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Environment Virginia Symposium 2017

Ecosystem Services staff recently enjoyed attending the 2017 Environment Virginia Symposium at the VMI Center for Leadership & Ethics April 4-6 in Lexington, Virginia. Ecosystem Services’ Principal Biologist, Brian Wagner co-presented with River Works’ Vice President of Project Development, Phillip Todd on Stream Restoration for Nutrient Banking. The presentation discussed the evolution and current practice [...]

Environment Virginia Symposium 2017

Environment Virginia Symposium 2017

April 12th, 2017|

2017 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards

The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, located on the campus of James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, VA, recently undertook a project to restore 1,080 feet of a headwater tributary to Blacks Run, an impaired tributary of the South Fork Shenandoah River. Ecosystem Services' design team identified that the project could be used to improve water quality [...]

2017 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards

2017 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards

March 13th, 2017|

Kinsey Run Small Watershed Grant Award

To kick off the Eastern Brook Trout Restoration Initiative, we are pleased to announce that our partner, Friends of the Rappahannock, has been awarded $193,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Small Watershed Grant Program to implement the first portion of the Kinsey Run Stream Restoration and Fish Blockage Removal Project.  Two existing culverts are [...]

Kinsey Run Small Watershed Grant Award

Kinsey Run Small Watershed Grant Award

December 7th, 2016|

NFWF Project Spotlight, “Engaging Communities through Flood Mitigation”

As part of NFWF's Project Spotlight series, Kip Mumaw of Ecosystem Services and Kelly Gutshall of Landstudies presented about "Engaging Communities through Flood Mitigation."  Many communities struggle to address flooding issues with limited technical and financial resources.  Flooding can be an important linchpin to start conversations about comprehensive stormwater management and watershed planning, which can accomplish multiple goals.  Kip [...]

NFWF Project Spotlight, “Engaging Communities through Flood Mitigation”

NFWF Project Spotlight, “Engaging Communities through Flood Mitigation”

September 12th, 2016|

Kip Mumaw, “Urban Stream Restoration for Permit Compliance”

Motivated by a passion for conducting science & engineering that results in lasting social and environmental uplift, Ecosystem Services was pleased to  take part in the American Ecological Engineering Society's (AEES) 16th Annual Meeting in Knoxville, TN last week. The meeting was an important opportunity to reflect  on the challenges facing society and to engage with [...]

Kip Mumaw, “Urban Stream Restoration for Permit Compliance”

Kip Mumaw, “Urban Stream Restoration for Permit Compliance”

June 17th, 2016|

Murray Run Construction Underway

We're excited to announce that construction on Murray Run is underway! Funded through a combination of private and SLAF funds, the project will restore 1,250 linear feet of Murray Run, a perennial tributary to the Roanoke River located in the central part of Roanoke County. As with all of our project, an emphasis has been placed [...]

Murray Run Construction Underway

Murray Run Construction Underway

May 10th, 2016|

Town of Kilmarnock Stream Restoration Project Awarded full Construction Funding!

Ecosystem Services ("ES) assisted the Town of Kilmarnock  ("Town") to successfully win National Fish and Wildlife (NFWF) funding and Stomwater Local Assistance Funds (SLAF) to restore nearly 1,000 linear feet of badly eroded headwater streams. Before construction picture Ecosystem Services has been working with the Town of Kilmarnock, Virginia, since 2014. The project started picking [...]

Town of Kilmarnock Stream Restoration Project Awarded full Construction Funding!

Town of Kilmarnock Stream Restoration Project Awarded full Construction Funding!

April 19th, 2016|

New Job Opportunity at Ecosystem Services: Immediate Opening for an Engineering Technician

Ecosystem Services, based in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, is seeking a motivated and ambitious Engineering Technician to join our team. Engineering Technicians engage in a variety of water resources engineering and related tasks throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. The primary focus of the position will be developing ecological restoration and stormwater management construction plans, assisting [...]

New Job Opportunity at Ecosystem Services: Immediate Opening for an Engineering Technician

New Job Opportunity at Ecosystem Services: Immediate Opening for an Engineering Technician

April 12th, 2016|

Watershed Retrofit Projects wins $47, 600 NFWF Technical Assistance Grant

Ecosystem Services is pleased to announce that the Watershed Retrofit Project located in the Town of Glasgow, Virginia, has been awarded $47, 600 through the National Fish & Wildlife (NFWF) Technical Assistance Funding! The beneficiary of the technical assistance will be the Town of Glasgow, located in Rockbridge County, Virginia. For this project, Ecosystem Services will implement [...]

Watershed Retrofit Projects wins $47, 600 NFWF Technical Assistance Grant

Watershed Retrofit Projects wins $47, 600 NFWF Technical Assistance Grant

April 5th, 2016|

ES Staff Discusses Invasive Species Management with Envirothon Students

Last Saturday, Brian and I had a lot of fun working with local high school students from Louisa and Albemarle County as they prepared to compete in the Virginia Envirothon, a natural resources competition. This year’s special topic, invasive species, hit home for us. Aware of the serious threat invasive species pose to natural ecosystem [...]

ES Staff Discusses Invasive Species Management with Envirothon Students

ES Staff Discusses Invasive Species Management with Envirothon Students

February 15th, 2016|