December 2012

  • Happy Holidays! Give with us!

    To help ease the burden of families with health challenges this year, Prein&Newhof is making a donation to support the work of the Ronald McDonald House Charity. And when you subscribe to our blog or follow one of our social networking sites, we’ll match your action with a $5.00 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities, […]

    Learn More >
  • Volunteer river, stream and creek cleanup grants available

    Source: MDEQ The DEQ and Great Lakes Commission today announced $25,000 in small grants available to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River, Stream and Creek Cleanup Program supports grants to local units of government to help clean up Michigan waterways. Local units of government may partner with […]

    Learn More >
  • Texas Township wins 2012 APWA Southwest Branch Project Award

      Prein&Newhof is happy to announce that the Texas Township Farmer’s Market, Trailhead, and Trail project has won the American Public Works Association Southwest Branch Project Award. Texas Township is one of the fastest-growing communities in the greater Kalamazoo region. With only one park, Texas Township offered fewer recreational opportunities than its neighbors. Demand for […]

    Learn More >
  • P&N client, project get kudos in national journal

    Holland’s Board of Public Works earned high praise in the nationally-circulated Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine’s December 2012 issue. Prein&Newhof designed a 4.5-mile-long, 30-inch-diameter interconnect pipeline and valve & meter station  linking Holland’s water system with Wyoming’s water system. The $6,000,000 project is nearly done.  Read more.

    Learn More >
  • Community tree planting grant applications now available

    The Department of Natural Resources and the DTE Energy Foundation announced today that applications for the 2013 DTE Energy Foundation Tree Planting grant program are now available. Eligible applicants include local units of government, nonprofit organizations, tribes and schools that: Are located within the service territory of DTE Energy’s utility subsidiaries Detroit Edison and MichCon; […]

    Learn More >
  • Safe and Free Disposal: Mercury

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the EPA are offering free disposal of mercury-containing equipment through September 30, 2013. The Michigan.gov website has more information and drop-off locations by county. Mercury-containing equipment from municipal power plants and hospitals are not accepted. Mercury can be found in the following types of equipment: Air handling unit […]

    Learn More >
  • Permeable Pavers Video

    P&N’s Lake Street reconstruction project in Whitehall is Michigan’s first “green” road. One of the green technologies employed there is the use of permeable brick pavers in parking areas to collect sheet runoff from the road during rainstorms. This video shows how water infiltrates through the cracks between paver bricks into the stone below the […]

    Learn More >