Via the St. Croix River Association:
The St. Croix River Association will host a public water quality forum on May 14th covering water quality efforts that are part of work on the new bridge across the St. Croix River in Stillwater. The event will feature three representatives from the St. Croix Crossing project who are involved in water quality protection at the construction site.
“A lot of people have asked what protections are in place as the new bridge is being built,” said Deb Ryun, St. Croix River Association executive director. “We wanted to provide a forum for people to learn about what is required, who is the overseeing river protection measures, and have an opportunity to ask questions directly of those charged with river protection.”
St. Croix Crossing project representatives will discuss the project, including its history and an overview of construction activities, and Minnesota water quality and quantity on land and construction protection techniques.
“Water quality and the construction of the St. Croix Crossing Project”
May 14, 2014, 9 – 10 a.m.
St. Croix River Association office
230 S. Washington St., St. Croix Falls, MN 55084
Todd Clarkowski, P.E., St. Croix Crossing Project Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Transportation
As Project Coordinator, Todd is involved in the management of all phases of the project, including scoping, environmental documentation, design, construction, mitigation implementation, public involvement and agency coordination for items such as permitting. Todd has a civil engineering background.
Jennifer Hildebrand, Environmental Compliance Group Manager, WSB & Associates, Inc.
Jennifer has represented private and public clients in the storm water industry throughout the United States and several Canadian Provinces. She has made it her goal to educate and inform these markets regarding compliance program principles and proper installation techniques. Recently, Jennifer authored a top-selling industry publication, “Straight Talk: Strategies for Environmental Compliance”.
Matt Wassman, Water Resources Engineer
Matt has 19 years of experience serving a broad range of client types including private, state, county, municipal and rail. He specializes in water resources engineering design. His experience encompasses hydrologic and hydraulic modeling; highway drainage design, including storm sewer, culvert, waterway and pond design; erosion and sediment control design; Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans; bridge hydraulics; wetland mitigation and replacement plans; permitting; and preparation of final construction plans and specifications. Matt is currently serving as the lead Water Resources Engineer for the St. Croix Approach Design-Build Project.