On May 3, 2007, the Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Recognition Program announced the exemplary and innovative stormwater management projects that were recognized for helping to transform the health of our watersheds in the region. Gilmore & Associates, Inc. was recognized for our involvement in the Chatham Financial Center Headquarters project for retention basin wet-pond subsurface infiltration & native species landscape restoration (meadows).
The event took place at the third annual Urban Watersheds Revitalization Conference, held at the Kanbar Center at Philadelphia University. The Stormwater BMP Recognition Program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Water Department, American Water Resources Association (AWRA), Montgomery County Conservation District, Villanova University, and the Department of Environmental Protection (Coastal Zone Management).
The Bucks County Audubon Society Environmental Action Award for its conservation planning and low impact design of the Rapuano Tract. The Heritage Conservancy and Upper Makefield Township partnered in the preservation of over 176 acres of prime farmland on this highly visible property. The remaining 85 acres of the site are being developed in accordance with conservation planning and low impact design techniques that complement the preservation of the balance of the property. Innovative stormwater best management practices (B.M.P.’s) are designed to replicate the site’s pre-development hydrology, while the conservation planning approach seeks to preserve the site’s unique conservation values.
The Bucks County Audubon Society Environmental Action Awards are presented to organizations that have demonstrated a noteworthy commitment to environmental stewardship through their actions on a specific project. Gilmore & Associates, Inc.’s award for the Rapuano Tract follows a 2003 Environmental Action Award for innovative stormwater management techniques and sustainable design of the New Hope Borough Municipal Parking Facility.
Gilmore & Associates, Inc. provided the following services for the Rapuano Tract:
The Bucks County Audubon Society held it’s First Annual Environmental Action Awards ceremony on November 19, 2003. These awards were presented to corporations or organizations that, through their actions on a specific project, have demonstrated a noteworthy commitment to environmental stewardship.
The Bridge Street Municipal Parking Facility Project has received the Bucks County Audubon Society Corporate Environmental Action Award for the Environmentally Friendly Development Category. Gilmore & Associates, Inc. provided design and construction services for an ecologically friendly parking lot for the New Hope Borough Business District in New Hope, PA. Tom Hanna, PE, Project Manager, was present to accept the award on behalf of Gilmore & Associates, Inc. This parking facility was completed in October 2002, and promoted the reuse of land while recognizing the sensitivity of the surrounding features. The design incorporated Best Management Practices through a unique bio-retention system, which promotes pollutant removal and groundwater infiltration for the stormwater runoff generated by the parking area.
Gilmore & Associates, Inc. wishes to congratulate the Barness Organization on their Environmental Action Award for their Highland Meadows project. Gilmore & Associates, Inc. is proud to be associated with the Highland Meadows project through the preparation of the project’s sketch plan, engineering design, and land surveying.
Gilmore & Associates, Inc. is committed to a professional practice that embraces green infrastructure which includes designs that utilize or emulate natural systems to provide the essential services demanded by civilization while protecting or enhancing environmental quality....continue