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Pipeline Magazine Features P&N Presentation

The Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners (MACDC) publishes “The Pipeline” magazine quarterly. The most recent issue includes an article about the MACDC summer conference, and highlights from the presentations given there. Prein&Newhof’s Grant Specialist Jim Hegarty, P.E., Harry Sheehan of the Washtenaw County Water Resources Office, and Keith McCormack from Hubbell Roth & Clark, […]

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Coastal land conservation projects – RFP Released for Funding

The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP). The deadline is Oct. 11, 2013. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) anticipates approximately $3,000,000 may be available through CELCP appropriations and approximately $800,000 through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative administered […]

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P&N’s Tom Smith, PE becomes chair of Michigan Section AWWA

Tom Smith, P.E. became Chair of the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association this month. Tom  is a project manager specializing in hydraulic engineering and modeling at Prein&Newhof. Tom has served AWWA in several positions over the past years, including: Board of Directors, 2007–present Source Water Protection Committee Dist. System Practices Committee Water […]

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Whitehall project makes SEMCOG Green Streets Guidebook

The City of Whitehall reconstructed Lake Street as a green street last fall. The low impact design features are working so well that one of the storm water outfalls has yet to see water! Lake Street is located on the east side of White Lake, an EPA designated Area of Concern. Whitehall’s Lake Street has […]

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September is Aviation Month!

“Citing aviation’s vital role in Michigan’s economy, Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed September as Aviation Month in Michigan,” announces MDOT.  At Prein&Newhof we applaud this designation and the Governor’s recognition of the value and significance the aviation industry provides to our state’s economy. We recently expanded our airport team to be able to serve more […]

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Building America with foreign profits?

By Jim Hegarty, PE I’m always on the lookout for ways to help our clients secure financing for their projects, and the other day I saw an interesting proposal put forth by 39 Congressmen to create the American Infrastructure Fund (AIF). The fund would provide low-cost financing or loan guarantees to construct, maintain, improve, or […]

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Money for Dam Removals, Bridge Replacements

The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) has money available to help remove dams or replace inadequate culverts and bridges. The submission deadline is October 4, 2013. If you have a project that you believe would qualify, we would be happy to help you. Contact P&N project funding specialist Jim Hegarty, […]

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MEDC plans to offer downtown infrastructure grants again in 2013

If you’re looking to improve your downtown’s infrastructure, and you are a qualifying low– to moderate–income community (see list), you are eligible to apply for a Downtown Infrastructure Grant (DIG). Parking lots, curbs, street improvements, sewers and water system projects all qualify. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) expects to make applications available soon. Generally, there […]

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September SAW Grant Seminars

As part of our commitment to helping our clients win SAW grants for their asset management plans, we’d like to share this learning opportunity with you. You can now register for MDEQ’s September seminars on the SAW program at these locations: September 19: Roscommon September 24: Marquette September 26: Grand Rapids Seminars will run from […]

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$3.1 Million in Water Quality Improvement Grants Available from the MDEQ

Governmental units, nonprofit organizations, and universities may apply for funding for projects that restore and protect Michigan’s wetlands, lakes, and streams. Clean Michigan Initiative Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants – $1 Million (25% local match) available to fund best management practices in critical areas of MDEQ-approved watershed management plans. Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 […]

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Buchanan Welcomes Creek Restoration

Last week, the City of Buchanan celebrated completion of the McCoy Creek Restoration Project, which included restoring hydrology to a former mill race and improving fish habitat in the creek. A white oak lunker and multiple locations of large woody debris were added to the creek to provide havens for the fish. McCoy Creek is a […]

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Green Streets in Michigan – MLGMA Presentation

Prein&Newhof Civil Engineers Jim Hegarty, P.E. and Jason Washler, P.E. presented this week at the Michigan Local Government Management Association’s summer workshop about green streets and stormwater treatment, including three case studies of green street projects in Michigan. You can check out their presentation.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Voluntary Conservation Programs

P&N would like to pass along grant information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Our clients have used the Fish passage Grants to replace outdated bridges and culverts. USFWS Voluntary Conservation Programs

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Up To $9.5 Million Available From EPA for 2013 Great Lakes Restoration Projects

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects that restore and protect the Great Lakes.  Up to $9.5 million will be available and grants will be awarded on a competitive basis […]

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New Service: Asset Management

We’ve been talking about Asset Management lately, especially in connection to the MDEQ’s Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant Program. This is a great way to get money to jump start your stormwater and wastewater projects. We’d love to help you apply for this funding. An important part of preparing the work plan for […]

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Michigan disaster areas can get 75% grants to fix, prevent flood damages

Communities in the Michigan counties of Allegan, Barry, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Ionia, Kent, Keweenaw, Marquette, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ontonagon, Osceola, Ottawa and Saginaw are eligible for up to 75% grants from FEMA to fix flood damages or  mitigate the potential for damages in future floods. P&N has helped several clients build new bridges, perform structure […]

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