Team Allen Engineering and Science was named one of six finalists in the Beach Outfalls Challenge competition, announced on June 12th.
We believe stormwater runoff can be better managed in coastal Mississippi. Improved stormwater runoff quality and reduced quantity via hybrid grey-green management strategies, stormwater treatment train approaches, and infiltration methods prior to discharging into the Gulf. In addition, if the concrete culverts and beach outfall pipes were replaced and the aesthetic improvements were made, tourists would be more likely to vacation in Mississippi rather than traveling to Florida or Alabama, resulting in more tourists, more recreation, and more dollars for our great State.
Fun Fact: AllenES Team members enjoy coastal Mississippi for food and fun; we camp, we canoe, we shop, we paddleboard, we sail, and we play in the sand. Team members participate in coastal clean-ups, seafood cook-offs, and stakeholder engagement meetings, and we attend special events like Cruising the Coast and Mardi Gras parades. In addition, we visit the local islands and museums. We also send our children to participate in Sea Camp and Shark Week through USM Gulf Coast Summer Programs, so we are planting the seeds for future generations to love and respect our coast, too!
For more information, please visit http://beachoutfallschallenge.org
Partner Announcement: John M. Ryan
AllenES is pleased to announce that John M. Ryan, CHMM, RPG is now a partner and Principal Scientist in the firm. Congratulations John!
Dallas/Fort Worth AllenES Expansion
Dallas/Fort Worth expansion: AllenES' new office will complement the engineering, planning and consulting work of our Houston office to offer service throughout Texas. In addition, the two Texas offices support operations in AL, GA, LA, and MS. AllenES assists industrial and public sector clients in developing exemplary projects while successfully navigating the regulatory landscape, financial constraints, and environmental challenges. Please contact us at (817) 500-9161 to learn how we can help you with your engineering, science or planning needs.
Baton Rouge Expansion; Brad Marler Joins AllenES
Brad Marler has joined Allen Engineering and Science, a rapidly expanding firm with southeastern focus.
Mr. Brad Marler joins AllenES as a Senior Scientist and Project Manager for their recently opened Baton Rouge office. Brad has 29 years of experience in natural resource management, planning and permitting for private and public sector projects. He has managed and provided senior technical assistance on large-scale capital projects where multi-media permits and clearances were obtained from federal, state, and local agencies for construction and operation compliance.
Rhonda Price, of the MS Department of Marine Resources, along with Dr. Melissa Pringle and Kimberly Miller of AllenES presented at the 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and 25th Biennial Meeting of The Coastal Society. Their topic was Nature Based Tourism Planning for Environmental and Economic Benefit: Developing a Nature Based Tourism Plan for South Mississippi.
See the Summit website for more info: www.estuaries.org/Summit
A Nature-Based Tourism Management Plan and updated website are elevating Mississippi’s coastal visibility and boosting the economic value of an industry.
See the GOMA website for detailed schedule: Click Here
MMA Environmental and Safety Conference
Andrew Covington of AllenES will lead a roundtable discussion at the MMA Environmental and Safety Conference in Philadelphia, MS.
See the MMA website for detailed schedule: Click Here
Melissa Pringle of AllenES spoke with Paige Felts and Joe Dalrymple at the SouthEastern Environmental Conference on October 24-26 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. The team presented the Bon Secour River, Oyster Bay, and Skunk Bayou Watershed Management Plan.
See the conference website for more info: http://alabamasafestate.ua.edu/environmental-conference/
Jay Estes moderated a panel discussion at the Mississippi Municipal League Annual Conference in Biloxi, MS. Discussion included topics such as: funding and financing options, planning and design considerations for green infrastructure, policy considerations for green infrastructure, and the costs and benefits associated with green infrastructure. AllenES also had a booth in the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference.
News: GOMA All Hands Meeting
News: Governors' Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts Now Available
This plan showcases reorganized Teams, new focus areas, and direction for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance nonprofit. Approved by all five Gulf Coast governors. #GOMA
News: Green Infrastructure Workshop
AllenES and MDEQ hosted a workshop on Green Infrastructure as it relates to water quality management. For those who develop in a designated and permitted Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) such as Rankin County. Regulations are changing, and enforcement is being ramped up regarding onsite storage and treatment of stormwater. For more information email: mpringle@AllenES.com
News: Estes Speaks at EPA Region IV Wet Weather Stormwater Conference
Jay Estes of AllenES spoke at the EPA Region 4 Wet Weather Stormwater Conference in Nashville, TN on May 18th, 2016. He presented Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Development to Better Manage Stormwater. He provided an overview of 3 Mississippi case studies including Ocean Springs green infrastructure projects, B.B. Jennings Urban Park Restoration and the Ross Barnett Rezonate Project.
News: AllenES Sponsors MSDMR State of Our Coast Conference
AllenES was a proud sponsor of the MS Department of Marine Resources State of Our Coast conference on May 10th, 2016. Please click here for agenda.
News: AllenES Hosts EPA Green Infrastructure Workshop
EPA, MDEQ, DMR, MAPA and AllenES all conducted a workshop on April 14th-15th, 2016 in Ridgeland, MS focusing on water quality and non-point source pollution management practices utilizing Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) techniques
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AllenES employee Kimberly Miller was appointed to the Ft. Worth, Texas Urban Design Commission. Appointed to a 2 year term expiring in 2017, Miller will serve with 8 other members of the Commission to:
Dr. Melissa Pringle spoke July 17th, 2015 at the "Planning for Resiliency: Prepare Now to Save Later" workshop hosted by the Mississippi- Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program and the MS chapter of the American Planning Assocation.
EPA, MDEQ, DMR, MAPA and AllenES all conducted a workshop on July 15-16th, 2015 in Biloxi, MS focusing on water quality and non-point source pollution management practices utilizing Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) techniques.
Dr. Melissa Pringle presented “Coastal Restoration and Resilience Projects” at the Southeastern Environmental Law and Regulation Conference in Destin, Florida.
News: GOMA All Hands Meeting
The 2015 Gulf of Mexico Alliance annual All Hands meeting was held June 16-18, 2015 in Biloxi, Mississippi.
May 15, 2015
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources hosted the first regional meeting to discuss the State of Our Coast.
April 28, 2015
Allen Engineering and Science, a consulting and engineering firm headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, would like to announce Kyle McCulloch has been made partner.
February 3, 2015
Dr. Melissa Pringle of AllenES moderated a panel discussion on Water Management at the 3rd Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Development Pre-Summit Workshop in New Orleans.
February 4-5, 2015
The 3rd Annual Tuscaloosa Marine Shale and Development Summit and Exhibit took place in New Orleans, Louisiana from February 4-5, 2015.
February 6, 2015
Kimberly Miller of AllenES spoke at the Climate Resilience and Adaptation Symposium of the American Planning Association, held at the University of Texas at Arlington
Jay Estes of AllenES spoke on Redeveloping Brownfields at the Delta Brownfields Workshop ...
News: AllenES Bays and Bayous Conference
Dec 2-3, 2014
Dr. Melissa Pringle of Allen Engineering and Science spoke at the 2014 Bays and Bayous Symposium in Mobile, AL. Her topic was "Living Shorelines and the Alternative Shoreline Management Guidebook".
News: AllenES Hosts Living Shoreline Vendor Expo
November 18, 2014
AllenES hosted a Living Shoreline Expo in Biloxi, MS to provide a better understanding of shoreline management strategies that improve natural habitats. Local vendors of living shoreline products were onsite at the Expo.
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November 5, 2014
Dr. Melissa Pringle and Willa Brantley of MS DMR presented at the Restore America’s Estuaries conference in November 2014.
October 16, 2014
The Mississippi Chapter of The Nature Conservancy celebrated 25 years! The 25th Anniversary Event was held ...
October 13, 2014
John Ryan, a Senior Geologist with AllenES, spoke to the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen (MAPL) on how landmen can help operators with the multitude of environmental, regulatory and ...
August 11, 2014
AllenES assisted the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) with the development and implementation of the Resilient Marina Initiative across the Gulf Coast states.
May 29, 2014
We congratulate AllenES Senior Planner and Engineer Tammy Wisco on passing her American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam!
May 8, 2014
The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale has become an increasingly attractive target for oil companies as the cost of extraction continues to decrease. A significant challenge operators will need to overcome is securing and managing the large amounts of water required...
March 24, 2014
Striking the balance between shoreline development and coastal resources protection is a challenge in all coastal states and is clearly evident when discussing coastal shoreline stabilization and management.
February 12, 2014
Scientists and other professionals working with issues related to water quality and land use have long understood the connection between local land use decisions and their potential impact on water quality. It has only been in recent years that the notion of land use decisions having a direct impact on water quality has entered into public discourse.
January 29, 2014
Providing wastewater collection and treatment for new developments has long been a difficult and expensive cost proposition for new developments that are beyond the reach of centralized wastewater collection and treatment systems. Now there is new technology available...
January 01, 2014
Eco-Systems, Inc. has announced that the new company name is Allen Engineering and Science. Company President, Jeff Allen, P.E., said the "new name coincides with the company's continued growth and expansion into new markets, and our firm's twentieth year anniversary of being in business."
September 05, 2013
Two broad strategies for handling stormwater runoff are conventional stormwater management practices and low impact development practices (LID). Learn more about them here:
August 06, 2013
In April 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) published for comment two (2) draft vapor intrusion guidance documents. What does this mean for you?
July 09, 2013
In December 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared the urban area of DeSoto County as a "nonattainment area" for ozone along with several suburban counties around Memphis. What does this mean for you?
July 02, 2013
Allen Engineering and Science can assist communities who would like to submit a Choice Neighborhood grants for the September 2013 cycle as well as those who would like to pursue brownfields and historic preservation opportunities.
June 04, 2013
Concern over excessive nutrients in our nation's waterbodies led the EPA to develop a National Nutrient Strategy and mandates each state to develop and implement Numeric Nutrient Criteria (NNC) plans.
May 21, 2013
Allen Engineering and Science is pleased to be an active partner with the City of McComb and key stakeholders working to see the dream of a new health clinic and a revitalized downtown McComb become reality.
May 17, 2013
Chartre Company is converting the vacant Bellsouth Building in Downtown Meridian into a 27-unit luxury apartment building. Allen Engineering and Science is preparing the architectural drawings.
May 14, 2013
MBREC was created in 1998 and incorporated in 2000 as a non-profit corporation dedicated to furthering the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Mississippi.
May 08, 2013
Allen Engineering and Science was proud to author the Clean & Resilient Marina Guidebook for the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA).
May 07, 2013
Article by Allen Engineering and Science Staff Scientist Courtney VanderSchaaf reviewing Municipal Stormwater Regulations.
April 30, 2013
Andrew manages the firm's Meridian, Mississippi office, where his primary areas of expertise are manufacturing, wood products, chemical, and oil and gas.