Safe Routes to Schools, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Montague, and Helmets!

July 22, 2014


Montague Public School’s Bike Rodeo, May 20, 2014

One of the things our engineer Connie Houk does is to help schools prepare SR2S Grants via the Michigan Fitness Foundation. This year she was able to help distribute 12 Micro Grants of $700 to various schools. The grant money is used to purchase motivational items to help encourage students to walk and bike to and from school, changing their behavior, and becoming more physically fit.

Montague Area Public Schools chose to use some of the money to buy 100 bike helmets to give away at its 15th Annual Bike Rodeo that attracted 259 child-participants. The school added onto this event this year by having a Bike-2-School Day.


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P&N mourns the loss of Ed Prein, Co-Founder

We are saddened by the recent death of Prein&Newhof co-founder, H. Edward Prein. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Prein family during this time. Ed will be remembered for his vision, wisdom, strong technical skills, and committed service to our clients, all of which helped to grow our business. In 1969, Ed Prein, PE, PS and Tom Newhof, PE established Prein&Newhof, a […]

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USDA-RD funding options available for water projects

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development has several programs to assist businesses and municipalities with infrastructure issues in rural areas. The USDA–RD Michigan office recently announced that they have additional appropriation from the federal office for its Water and Waste Disposal Grant and Low Interest Loan Program. This program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking […]

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MDNR offering $3.6M in grants to fight Invasive Species

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is now accepting proposals for projects that will help prevent and control invasive species. Through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP), $3.6 million is expected to be available to applicants in 2018. The program is part of a statewide initiative to prevent and control species that can cause […]

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Cherry Capital Airport Receives MDOT-AERO Award

Congratulations to the Northwestern Regional Airport Commission at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) in Traverse City on its recognition as Airport of the Year by MDOT–AERO (Michigan Department of Transportation–Aeronautics) for its outstanding efforts associated with the rehabilitation and extension of Runway 10/28. Prein&Newhof’s airport team worked for 10+ years with TVC staff, the Northwestern Regional Airport Commission, […]

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