Resources

  • Michigan Dam Management Program Announces $350,000 Available for Dam Removals

    If you have a dam removal project, you should check out the Michigan Dam Management Program. The application is due on November 14, 2014. For more information, contact Jim Hegarty, PE.

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  • MDNR Grants Booklet Highlights Available Grants

    The MDNR publishes a listing of its grants every year. You can view the booklet here. MDNR’s 2014 grant programs include: Recreation Acquisition and Development Boating Dam Management Fisheries Forestry Wildlife Habitat Management Law Enforcement Trails Management Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) NEW! LWCF Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund […]

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  • Preventative Traffic Engineering: Leading the Way to Safety

    This article summarizes an inspiring talk given by our traffic engineer, Ariana Jeske, PE, at the 2013 Institute of Transportation Engineers conference. Preventative traffic engineering refers to an approach to traffic engineering and planning that prevents, rather than reacts to, dangerous situations and accidents.  The key is keeping walkability in mind. The term “walkability” has […]

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  • Michigan’s Coastal Zone Management Program

    About CZM MDEQ’s Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program promotes wise management of the cultural and natural resources of Michigan’s Great Lakes coast and provides grant funding for projects that support this vision. CZM is currently requesting proposals for recipients of its 2016 FY coastal grants for projects between October 1, 2015 and December 30, 2016 […]

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  • Do you really need an engineer to design your trail?

    Several years ago, I met Fred Meijer at a meeting. Mr. Meijer was well known for his philanthropy, especially in the development of bicycle paths across West Michigan. When he found out that I design these paths, he baitingly asked me, “Why do we need an engineer to design bike paths?” I gave him all […]

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  • Michigan Trails – Extensive Directory

    Ever wonder just how extensive Michigan’s trails are? Google maps just doesn’t cut it when it comes to finding the best recreational, non-motorized paths close to your location. Michigan Trails Magazine and Website partners with the West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition (WMT&GC) and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA). Their website, TrailsMichigan.com, has […]

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  • Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

    The US Fish & Wildlife Service once again has funds available to help owners remove dams and replace old culverts. The application deadline is November 7, 2014. The National Fish Passage Program provides funds to remove dams and to replace “perched” culverts—those that prohibit upstream fish passage because the culvert bottom is too high for […]

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  • Round Two SAW Grant Recipients Announced

    MDEQ has released the Round Two SAW Grant Recipients List. Those communities highlighted in blue will receive a total of over $91 million in SAW Grants later this fall. Congratulations to all of them!

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  • New Funding Source: Crowdfunding via Patronicity

    We blogged about this in July, and now have more details. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has partnered with Michigan Municipal League and Patronicity to create a Michigan-based crowdfunding platform called Public Spaces Community Places. Residents and businesses in communities can use it to raise money for their own public spaces. The cool thing: […]

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  • P&N’s pipe-cam helps clients stretch their pipe inspection budgets

    Many communities routinely televise the inside of buried pipes before they design a road or street project. If you have a limited budget, you might consider pre-screening pipelines using P&N’s pipe-cam. For a small investment, you can see inside as many as 30 manholes a day for a fraction of the cost of televising, saving […]

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