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David Olsen (USACOE) talked about the 2017 Nationwide Permits

David Olsen (USACOE) talked about the 2017 Nationwide Permits

WSSI archeologists found these small beads at the Lyndham Hill site in Fairfax County, Virginia. 

WSSI archeologists found these small beads at the Lyndham Hill site in Fairfax County, Virginia. 

  • From The Washington Post: WSSI archeologists have discovered historic burial remains in Old Town and are working with the client, the City of Alexandria, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to determine appropriate action. 

  • Mark Headly, PWS, PWD, LEED AP (WSSI's Operations Manager) received an "outstanding" rating from his students at the Engineers & Surveyors Institute. Mark has taught a class focused on Waters of the U.S., Chesapeake Bay preservation areas, and permitting for nearly 20 years, over which the regulatory environment has changed significantly. 

  • Small wonders:
    Beads uncovered by WSSI archeologists at a slave dwelling are on display in The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Objects of Wonder exhibit. These petite artifacts were recovered thanks to WSSI's use of best practices (in this case, waterscreening soils through smaller mesh) when standard techniques may not have detected such small items. 

  • The Virginia Coastal Policy Center has released The 2016 Stormwater Bill: An Analysis of Perceived and Real Problems with Proposed Solutions.

  • John P. Mullen, Principal Archeologist for Thunderbird Archeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. was given the 2016 Outstanding Professional Archeologist award – the Ben Brenman Award – by the City of Alexandria on October 5.  John was recognized for his work on the Hotel Indigo project along with Dr. George Schwarz of the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archeology Branch and Michael Wilson of Carr City Centers, the developer of the project.  The discovery and excavation of the colonial-era ship in winter 2015-2016 garnered international attention. Click here to learn more about the project.

  • WSSI's Energy Balance article was featured in Stormwater Magazine.

  • The wetlands restoration project at Huntley Meadows Park won an Environmental/ Conservation Award from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO). Click here to read more information. 

  • The research website for the Huntley Meadows restoration project is now up and running. Click here to explore!

  • WSSI has been working with The Peterson Companies and Maryland DNR to restore bass habitat in Smoots Bay. Click here for more information.
  • WSSI was featured as a "Stormwater Champion" in Water  Environment Federation's Stormwater Report. Click here!
  • Land and Water Magazine has a feature article on WSSI's Huntley Meadows Restoration.
  • WetBud is the first water budget model that combines the best facets of all known models into a windows-based computer program that is user friendly with an instruction manual. Click here to download the software and then sign up by clicking here.