constructed wetlands News

  • Call for papers constructed wetlands

    Aqua Enviro is inviting oral and poster contributions from practitioners, the water industry, academia, developers and planners: indeed all those with experiences to share. The conference will be held at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield on 13th - 14th July 2011. Abstracts are requested by 4th March. The ...


  • Constructed wetlands help keep farmland soil out of rivers

    Small, artificial wetlands can reduce river pollution by trapping soil and nutrients swept off agricultural land by rainfall, a recent study finds. The researchers recommend that they are used as a back-up option to soil management measures also designed to reduce runoff into rivers. Intensive agriculture can degrade and erode soil, allowing it to be washed into streams and rivers. This pollutes ...

  • Benefits of constructed wetland ecosystem services worth more than double the costs

    The economic benefits of the ecosystem services provided by constructed wetlands far outweigh the costs of maintaining them, new research has confirmed. Analysis of a wetland that treats the third largest lake in Florida, US, shows that it provides ecosystem services worth $1.79 (€1.64) million per year, against costs of less than half that figure. Eutrophication, an excess of nutrients ...

  • Constructed Wetland System Wins National Honor, Saves $26 Million

    The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) announced today that it selected Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates' (BLA) wetland treatment system in Washington, Ind. for a 2013 Engineering Excellence Honor Award. ACEC, the leading engineering trade association, evaluated 146 submissions and selected the Washington project as one of 24 to recognize nationally. ...


    By Lochmueller Group, Inc.

  • New wetlands for the River Till

    A pioneering project is taking place in Northumberland, to reconnect the River Till with its floodplain for the first time in over 50 years. Lead by the Tweed Forum in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Fenton Floodplain project is part of the wider River Till project, which will start at Fenton in the Till Valley on part of the Earl of Durham’s Lambton Estate. The Environment Agency, ...

  • Increasing the impact of Wetland Solutions

    Rotterdam, the Netherlands – To commemorate 60 years of Wetlands International and its predecessors on Monday 22 September Wetlands International co-hosted a global stakeholder forum at the World Trade Center Rotterdam, together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Netherlands. This was followed by an awards reception and a meeting of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Calif., Construction Company to pay $170,000 following illegal dumping to federally protected wetlands during strip mall construction

    Humboldt County contractor Dennis Wendt of Wendt Construction today resolves a federal lawsuit with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice following the construction company’s unpermitted dumping of the equivalent of 200 large dump truck loads of material into federally protected wetlands crucial to neighboring salmon populations. The wetlands are associated ...

  • Wetland centre partnership

    The newly opened John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and the University of Baylor have formed a partnership of learning based on collaborative research and journalism. The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center will provide educational opportunities to local schools and universities through research, classes and tours of the facility and wetlands. The wetlands, located south of Dallas in ...


  • Resource Environmental Solutions Selected to Deliver Wetland Mitigation Solution for Construction of Parkway Pipeline’s New Pipeline

    Resource Environmental Solutions, L.L.C. (RES) has been awarded a contract by Parkway Pipeline, LLC for a wetland mitigation solution from our Comite Mitigation Bank that enables compliance and permitting under section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Kinder Morgan and Valero partnered in the formation of Parkway Pipeline LLC for the purpose of constructing, owning ...

  • Wastewater treatment through Thai wetlands

    The WATER project, coordinated by WWF, STEO and WWT and funded by the European Commission, promotes wetland technology as a sustainable solution for water purification for Vientiane, Laos, bringing additional benefits for flood control, biodiversity and for the people reliant on marsh products. The That Luang Marsh, sited on the eastern edge of Vientiane, has traditionally provided vital ...


  • Highway Construction Company agrees to pay $60,000 civil penalty for impacting stream, Wetlands in Clarke County, Iowa (IA)

    A private construction company hired by the Iowa Department of Transportation to work on a section of Interstate 35 in Clarke County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $60,000 civil penalty to the United States for performing unpermitted fill activities that impacted a section of a nearby stream and three acres of adjacent wetlands. Manatt’s, Inc., of Brooklyn, Iowa, did not have a permit from the ...

  • Vermont Ski area ordered to restore Wetlands (VT)

    A ski resort in Vermont has been ordered to restore wetlands and streams that were harmed when the resort discharged dredged and fill material into the waters during construction of its golf course in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month ordered Jay Peak Resort, Inc. in Jay, Vt. to repair the damage done between 2004 and 2006 when it was ...

  • Vermont ski area pays penalty for Wetlands Violations

    A Vermont ski resort has agreed to pay $80,000 for wetlands violations to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the federal Clean Water Act when it filled in just over two acres of wetlands and streams and failed to obtain proper permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to EPA, a construction company working for Jay Peak Resort, Inc. placed ...

  • Water Agencies, Conservationists Team Up for Wetlands

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - An association of wastewater treatment agencies and a waterfowl conservation group will work together to help preserve and protect wetlands across the country. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies, NACWA, and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. signed an agreement Tuesday to collaborate on promoting the preservation, restoration, and management of wetlands that are valuable ...

  • Developer fined for despoiling Hawaii`s largest wetland

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday fined Frank Coluccio Construction Co. and Castle Family LLC a total of $68,000 for filling sensitive wetlands without federal permits. The fill, adjacent to Hamakua Stream near Kailua on the island of Oahu, affected the largest wetland in the Hawaiian islands, the Kawainui Marsh. Under an agreement with Castle Family LLC, Coluccio had cleared ...

  • Tillamook dairy owner to preserve hoquarten slough wetlands

    At least 85 percent of Tillamook’s historic estuarine wetlands have been lost to development.  Protecting these remaining Sitka Spruce swamp wetlands in Hoquarten Slough will help slow this decline and support the ecological health of Tillamook Bay far into the future. These tidal swamps provide important rearing habit for native salmon and function as natural filters to keep ...

  • Survey asks Missourians to place dollar value on wetlands

    The state of Missouri is asking for help from the public in placing a dollar value on any given acre of wetland by asking people to respond to an online questionnaire. Information from the anonymous survey will help the Department of Natural Resources develop economic tools to evaluate wetland compensation and the costs the public is willing to bear for wetland management and restoration. Every ...

  • Ayer, Mass. developer protects wetlands to settle clean water violations

    The owner and general contractor of a residential development in Ayer, Mass., have agreed to pay a penalty of $27,500 and to donate a 7.6-acre parcel to the town to settle EPA claims that they discharged pollutants into nearby waters without the required stormwater permit and failed to apply for this permit. According to the agreement signed recently with EPA’s New England office, Crabtree ...

  • EPA Settlements Restore Wetlands Across Southeast $1.7M to be spent on restoration and penalties

    Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized discharges threaten water quality and damage habitats. As part of ...

  • New Jersey Developer to Pay Civil Penalty for Stormwater Violations and Preserve Wetlands

    The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice today announced that they have reached an agreement with Garden Homes and its affiliated companies to settle their alleged failure to control stormwater discharges. These failures potentially resulted in pollutant discharges to the Passaic, Hackensack, Rahway, Raritan, Saddle and Delaware River watersheds. The agreement requires ...

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