Worth Noting - September 2017

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The American Public Works Association announced that the following public works professionals earned certified stormwater manager credentials:

  • James S. Cole, Kansas City, Missouri;
  • Catherine T. Craver, Bellingham, Washington;
  • Michael R. Madison, Peachtree City, Georgia.

Enbridge Inc. announced the recipients of the 2017 Ecofootprint Grant Program, which is providing $1.1 million in funding to help protect and restore the natural environment in communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, along the Line 3 Replacement Program route. Among the local programs receiving Ecofootprint grant funding for 2017 are:

  • Beltrami (Minnesota) Soil & Water Conservation District for Clear-water Lake shoreline restoration and protection;
  • City of Clearbrook (Minnesota) for Clearbrook Dam restoration;
  • Hubbard County (Minnesota) Soil and Water Conservation District to assist with Deerview Road stormwater and erosion reduction;
  • Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District to assist Pine Haven Camp correct stormwater and erosion issues impacting Long Lake.

Rich Cappola was named the director of engineering and inspections for the town of Clayton (North Carolina). Storm drains will be among the main elements that Cappola will oversee. Cappola has more than 15 years’ civil engineering, design and land-use planning experience, most recently in the town of Morrisville, where he served as town engineer.

The Cedarburg (Wisconsin) Common Council voted unanimously to participate in the Mid-Moraine Water Quality Collective. Formed in 2014 as a response to stormwater requirements, the collective is a joint effort by engineering firms Ruekert & Mielke and Graef. The goal is to use the collective resources of communities and the engineering firms to plan watershed solutions for the region through shared data, best practices research and more.

Mike Prusila was named planning supervisor for the Lake County (Illinois) Stormwater Management Commission.

Learning Opportunities


The American Water Works Association is offering a seminar titled Effective Utility Management on Sept. 21-22 in Orlando. Visit www.awwa.org.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering:

  • Oct. 11-13 – Essentials of Hydraulics for Civil and Environmental Professionals seminar, Madison
  • Feb. 27-28, 2018 – Using WinSLAMM: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals

Visit epd.wisc.edu.


Sept. 10-13 American Society of Civil Engineers Congress on Technical Advancement, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, Minnesota. Visit www.asce.org.
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. Call 800/548-2723 or visit www.asce.org.
Oct. 17-20 National Utility Contractors Association Fall Leadership Conference, Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Visit www.nuca.com.
Oct. 25-27 WJTA-IMCA Conference & Expo, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Visit www.wjta.org.
Oct. 30-Nov. 2 American Water Works Association Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition, Westin Galleria Houston, Houston. Visit www.awwa.org.
Nov. 5-9 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Red Lion on the River-Jantzen Beach Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Visit www.awra.org.
Nov. 6-9 American Society of Civil Engineers’ Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures, Denver. Visit www.asce.org.
March 25-29, 2018 NASTT’s No-Dig Show; Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California. Visit www.nastt.org.
April 22-25, 2018 American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources X, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.awra.org.


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