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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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Musings on 100-Year Floods: From the Waterlogged Mind of a Civil Engineer

By Jim Hegarty, P.E. Unlike many Grand Rapidians, I missed the worst of Grand Rapids’ Great Flood of 2013. I was in Clearwater, Florida, reading the national news about our flood from the safety of my beach chair. Being in a relaxed and contemplative state, I began to ruminate about “our” flood in terms as […]

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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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Whitehall Lake Street Project Wins Third Place ASCE Quality of Life Award

The Lake Street project in the City of Whitehall will receive recognition for 3rd place in the ASCE Quality of Life category for Michigan Section of ASCE. This award will be acknowledged at the Michigan Engineering Conference, held by the ASCE and ACEC on May 9 & 10, in Lansing, Michigan.

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MDEQ accepting Wellhead Protection Grant Applications

The MDEQ has released the The Wellhead Protection Grant Program application for 2014. These grants require a 50% local match and assist communities in developing and implementing wellhead protection plans in order to protect public water supply systems from groundwater contamination. To win this grant, you will need: 50% local match through local funds, A  […]

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