Field Trip for Environmental Professionals
The Fort Washington business park and interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County has been subject to significant flooding problems for decades. To help this issue, Upper Dublin Township contracted URS (now AECOM) to design and build two new flood-retarding structures along tributaries to Rapp Run and Pine Run. This project involved an interdisciplinary team of professionals from Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and was successfully permitted and built within 3 years. The challenges to obtain the first regulatory approvals for a new “dam” in Pennsylvania since 1985 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Dam Safety, and Montgomery County Conservation District were discussed at PAEP’s annual conference in May 2016. Archeology, bog turtles, red-belly turtles, legacy sediment, visualization assessments, and the creation of a compensatory wetland mitigation site on a former soccer field were all components to creating structures that successfully control flood waters without adversely impacting the surrounding environment. Come see the structures and wetland mitigation sites in person and hear a synopsis of the project!
FREE for PAEP Members
We are sorry but space is limited to 25 people!
Questions? Call 610-832-3597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday October 6 , 2016 12:00 PM
McDonald’s Parking Lot
Dreshertown Plaza Shoppping Center
1650 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025
Participants will be contacted in the event of inclement weather to advise if tour will be rescheduled
October 6, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: McDonald's Parking Lot
Venue Phone: Deborah - 610-832-3597Address: