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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Green Streets in Michigan – APWA Annual Meeting Presentation

    Did your community experience flooding and subsequent issues this spring?  Have you considered using Low Impact Development (LID) or stormwater best management practices for your storm sewer system? Jim Hegarty, P.E. and Jason Washler, P.E. gave a presentation yesterday at the American Public Works (APWA) conference at Shanty Creek Resort in Belaire, Michigan, about how […]

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  • Texas Township Farmer’s Market Trailhead and Trail Project Wins Second Place ASCE Quality of Life Award

    The Farmer’s Market Trailhead/Mini-Park Connection project in Texas Township was awarded 2nd place in the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Michigan Section ‘s Quality of Life category. This award was acknowledged at the Michigan Engineering Conference, held by the Michigan Sections of ASCE and ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) on May 9 & 10, […]

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  • Pump Station Project Wins Third Place ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Award

    Prein&Newhof’s Spring Lake Township Wastewater Collection System Pump Station Improvements project has been awarded third place for Outstanding Civil Engineering Award with the ASCE. This award will be acknowledged at the Michigan Engineering Conference, held by the ASCE and ACEC on May 9 & 10, in Lansing, Michigan. Spring Lake Township is located in Western Michigan, […]

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  • New Prein&Newhof Officers

    At its meeting on Wednesday, April 17, Prein&Newhof’s Board of Directors elected new officers: Jim Cook, Chairman; Tom J. Newhof, President & Treasurer; Mark Prein, Vice President; Jason Washler, Vice President; Chris Cruickshank, Secretary. Tom, Mark, Jason, and Chris were appointed as our new Management Committee.    

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