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GSE Engineers Head to University of Massachusetts Amherst for Conference

Four engineers from Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, P.C. gave presentations at the 2012 National Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage which took place June 5 through June 7 at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The conference offered three days of concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, and management and social issues. The keynote speaker was Rebecca Wodder, senior advisor to the Secretary of the Interior, and the featured speaker was Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.

Michele Stottler presented “Beaver Island Wetland Restoration,” a project that helped the New York Power Authority (NYPA) win the 2012 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award from the National Hydropower Association.

Tom Sullivan presented “Shad and Eel Passage at the Conowingo Project.”

Mark Wamser gave project highlights during his presentation, “Removal of the Merrimack Village Dam.”

Gary Lemay gave a presentation called “Susquehanna River Two-Dimensional Hydraulic and Habitat Monitoring,” which discussed the Instream Flow Study Gomez and Sullivan recently completed for the Conowingo Relicensing Project.

Gomez and Sullivan has been a proud sponsor of the National Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage for the past two years.