Great news from Florida……….Last week, the Governor of Florida signed the State’s Proclamation to recognize 2020 as the Year to Embrace the Gulf! They now join the other 4 Gulf States in this important recognition. In a year full of many challenges, this is welcomed news and a huge message to the nation regarding the importance of the Gulf of Mexico and GOMA. A big thank you to the ETG Working Group for all they do to keep the campaign thriving!!
The TX GLO Living Shoreline Manual Was Presented by Brad Young, CWB at the AllenES Lunch and Learn this Month.
AllenES was proud to assist the State of Texas in the development of this important guide.
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is thrilled to showcase this new #EmbraceTheGulf video by Guy Harvey Enterprises! He captures wonderful things about the Gulf and highlights our daily 365 messages. You should be highlighting them too. Get all facts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Thank you Guy Harvey and all our partners. Get complete campaign information from EmbraceTheGulf.org.
Our Construction Management Team helped complete the geosynthetic liner for two major projects last week. They worked long, intense hours to complete the projects before the potential negative impacts of the approaching Hurricane Delta. Great job, Team AllenES!!
AllenES enjoyed an interactive team leadership meeting yesterday across several of our offices. We appreciate the expertise and guidance provided by these market sector leaders.
AllenES welcomed the Environmental Institute into our Jackson, Mississippi office to provide training for Inspectors and Asbestos Management.
Poster Title: Beneficial Use of Dredge Materials for Marsh Habitat Creation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Presenter: Mr John Bourgeois
Abstract: The program included the assessment, planning, and design of containment berms in sensitive environments to restore coastal marsh habitat through the placement of dredge material. The projects included marsh restoration at the mouth of the Wolf River in St. Louis Bay and North Beardslee Lake near the Pascagoula River. The projects included containment berm design including stability and settlement analysis, consideration of wind/waves on the survivability of the projects, hydraulic design of weirs, erosion control design, and construction document development.
Poster Title: Creation of Living Shorelines on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Presenter: Mr Will Pentecost
Abstract: The project included the assessment, planning, and design to improve the resilience against seaward erosion of a stretch of Front Beach in Ocean Springs, MS through a natural system of erosion control measures supplemented with engineered technology.
Kyle Little, GIT and Jordan Hollinghead, GIT presented “Tools for Delineating Contaminant Mass at Assessment and Remediation Sites” for the AllenES lunch and learn presentation this month.
Rick Sumrall, P.E. provided an informative lunch and learn to AllenES staff this month focused on the importance, regulatory significance and technical process of completing a RCRA hazardous waste determination. We started the seminar with a Health and Safety moment. For those attending in the Corporate Office, they practiced physical distancing, and other offices joined via Teams online meeting platform.