Newletters, helpful advice and other pearls of wisdom from Earthworks' staff.
A common question with the NPDES inspection process regards trash or construction debris and if it relates to the stormwater plan. It absolutely does! Trash and debris directly affect the stormwater plan and is a specific requirement in state Construction General Permits (CGP) to maintain. Most often attention is given to sediment and hazardous material to determine if a site is in compliance, these are only part of staying in compliance as there are many items throughout state CGPs th...
by Brooks Morse // 2020-07-25Read More
Five years ago, Cherie Koester left a prominent job with Maricopa County to start her own business. From her residence in Queen Creek, Koester founded Earthworks Environmental LLC. As the woman- and minority-owned environmental consulting firm celebrates its fifth anniversary, the Mesa-based company now boasts 36 employees and almost 800 projects across the country. “While our 5-year celebration is local, I’m extremely proud of my staff for the expansion we’ve made across the country,” ...Read More
2019 Quarter 3 Newsletter Click the link above for the PDF version of our 2019 Quarter 3 Newsletter.
2019 Quarter 2 Newsletter Click the link above for the PDF version of our 2019 Quarter 2 Newsletter.
Meet Cherie Koester of Earthworks Environmental Today we’d like to introduce you to Cherie Koester. Thanks for sharing your story with us Cherie. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there. Briefly is difficult. I was a statistic. I was a native girl in a small town in Wisconsin who then became a teenage mother at the age of 16. I made it a life goal to get out of the small town I grew up in not because I didn’t love it. I do love it; we go home to visi...
Red tide is a phenomenon caused by algal blooms. Algal blooms are when concentrations of algae become so numerous they’ll discolor the coastal waters. These algal blooms will also deplete the oxygen levels in the water while releasing a toxin that will cause illness in wildlife. The algal bloom is a result of excess nutrients, that cause a large growth of algae and green plants. As the amount of algae and green plants grown the other loose the balance and die off. When these algal blooms ...
What is a solution for maintaining and improving infrastructure to protect one of our most valuable resources in Southern Chicago and northwestern Indiana? As magnificent the Grand Canyon in the West, at a much smaller scale, the Midwest now relies on the McCook Reservoir for water protection. This tunnel and reservoir project, better known as TARP, construction began back in 2000 as a massive flood and pollution reduction project, evolved to better manage storm water and biosolids. The pre-e...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the Atlas 14, Vol 11 Precipitation-Frequency Atlast of the United States for Texas. This report released on September, 27 updates Texas rainfall frequency values. The analysis find significantly higher rainfall frequency values in parts of Texas, redefining the amount of rainfall it taeks to qualify as a 100-year or 1000-year event. The Atlas 14 study uses historical rainfall data to predict future events. This data c...
I had such amazing evening @thecambyhotel thank you to my family, my patient husband, my favorite five children, and the entire Earthworks Team not just in Arizona but my magic workers in Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Indian, Illinois and Minnesota. Such an #honor to be one of The Most Influential Women in 2018 in Arizona #earthworksenv #swppplife #noplanstoslowdown #whatsnext#bigtimerush #mypeople @ The Camby, Autograph Collection Photo credit: Mike Mertes
As the 2nd quarter of the year comes to an end, we are settling into the thickest part of the rainy season. The sunshine begins to hide behind thick, dark clouds that linger over head, teasing downpour at any moment. The rainy season started a bit early this year bringing rain from the south east coast up through the northwest, giving the entire state a taste of precipitation, large or small each day. In the state of Florida, the stormwater program dictates that a “rain event inspection”, ...
by Jeremy Chang // 2018-07-10Read More