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Raasch to Present at Public Works Expo

by Jessica Pairrett 12. August 2016 03:46

American Public Works Association’s PWX (Public Works Expo) 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN
August 28-31, 2016

Gary Raasch, P.E., CFM, senior water resources project manager of R.A. Smith National, will present on two topics at APWA’s PWX 2016. Raasch will present “Habitat Restoration and Public Works,” which will provide conference attendees a look at a project completed within Wisconsin’s Native American Stockbridge-Munsee Community. A railway, constructed more than 100 years ago, greatly impacted the area’s ecological integrity. Special design considerations were required to restore the creek and ecosystem. Angela Waupochick, wetland specialist with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, is a co-presenter.

Raasch’s second presentation is titled “Kenosha County Park and Ride Project: Innovative Partnerships, Design and Construction Techniques Resolve Multiple Challenges.” This topic will explore how, despite critical timelines and tight budgets, the project found success through innovative construction techniques, environmentally responsible design and collaboration. John Steinbrink, Jr., director of public works for the Village of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., will co-present.

Read more on these presentations and find an entire list of this year’s presenters.


Above: Kenosha County Park and Ride Lot project.

Raasch Presents at Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Conference

by Jessica Pairrett 1. March 2016 11:20

Fox-Wolf 2016 17th Annual Watershed Conference
Oshkosh Convention Center
Oshkosh, WI
March 1 & 2, 2016

Gary Raasch, P.E., CFM, senior water resources project manager, of R.A. Smith National, is presenting at the 2016 Watershed Conference. Their presentation, “Reversing 100 Years of Railway Impact on a Regionally Valuable Aquatic Habitat,” gives conference attendees insight into how the Stockbridge-Munsee Community reversed a century’s worth of ecological impact. Restoration called for special considerations to wetlands and brought about challenges. Angela Waupochick, wetland specialist with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, is a co-presenter.

R.A. Smith National is also a sponsor of the Fox-Wolf Watershed Conference.

Read more on this and other topics covered during the annual watershed conference.

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