Supporting the Adams Ridge Development Project from Start to Finish

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Adams Ridge includes 18 four-unit townhouse-style apartment buildings on a 29.4-acre property in Holland Charter Township, Ottawa County, MI. This was a challenging site as portions of the property are encumbered by floodplain, wetland, and existing easements. Additionally, a county drain is located along the south and east sides of the property.

GIS Day – A Day for Celebrating Geography

Have you looked at a map online lately? Ever look up your property to see your parcel lines? If you have, you are probably more familiar with the term GIS than you think. Geographic Information System, or GIS, is the framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data, and then organizing and creating a visual representation for you to look at, aka your parcel map.

HEI Biologists Assist with Mussel Survey and Relocation Project

As part of a mussel survey and relocation project, biologists at Holland Engineering completed snorkel surveys of the Huron River in metro Detroit. Due to the new mussel protocol requirements and tight project deadlines, this project had to be completed quickly and efficiently.

Michigan releases new mussel protocols for 2018. Are you up to date?

Freshwater mussels are filter feeders who burrow in the substrate of rivers, streams, and lakes throughout the world. The U.S. alone is home to some 300 species. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Nature Conservancy, approximately 70 percent of mussel species in North America are extinct or endangered. Michigan contains four federally listed species (six including two not found in the state since 1930) and twenty-six additional state-listed mussel species (all federally listed species are also listed in the state). Two of the state-listed species will be reviewed by the USFWS for possible federal listing before 2023.

Environmental Group Presents at USDA Wetlands Event

Earlier this summer, our Environmental Group presented at a U.S. Department of Agriculture “Working with Wetlands” field day at Vic Rogers Farm in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Attendees included local farmers in Berrien County, various local conservation program representatives, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) staff.

HEI’s Environmental Group is Expanding

Recognizing the increased demand for environmental work throughout the energy, civil infrastructure, and government sectors, Holland Engineering has added two new team members to the Environmental Group. Each of them brings a diverse set of skills that will greatly benefit our clients. Gary A. Dawson Ph.D. Senior Project Manager/Consultant  Gary recently joined Holland Engineering after a long …

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Helping Our Clients Stay in Compliance with Hydrostatic Testing

Twenty-fifteen was a year of pipeline hydrostatic testing discharge compliance for Holland Engineering’s   Environmental Group.  HEI completed two, forty-mile hydrostatic tests for TransCanada/ANR Pipeline Company in Michigan using our expertise in permitting hydrostatic water withdrawal, discharge, water additive permitting, and discharge monitoring reporting.  Our Environmental Group assisted in the site selection of the withdrawal and …

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