News & Updates


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  • WSSI is pleased to announce the opening of our Richmond office. Rebecca Napier, PE will lead our operations there; she's joined by Michael Elander, PE and Beth Silverman Sprenkle, PWS. 

  • The Virginia Coastal Policy Center has recently released The 2016 Stormwater Bill: An Analysis of Perceived and Real Problems with Proposed Solutions.

  • December 21 is the deadline for nominations for the 2017 National Wetlands Awards, which honor individual achievement in up to six categories: Conservation and Restoration; Education and Outreach; Landowner Stewardship; Science Research; State, Tribal and Local Program Development; and Wetland Community Leader. The program is administered by the Environmental Law Institute and supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Forest Service, NOAA Fisheries, and the Federal Highway Administration. 

  • John P. Mullen, Principal Archeologist for Thunderbird Archeology, a division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. was given the 2016 Outstanding Professional Archeologist award – the Ben Brenman Award – by the City of Alexandria on October 5.  John was recognized for his work on the Hotel Indigo project along with Dr. George Schwarz of the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Underwater Archeology Branch and Michael Wilson of Carr City Centers, the developer of the project.  The discovery and excavation of the colonial-era ship in winter 2015-2016 garnered international attention. Click here to learn more about the project.

  • WSSI's Energy Balance article was featured in Stormwater Magazine.

  • The wetlands restoration project at Huntley Meadows Park was among the honorees when the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) holds its summer meeting in Long Beach, California. It has been selected as a winner of a NACPRO Environmental/Conservation Award! Click here to read more information. 

  • WSSI archeologists unearth major finds - a Colonial-era boat and Alexandria's first warehouse - along the waterfront. Click here to learn more.

  • The research website for the Huntley Meadows restoration  project is now up and running. Click here to explore!

  • WSSI has been working with The Peterson Companies and Maryland DNR to restore bass habitat in Smoots Bay. Click here for more information.
  • WSSI was featured as a "Stormwater Champion" in Water  Environment Federation's Stormwater Report. Click here!
  • Land and Water Magazine has a feature article on WSSI's Huntley Meadows Restoration.
  • Introducing WetBud! The first water budget model that combines the best facets of all known models into a windows-based computer program that is user friendly with an instruction manual. Click here to download the software and then sign up by clicking here.