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President Trump’s water infrastructure proposal shifts current funding models

By Jim Hegarty, PE The University of North Carolina’s Environmental Finance Center recently shared an article highlighting four proposed White House initiatives that could change business as usual in the water infrastructure funding world. The four concepts introduced in it are: $100 billion in incentives for projects that increase revenue streams and support economic development. A […]

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Thomas Smith named Chair of MSFA

Congratulations to P&N Senior Project Manager Thomas A. Smith, PE, CFM who was recently named Chair of the Michigan Stormwater–Floodplain Association (MSFA). Tom has been a member of MSFA for 15 years, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2010. As Chair, he is responsible for presiding over MSFA Executive Board Meetings and the annual […]

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P&N Professional Jonathan Nelson earns PE License

Prein&Newhof is proud to announce that Jonathan Nelson recently earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Michigan. To earn the PE license in the State of Michigan, individuals must earn a four–year college degree, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, and pass the Principles and […]

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City of Walker Pedestrian Tunnel wins APWA Award

Congratulations to our client, City of Walker, project manager Jason Washler, and our P&N project team on the recognition for the Fred Meijer Standale Trail Pedestrian Tunnel at M–45. This project recently won the American Public Works Association (APWA) Michigan Project of the Year (2018) for the Transportation category. This award was established to promote […]

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State of MI offering rebates for LED lighting

To encourage energy waste reduction, the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) is offering rebates for conversion to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). There are two programs with money available for distribution: 2018 LED Streetlight Rebate Program 2018 LED Buildings (Public & Nonprofit) Interior and Exterior Lighting Rebate Program MAE will match utility rebates up to 25 % […]

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Applications for MDNR Recreation Grants Due April 1

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced increased funding limits for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and for the Recreation Passport (RP) Grants for 2018. The LWCF maximum grant is $300,000, up from $150,000 last year, and the RP maximum grant is $150,000 increased from $75,000. Eligible projects include: Acquisition of property for recreation Development […]

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Need a Land Survey quote?

Get in touch with us today by completing this short e-form on our website’s Survey page. Our survey team wants to help! Our capabilities include: Addressing ALTA/ACSM As Constructed Boundary Surveys Cemetery Surveys Construction Staking Deed Mapping Drain Surveys Legal Descriptions Mortgage Inspections Topographic Surveys After you complete the e-form, we will contact you to […]

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SOGL Grants Available for Environmental Restoration

Sustain Our Great Lakes is offering up to $5.4 million for projects in the Great Lakes basin in 2018. Grant funding will be awarded in four categories: Stream and Riparian Habitat Coastal Wetlands Green Stormwater Infrastructure Special Initiative: Technical Assistance for Michigan Landowners Important Information: Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and state, tribal […]

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Great Lakes Fishery Trust Offers $500,000 in Grants

The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) announced this month that it has $500,000 available for grants to remove dams, improve Great Lakes wetlands, and perform stream crossing inventories. The application deadline is February 23, 2018. For more information about this opportunity, contact Jim Hegarty, PE or read more here.

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EGR Floating Bridge Approach Passes Two-Year Evaluation

Reeds Lake Boulevard in East Grand Rapids passes over a small channel connecting Reeds Lake and Fisk Lake. The large culvert carrying flow between the lakes had been slowly sinking, but repair crews kept the road surface from dipping by adding asphalt layers periodically. In 2014, the City of East Grand Rapids decided it was […]

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State of Michigan offering $100,000 Sewer, Water, and Road Grants

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is offering grants up to $100,000 to help qualifying rural communities fund local sewer, water, and road projects. The application deadline is January 16, 2018. Last year’s recipient projects include: City of Munising, M–28 to Foster Street Project, $150,000 Houghton County, Houghton County Airpark Sewer System, […]

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City of Montague Takes Action to Save Local Road

As Dowling Street leaves downtown Montague, it climbs a steep hill. The hill’s foundation is mostly sand, and an old retaining wall and vegetation rooted on its side slope kept it from sliding away. Over the last several years, the hill’s side slope eroded and slumped, threatening to take the sidewalk and part of the […]

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Walker Pedestrian Tunnel at M-45 wins ITE Award

Congratulations to the City of Walker and our P&N project team on the success of the Fred Meijer Standale Trail Pedestrian Tunnel at M–45 project. The project won the 2017 Transportation Achievement Award from the Michigan Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). This award recognizes excellence in the advancement of transportation to meet human needs. The […]

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Prein&Newhof chosen for PSMJ 2017 Circle of Excellence

Prein&Newhof is pleased to announce that PSMJ Resources, Inc. selected our company as a 2017 Circle of Excellence member. This is our fourth consecutive year receiving this recognition. PSMJ Resources, Inc. is a leading management consulting firm for the architecture and engineering industries. Each year it conducts a financial performance benchmark survey of firms, recognizing the top […]

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Peacy and Williams earn PE License

Prein&Newhof is proud to announce that Alyson (Flood) Peacy and Nathan Williams recently earned their Professional Engineer (PE) licenses in the state of Michigan. Peacy passed the PE Environmental exam. Williams passed the PE Civil exam. To earn the PE license in the state of Michigan, individuals must earn a four–year college degree, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering […]

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Cadillac City Manager wins prestigious MML Award

The Michigan Municipal League (MML) presented Cadillac’s City Manager Marcus Peccia with its Community Builder Award at the MML Spring meeting in Lansing. Peccia was honored for his leadership in developing Cadillac Commons, an innovative placemaking project in downtown Cadillac. Cadillac Commons includes the Rotary Pavilion, The Plaza, City Park, and soon will be home to a Farmer’s […]

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