Michigan

  • Massive Dam Funding Program Proposed in Senate Bill

    Massive Dam Funding Program Proposed in Senate Bill

    August 3, 2016

    By James R. Hegarty, PE Senate Bill 2848: The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 was introduced by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) in June 2016, and is awaiting passage by the Senate. This is the most significant dam funding proposal in my memory. If the amendment passes, it will provide up to $60 million annually […]

  • AWWA-MI’s New Chair: Barbara Marczak, PE

    AWWA-MI’s New Chair: Barbara Marczak, PE

    October 22, 2015

    Barbara Marczak, PE began her term as Chair of the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association at its annual conference in September. Barbara has been an active member of AWWA-MI for years, serving on the Board of Trustees 2010–2013, as an officer since 2013, and as chair of the Membership Committee from 2001 through 2013. In her new role, […]

  • DNR announces opening of Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail

    DNR announces opening of Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail

    January 5, 2015

    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.

  • Michigan Trails – Extensive Directory

    Michigan Trails – Extensive Directory

    September 23, 2014

    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 […]

  • New Video of Rail Trail between Saranac and Ionia, Michigan

    New Video of Rail Trail between Saranac and Ionia, Michigan

    August 13, 2014

    We recently re-visited the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail from Saranac to Ionia that opened last year. What a delightful summer experience!  Be sure to check it out!  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F-sERYg9IE&w=560&h=315] (Change the video setting to 720p or 1080p [HD] for a clearer video.)

  • Ludington State Park wins ASCE Quality of Life Award

    Ludington State Park wins ASCE Quality of Life Award

    April 10, 2014

    The West Michigan Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers presented Prein&Newhof with the 2014 Quality of Life Award for its work on the Ludington State Park. Congratulations to our project team that was led by Barbara Marczak! Read about the project on our website.

  • New Video! Ride the Grand River Valley Rail Trail!

    New Video! Ride the Grand River Valley Rail Trail!

    February 6, 2014

    Prein&Newhof’s Scott Post, PE was the Project Manager and lead designer of the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail between Ionia and Saranac, which will eventually connect to the larger Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail. Check out this 240-mile-per-hour video tour of the trail that includes several converted railroad trestles, one of which crosses the Grand River. If you’d […]

  • Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    January 20, 2014

    Congress released its 2014 spending bill last week, providing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative with $300 million and the Clean Water State revolving fund with $1.44 billion, up from $285 million and $1.37 billion in 2013. “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative supports efforts to clean up toxic pollution, restore fish and wildlife habitat, fight invasive […]

  • Buchanan Welcomes Creek Restoration

    Buchanan Welcomes Creek Restoration

    July 29, 2013

    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 […]

  • DDAs and Economic Development

    DDAs and Economic Development

    January 3, 2013

    Not everyone is aware of downtown development authorities (DDA), or why they are important. Many cities have one, and Michigan has 35 of them. Prein&Newhof often works with DDAs on projects related to streetscapes and downtown infrastructure. Downtown is considered the heart of the city. It is an expanse of a few streets that are […]