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SFWMD Releases Lower West Coast Water Supply Plan Update for Public Comment

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has released a draft of the 2017 Lower West Coast Regional Water Supply Plan Update (LWCWSP) for public comment, and anticipates approval by the Governing Board at its November 9th meeting. The Lower West Coast Water Supply Planning Region covers all of Lee County, and portions of Collier, […]

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CAUTION: Flood Zone Ahead

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Low lying areas throughout Southwest Florida are susceptible to increased flooding during an above average rainy season. Understanding water flow can help explain how easily flooding can occur and help guide cost vs. benefit decisions in the future. Most of us have seen the media coverage of the recent flooding problems throughout Southwest Florida. These […]

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Hydrographic Surveying Technology Allows Survey Team to See More Clearly

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Our surveying and mapping team recently added new echolocation sounding equipment to their hydrographic surveying equipment arsenal. Hydrographic surveys are meant to measure the depth and bottom configuration of water bodies. The Echotrac CVM’s dual frequency transducer allows our team to determine an actual bottom depth by penetrating through the vegetation, giving a better idea […]

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A Night on Lake Okeechobee for Operation Outdoor Freedom

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Johnson Engineering president, Lonnie V. Howard, and his youngest son Gavin were able to be a part of giving a wounded veteran a unique experience he won’t soon forget, Frogging on Lake Okeechobee. The two donated their time, local knowledge, and airboat for this year’s annual Operation Outdoor Freedom event in Glades County. Operation Outdoor […]

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The City of Bonita Springs Gets its First High School

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The home of the Bonita Springs High School Bull Sharks will be opening for students in the fall of 2018. It’s an exciting time for kids in south Lee County as the Lee County School District is building its first high school in the City of Bonita Springs. This won’t be just any other high […]

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Endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Banding Opportunity

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

While Johnson Engineering ecologists were conducting acoustic surveys for the federally endangered Florida bonneted bat (FBB) at the 1,972-acre Platt Branch Wildlife Mitigation Bank in Highlands County, they were afforded a unique opportunity to work with another federally endangered species, the red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW). The FBB project coincidentally occurred during RCW nesting season (April – […]

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Choose an ISA Certified Arborist for your Tree Care

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

If you need trees trimmed away from power lines, expert testimony in court over a vegetation dispute, or if you just want the most qualified expertise for a new landscaping project, you need a Certified Arborist. Arborists are specialists knowledgeable about the needs and proper care techniques for trees. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) […]

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The City of Fort Myers Adopt-A-Canal Program Still Making an Impact

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

In 2010, the City of Fort Myers launched their Adopt-A-Canal program. This program was designed as an attempt to decrease the amount of litter that flows through the City’s municipal separate storm sewer system, ultimately affecting the health of the Caloosahatchee River. The City selected 10 canals covering 12 miles of waterways and encouraged local […]

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Celebrating the Legacy of Archie T. Grant Jr. P.E., P.S.M.

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to Archie T. Grant Jr., P.E., P.S.M., our company’s second president and most influential person in the continued success of Johnson Engineering, Inc. Archie T. Grant, P.E., P.S.M., the company’s second president, passed away January 12, 2017. The best way we believe we can […]

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Johnson Engineering Pioneers Model to Get Water Quality Credits

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has a Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) program to improve water quality to State or federally-identified impaired waterbodies, including the Caloosahatchee Estuary and Imperial River. The FDEP requires local governments to participate in mandated Best Management Action Plans (BMAPs) to reduce TMDLs to these waterbodies. The cities of Bonita […]

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