News & Announcements
The Horsley Witten Team and the State of Rhode recently kicked off the state’s most ambitious planning effort to date. Read more
HW Wins Second 5-Year, $5M Contract with EPA’s Water Security Division
For the second time the EPA Water Security Division has awarded Horsley Witten Group a 5-year, $5-million dollar contract to provide support for all-hazards emergency preparedness and response programs for water security.
River Restoration and Stormwater Management at Mill River Park
Alison Bowden (TNC) discusses river restoration, rain gardens, and stormwater management designed by Horsley Witten Group at Mill River Park in Taunton, MA.
Norwell Bike Path
Feature story in New England Construction Magazine: A bike and pedestrian path linking two schools in southeastern Massachusetts was successfully constructed through wetlands using environmentally sensitive technology… [read more]
“Walks in Norwell and Blue Hills to Start Off the New Year” -Boston Globe…[read more]
The Barnstable Municipal Airport of Hyannis, Massachusetts will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 18 to highlight the completion of one of the largest and greenest airport renovations in the State. The project includes a $40 million renovation of the 35,000-square-foot airport terminal, 85-foot air traffic control tower, new access road, and parking facilities. Read more ⇒
Cranston Herald: City Wants Public Input On Redeveloping Knightsville
For more information contact Nate Kelly
NOAA Awards HW Coral Reef Protection Contract
Horsley Witten Group and teamate Ridge to Reefs have been awarded a five year contract with NOAA to continue watershed restoration work in the Caribbean and Pacific. The projects will focus on restoration practices in priority watersheds that drain to coral reefs. Year 1 projects include planning and implementation in Guanica and Culebra watersheds of Puerto Rico, and Green Construction Training in the US Virgin Islands. Collaboration with local partners, including Protectores de Cuenca and the Island Green Building Association, will play a critical role in these restoration efforts.
For more information, contact Anne Kitchell
HW Helping to Reinvigorate Rural Economies in Rhode Island
>Senior Planner Nate Kelly is working with communities and state officials in Rhode Island to increase the resilience of rural economies. Read Kevin Proft’s recent article describing these efforts here:
Horsley Witten Group Opens Boston Office
We are pleased to announce the opening of our Post Office Square office in downtown Boston. We hope this central location will allow us to better serve our Boston-based clients as well as foster new opportunities in the metropolitan area.
New Regulations for No Discharge Areas
EPA has approved a “No Discharge Area” (NDA) designation for Cape and Islands coastal areas. Nearly all coastal waters of Massachusetts are now considered protected from boat waste. Boaters and marina communities will need to safely manage their wastewater to protect the health of our environment.
Horsley Witten Group, Inc. has been awarded a six-year, $22.2 million contract to provide environmental consulting services for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Science and Technology (OST).
OST is responsible for developing national water quality standards using the latest science and technology, and ensuring water protection goals are achieved through sound management strategies. Under the new contract, Horsley Witten will provide technical support to OST for developing and approving water quality standards through environmental monitoring and assessment, hydraulic modeling, policy analysis, technical guidance, and outreach and training to States and Tribes.
HW is connected to three of the 2012 Smart Growth Awards granted by Grow Smart RI. As the lead consultant or as part of larger teams of experts, HW played an important role in each of the award-winning efforts. These awards will be presented at the Power Of Place Summit on May 11, 2012. Read more ⇒
As part of an overall water quality improvement project for the park, HW planned, developed, and facilitated an intensive two-day bioretention training workshop, sponsored by the EPA Region 1 office, at the installation site of a bioretention facility at Roger Williams. Day one of workshop included classroom sessions describing bioretention applications, design, construction and maintenance requirements, as well as interactive site selection and design sessions. Read more ⇒
HW is supporting the U.S. EPA to conduct a study on climate change impacts to water resources in California’s Morro Bay watershed. Morro Bay is a small estuary with a watershed of 2,300 acres fed by the Chorro and Los Osos Creeks. HW is using U.S. EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) and the results of an independent U.S. Geological Survey SEAWAT model to assess potential changes in groundwater quantity, water quality and infrastructure costs resulting from projected climate change. Read more ⇒
HW’s Associate Principal Joe Longo and Environmental Engineer Geraldine Camilli recently returned from a three-day Tribal training workshop in Nashville, TN. Senior Hydrologist and Principal Mark Nelson has just returned from a similar workshop in Oklahoma City, OK. Next week HW will continue training in Albuquerque, NM. Read more ⇒
HW is providing site planning and wastewater design services to Kingman Yacht Center in Bourne, MA for a smart growth, mixed use development that will provide significant reductions in nitrogen loading to Red Brook Harbor. The project will provide state-of-the-art wastewater treatment that will replace existing Title 5 systems at Kingman Yacht Center, and a neighboring residential area. Read more ⇒
HW designed and conducted a three-day functional exercise centered on a spill and contamination scenario for utilities/jurisdictions comprising the Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership (DWSPP). The scenario exercised the spill modeling capability of the Interstate Commission of the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) and the regional communications systems managed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG). Read more ⇒