Vol. 20 No. 3 March 14, 2012

NWP/SPGP Seminar; Countersinking Culverts;
Lake Anne Dredging; Kids' Trout Fishing Day;
Rooftops to Rivers II; LID Seminar


Nationwide Permit (NWP) and State Program General Permit (SPGP) Seminar

New and revised NWPs will be effective March 19, 2012 and the SPGP will be revised with changes by June 1, 2012. In an effort to update the regulated community on these changes, WSSI will host the following educational seminar:

Click here for event details >


COMPLIANCE ALERT – All Stream Crossing Culverts Must be Countersunk

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is inspecting culvert installations during project compliance visits and has requested as-built surveys to be provided in cases where it is suspected that culverts have not been installed properly.

Read article >

WSSI Hydraulic Dredging Capability Solves Unique Challenges at
Lake Anne

WSSI has expanded its suite of pond and lake maintenance capabilities through the acquisition of a floatable sediment removal system (hydraulic dredge). The hydraulic dredge is ideal for servicing forebays, smaller ponds and lake coves that many traditional dredging systems cannot access. In addition, WSSI's system allows for on-site dewatering - which saves money by greatly reducing the volume of material that must ultimately be disposed of and often can be reused as a highly organic top soil or planting media.

Read article >

Kids' Trout Fishing Day – Back by Popular Demand!

On Saturday, March 31, 2012, Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), Reston Association (RA), Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), and Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited (NVATU) will sponsor the second Reston Kids' Trout Fishing Day.

Read article >

NRDC Rooftops to Rivers II Recognizes 14 Cities for Green Infrastructure Solutions

Cities of all sizes are saving money by employing green infrastructure as part of their solutions to stormwater pollution and sewage overflow problems. In an effort to help promote these practices, the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Rooftops to Rivers II provides case studies for 14 geographically diverse cities that are all leaders in employing green infrastructure solutions to address stormwater challenges -- simultaneously finding beneficial uses for stormwater, reducing pollution, saving money, and beautifying cityscapes.

Read article >

LID Seminar

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) will be hosting the Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists (VAPSS) 2012 Spring Technical Session March 23, 2012. The event, titled "Stormwater Management and How Soil Scientists can Play Their Part", will feature a full day of technical sessions followed by a tour of Low Impact Development (LID) practices utilized at the WSSI facility and a field trip to local development(s).

Read article >

Reading someone else's copy of Field Notes?
Click here to subscribe to our newsletter!

* * * *

About Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI):

WSSI is the leading provider of natural and cultural resource consulting services in Northern Virginia. The firm has worked on a total of over 2,300 sites, comprising 195,000 acres, and has created hundreds of acres of wetlands and restored miles of streams. Our team of 70+ engineers, scientists, archeologists, ecosystem technicians, GIS/survey/compliance and technology/training specialists, and administrative staff yield a unique combination of disciplines focused on wetlands and water resources and provide creative solutions for integrating the constraints of economics and land plan requirements with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. For more information about WSSI, visit our Web site at www.wetlandstudies.com.