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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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Preventative Traffic Engineering: Leading the Way to Safety

This article summarizes an inspiring talk given by our traffic engineer, Ariana Jeske, PE, at the 2013 Institute of Transportation Engineers conference. Preventative traffic engineering refers to an approach to traffic engineering and planning that prevents, rather than reacts to, dangerous situations and accidents.  The key is keeping walkability in mind. The term “walkability” has […]

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Michigan’s Coastal Zone Management Program

About CZM MDEQ’s Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program promotes wise management of the cultural and natural resources of Michigan’s Great Lakes coast and provides grant funding for projects that support this vision. CZM is currently requesting proposals for recipients of its 2016 FY coastal grants for projects between October 1, 2015 and December 30, 2016 […]

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P&N mourns death of 60-year airport engineer, Bob Peckham

Our former colleague, friend, and consultant Bob Peckham passed away last week Thursday at the age of 92. We express our sympathy to his family, his long-time clients, and to his former and our current Traverse City office employees, Art Christiansen and Stephanie Green. Bob was a WWII veteran, devoted aeronautics engineer, and the founder […]

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Do you really need an engineer to design your trail?

Several years ago, I met Fred Meijer at a meeting. Mr. Meijer was well known for his philanthropy, especially in the development of bicycle paths across West Michigan. When he found out that I design these paths, he baitingly asked me, “Why do we need an engineer to design bike paths?” I gave him all […]

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Michigan Trails – Extensive Directory

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 […]

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Happy Michigan Trails Week! September 20-27

Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed September 20-27 Michigan Trails Week, and the MDNR is inviting everyone to go off-road and to be part of the celebration. “Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!” To end the week, on September 27, Recreation Passports and vehicle entry fees will be waived […]

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Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

The US Fish & Wildlife Service once again has funds available to help owners remove dams and replace old culverts. The application deadline is November 7, 2014. The National Fish Passage Program provides funds to remove dams and to replace “perched” culverts—those that prohibit upstream fish passage because the culvert bottom is too high for […]

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Round Two SAW Grant Recipients Announced

MDEQ has released the Round Two SAW Grant Recipients List. Those communities highlighted in blue will receive a total of over $91 million in SAW Grants later this fall. Congratulations to all of them!

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Aeronautics Commission honors Mackinac County Airport manager Paul Fullerton

Last week the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to long-time aviator and P&N client, Paul Fullerton, manager of the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace, Michigan. Fullerton has worked in aviation for more than 35 years serving the citizens of Mackinac County, Mackinac Island, and Bois Blanc Island. The MAC salutes […]

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Mark Lee honored in Hart’s memorial

On September 9, 2014, the City of Hart dedicated a memorial in honor of of our colleague Mark Lee. WWTP Superintendent Paul Cutter and City Manager Stan Rickard, along with the Hart WWTP committee, were on hand to unveil it. Mark’s wife and daughters were also in attendance. Paul constructed the stone monument with insight […]

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New Funding Source: Crowdfunding via Patronicity

We blogged about this in July, and now have more details. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has partnered with Michigan Municipal League and Patronicity to create a Michigan-based crowdfunding platform called Public Spaces Community Places. Residents and businesses in communities can use it to raise money for their own public spaces. The cool thing: […]

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