Worth Noting - April 2018


A $200,000 Fund for Lake Michigan grant will support a Kenosha County (Wisconsin) Parks wetland restoration project that is set to begin this summer. The Petrifying Springs Park Wetland Restoration is designed to better manage stormwater with the creation of tree islands and shallow wetlands.

Tracy Jones, manager of the Georgetown County (South Carolina) Stormwater Division, was named the county’s Manager of the Year for 2017.

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, which serves Hampden and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts, received a $50,000 grant from the Baker-Polito administration to help meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s stormwater permitting requirements.

Christopher B. Burke Engineering in Illinois promoted three long-serving employees to new roles as assistant department heads: Bryan Welch and Lee Fell are now assistant department heads of the Civil Design Department, and Ilene Dailey is now assistant department head of the Drainage Department.

St. Louis Park’s Carpenter Park Stormwater Improvement Project won the Minnesota Erosion Control Association’s 2018 Environmental Excellence Award. The project involved installing a large concrete vault below the park’s surface to collect stormwater from a 42-acre watershed.

Park Ridge’s Prospect Park received an Outstanding Facility and Park Award from the Illinois Park and Recreation Association. The 11-acre park’s features include a stormwater detention area.

Bay County (Florida) is receiving RESTORE Act money from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement. One of its projects is a $360,000 project to update the county’s 20-year-old stormwater master plan.

Kalmia Gardens of Coker College (South Carolina) received a $77,500 grant through Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund. The grant will fund a project to reduce the pollution load entering Black Creek in Hartsville by implementing a regenerative stormwater conveyance system.



The American Water Works Association is offering an Effective Utility Management seminar on May 7-8 in Kansas City, Kansas. Visit www.awwa.org.


The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a Young Member Leadership Symposium on Aug. 3-5 in Reston, Virginia. Visit www.asce.org.


The AWWA is offering an Effective Utility Management seminar on April 9-10 in Bellevue, Washington. Visit www.awwa.org


April 2-4

Construction Research Congress, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Construction Research Council, Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel. Visit www.asce.org.

April 19-21

American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress, Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit www.structurescongress.org.

April 22-24

American Society of Civil Engineers Surveying and Geomatics Conference, Cal Poly Pomona university, Pomona, California. Visit www.surveyingconference.org.

April 22-25

American Water Resources Association Spring Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.awra.org.

May 6-9

American Public Works Association North American Snow Conference, Indianapolis. Visit www.apwa.net.

May 22-24

National Utility Contractors Association Washington Summit, Holiday Inn Capitol, Washington, D.C. Visit www.nuca.com.

June 3-7

American Society of Civil Engineers World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Visit www.asce.org.

June 11-14

AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. Visit www.awwa.org.

July 9-11

American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: Managing Transboundary Groundwater, Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit www.awra.org.

July 10-12

National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies Annual Meeting, hotel TBA, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit www.nafsma.org.

July 29-Aug. 1

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, Cobo Center, Detroit. Visit www.asabe.org.

Aug. 12-16

StormCon, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Denver. Visit www.stormcon.com.

Aug. 26-29

American Public Works Association Public Works Expo: PWX, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Visit www.apwa.net.

Sept. 17-19

National Rural Water Association WaterPro Conference, Fort Worth, Texas. Visit www.nrwa.org.

Oct. 12-15

American Society of Civil Engineers 2018 Convention, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Visit www.asce.org.


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