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Water Connects Us All – Asheville’s RAD Watershed Restoration team takes a holistic approach to managing stormwater

We are lucky to be a part of an esteemed group of professionals working towards improvements of stormwater management in Asheville's River Arts District (RAD).  Our colleague Jane Margaret Bell was interviewed for an article, written by our friends at our Asheville co-working space the Collider, that explains the project and Ecosystem Services' contributions.  Follow [...]

2020-01-06T11:21:57-05:00January 6th, 2020|

Kip Mumaw a featured panelist at the 2019 Baywide Stormwater Partner’s Retreat

Kip Mumaw of Ecosystem Services is a scheduled panelist at the 2019 Baywide Stormwater Partner's Retreat, hosted by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Kip is among a group of panelists including Shannon Lucas of KCI, Josh Running of Stantec, Joe Berg from Biohabitats, and Chris Becraft of Underwood & Associates.  This panel will be [...]

2019-05-15T10:51:11-05:00May 11th, 2019|

Kip Mumaw to speak at the Virginia Non-Point Source Nutrient Trading Program – Rappahannock River Basin

Kip Mumaw of Ecosystem Services is a scheduled speaker at the workshop on the Virginia Non-Point Source Nutrient Trading Program – Rappahannock River Basin, hosted by The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Friends of the Rappahannock, and the Land Trust Alliance on Thursday, July 26th 2018, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at the L.E. Smoot Memorial [...]

2018-06-27T16:03:44-05:00June 27th, 2018|

Kip Mumaw to present in Chesapeake Stormwater Network Webcast on Stream Restoration

Our principal engineer, Kip Mumaw, will be presenting in the Chesapeake Stormwater Network's Webcast, titled "Stream Restoration Revisited" on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  This webinar will focus on the pollutant reduction crediting and design components of stream restoration projects since the Chesapeake Bay Program approved the practice as a BMP in 2013. Please sign up [...]

2017-09-14T10:41:24-05:00September 6th, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-04-12T15:23:27-05:00April 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 [...]

2017-03-13T17:29:59-05:00March 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 [...]

2017-02-27T20:14:28-05:00December 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 [...]

2016-09-12T09:40:24-05:00September 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 [...]

2017-02-27T20:14:28-05:00June 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 [...]

2017-02-27T20:14:28-05:00May 10th, 2016|