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Waters of the United States

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Is the property you own an upland or a wetland. If it is a wetland, is it regulated. These may seem like simple questions to answer. The fewer types of land covers there are, it seems the more challenging the categorization is in the field. With only two major types, a lot of work must […]

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Macroinvertebrates of Canals, Streams, and Wetlands of Southwest Florida

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Aquatic macroinvertebrates are a diverse group of organisms that form important trophic linkages to higher level consumers like fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small mammals, including many listed species. In a typical Florida wetland you may find several classes of aquatic animals including bivalves, crustaceans, insects, gastropods, worms, and even sponges. Aquatic invertebrates have a […]

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Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants 2015

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

At this year’s Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) annual conference in Orlando, one issue in particular created quite the buzz. After 17 years, The Florida Grades and Standards for Nursery Plants, or simply “Grades and Standards,” has been updated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The update […]

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Using GIS-Modeling to Address a State Wetland Mitigation Banking Policy

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Wetland mitigation banks can provide a solution for offsetting unavoidable wetland impacts from transportation projects and developments. However, the use of mitigation bank credits is regulated by both the State of Florida and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Being able to meet regulatory requirements can mean more competitive pricing for credit buyers, and the […]

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Key Marco CDD Promoting Efficient Use of Water

Monday, June 29th, 2015

With the dry season over, Key Marco Community Development District (CDD) is reaping the benefits of a new pump station that captures normally wasted potable water, pumping it back to their lined irrigation pond for future irrigation use. The seasonal lifestyle has the demand for potable water at Key Marco CDD low, at times causing […]

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WETPLAN – Watershed Education Training – Ponds, Lakes And Neighborhoods

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Most Southwest Florida residents who live on a lake or pond may not realize that their waterfront views are actually stormwater detention ponds built for runoff attenuation and treatment to improve water quality before discharging into the Gulf of Mexico. These ponds were actually carved out to supply soil for the foundation of the development, […]

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Florida Stormwater Association Conference

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Engineers, scientists, managers, policy makers, and elected officials from throughout Florida came together June 17-19 to look for innovative and cost-effective solutions to common problems relating to stormwater management and finance at the annual FSA conference. Johnson Engineering Environmental Scientist, Tim Denison was part of the FSA planning committee who helped organize the successful conference […]

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Not all Ponds are Created Equal

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Johnson Engineering team members Mike Lohr, P.S.M. and Kim Arnold, P.G., along with Sarasota County Environmental Manager John Ryan, presented at the 2015 Florida Stormwater Association (FSA) conference held June 17-19. The team presented their findings from studies of wet detention pond discharge behavior. The presentation focused on the ongoing study of discharge frequency at […]

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Lee County Port Authority Working to Keep the Skies Safe

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The Southwest Florida International Airport’s (RSW) Hazardous Wildlife Remediation project is helping protect aircraft and passengers through habitat modifications intended to deter wildlife from being attracted to the airport property. Catastrophe can strike when birds share airspace with aircraft. One example of this issue made national headlines when Flight 1549 went down in the Hudson […]

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The New Village of Estero

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Calling Lee County home for the last 70 years, it’s an exciting time for us to see Southwest Florida continue to take shape as the residents of Estero formed their own village. Considered part of unincorporated Lee County until the November 2014 election, Estero lies in southern Lee County, just south of Fort Myers and […]

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