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Study shows Manton Dam removal increased trout population

A recent study authored by the MDNR Fisheries Division and the Conservation Resources Alliance shows removing the Manton Dam in 2011 improved trout habitat and numbers in Manton Creek. Prein&Newhof worked with both entities to study, design and permit the Manton Dam removal. For more information about the Manton Dam removal or to talk about […]

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Grand Rapids – Grand River Flood Walls?

Nice article this week from MLive on how Grand Rapids plans to restore the Grand River while protecting itself from massive flooding using flood walls. The 2013 flood was only a 16-year flood, and it caused the highest downtown water levels in over a century. This will be an interesting challenge!

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P&N client saves $100,000/year in energy costs

PARCC Side CWP blower design named Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year The North Kent Sewer Authority’s PARCC Side Clean Water Plant recently received Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year Award for energy savings. Prein&Newhof designed a blower replacement for its aeration system, using a Sulzer ABS Turbocompressor. PARCC Side expects […]

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Muir Bridge groundbreaking set for January 28 at 10 AM

Officials from the Village of Muir are holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new $3.5 million bridge on January 28 at 10 AM at their existing bridge over the Maple River.  See the Youtube Video for a summary of this great story below. The Heart of the Matter The Village of Muir needed a new […]

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Looking to remove a dam or replace a bridge?

You might find help for these and other activities with a Sustain Our Great Lakes grant. Sustain Our Great Lakes now has a Request for Proposals available for grant funding for improvements to on-the-ground habitat within the Great Lakes basin. For 2015, an estimated $5-7 million in grants will be awarded in two categories: Stream […]

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Infrastructure Asset Management Plans – Helping communities develop long-term rate structures

By James Hegarty, PE I’m encouraged by Michigan’s state-wide movement toward adopting asset management as a financial planning tool for key infrastructure systems. This article supported my belief that to enjoy the current level of service from our infrastructure into the future, it’s going to cost more money. It’s easy to see the results of […]

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DNR announces opening of Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail

The Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that the 42-mile Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail officially is complete and open to the public. Check out MDNR’s Press Release here. Check out a short video of part of the trail here.

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SAW-Funded See Snake Discovers Rusting Pipe

The Gull Lake Sewer & Water Authority (GLSWA) operates a 4.4-mile long, 12-inch-diameter ductile iron forcemain. It handles nearly 500,000 gallons of sewage daily from the Village of Richland and the Gull Lake area. Rich Pierson, GLSWA’s Director, wondered for years about the 32-year-old pipeline’s condition. The problem: unless the pipe’s exterior is exposed, there […]

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Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Loans Guide Available Now

Prein&Newhof has just released its updated 2015 Grants and Loans Guide! It covers several common and many creative resources available to Michigan communities looking for help paying for their infrastructure projects. It also offers grant-writing tips and highlights case studies of projects funded by grants. To request a free copy of the Grants and Loans […]

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Help Fund Walker’s New Pedestrian Tunnel under M-45

The Fred Meijer Standale Trail will add a key connection when the City of Walker builds a $2,000,000 pedestrian tunnel under five-lane M-45/Lake Michigan Drive near downtown Standale. Using a $1.1 million MDOT Transportation Alternative Program grant and over $120,000 from the city’s budget, Walker still needs to raise $800,000. If you’d like to participate […]

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Grants available to help communities plan water, sewer projects

If you need help with a new or an aging sewer or water system, but there is no money to get started, you should look into two US Department of Agriculture grant programs—PPG (Predevelopment Planning Grant) or SEARCH (Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households). Both PPG’s and SEARCH grants have a median household […]

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Village of Lyons Celebrates Bridge Street Completion

Tuesday the Ionia Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Village of Lyons Bridge Street project. This project was completed this summer and features downtown and street infrastructure improvements paid for by the MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant. Read more about it here!

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Whitehall’s Lake Street Featured in Video

Prein&Newhof is excited to reveal a video that features the Lake Street reconstruction design in Whitehall. This was the first street segment in Michigan to treat all its stormwater runoff before it enters a surface water body—in this case, White Lake. This video shows the various “green” treatment technologies used in Whitehall. White Lake is […]

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P&N engineer runs 5k on trail he helped design

Last Saturday was the second annual 5K run/walk of the McCoy Creek Trail in Buchanan, Michigan. P&N Project Manager Dan Lewis, PE participated in the community event that showcases the trail that he helped design in 2013. Tom Smith, PE provided floodplain design and Mark Moored the construction observation. Lewis placed 20 out of 150! […]

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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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