city’s sanitary and stormwater sewer network.

The City of Okoboji received an award at the Iowa Water Conference for its continued leadership and implementation efforts in the installation of green infrastructure practices in the Okoboji watershed.

Learning Opportunities

American Water Works Association

The AWWA is offering an online summer workshop July 23-25. Visit www.awwa.org.

American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE is offering the following courses:

  • July 24-25 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Greenwood Village, Colo.
  • July 25 – Preparing and Implementing Construction Site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, online
  • Aug. 20 – Stream Restoration Bioengineered Retaining Walls for Riverbank Stabilization, online

Visit www.asce.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering the following course in Madison:

  • Oct. 20-21 – Using WinSLAMM v. 10.0.1: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals

Visit http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering the following courses:

  • Sept. 17 – Permit-Required Confined-Space Entry, Plover
  • Dec. 9 – General Safety, Plover

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.


July 13-16
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec. Visit www.asabe.org.

Aug. 3-7
StormCon, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore. Visit www.stormcon.com.

Oct. 6-8
National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, Wash. Visit www.waterproconference.org.

Nov. 3-6
American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Sheraton Premier Hotel, Tysons Corner,  Va. Call 540/687-8390 or visit www.awra.org.


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