The board of directors of Landmark Science & Engineering, a leading regional consulting firm specializing in site/civil engineering, environmental sciences and land surveying, is pleased to announce that firm associate John B. Gonzalez, P.E., CPSWQ, Maryland office branch manager, has been recognized by the Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) as a community leader to serve as Master Watershed Steward. He also received the 2017 Business Spotlight as Recipient of State Recognition by the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce, in part, for his achievement as a WSA Master Watershed Steward.
John B. Gonzalez, P.E., CPSWQ is a Maryland Professional Engineer and a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality who has completed the WSA, a year‐long training program focused on how to identify and treat stormwater runoff in and around local communities. WSA participants spend 60 hours in the classroom learning about stormwater principles, community outreach and education, and identifying resources and building partnerships to address water quality issues. They spend time in the field learning about the installation and maintenance of small‐scale stormwater management practices, and get hands‐on experience completing projects in the field. The class project included the installation of a rain garden and permeable pavers that capture and treat stormwater runoff from a portion of the Ed Walls Activity Center rooftop at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area (NRMA). For his capstone project, Mr. Gonzalez teamed with an assistant to the Charlestown Town Administrator to design and construct a rain garden at Charlestown Elementary School that would collect runoff from the impervious surface of a school playground area and convey the stormwater in underground piping to the rain garden.
The Cecil County WSA is a partnership between Development Services Division of the Department of Public Works and the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension. The program trains and supports community leaders in Maryland to serve as Master Watershed Stewards: leaders in their communities who can identify and assess areas to implement stormwater management practices, educate local citizens, and assist the County in reaching its Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) goals. For more information about the Cecil County WSA program, contact Marshall McSorley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eric Buehl at email@example.com.
Landmark Science & Engineering is an award‐winning consulting firm, started 30 years ago in 1987 as Landmark Engineering, Inc. The firm is one of the regions’ largest and most diverse integrated civil engineering and environmental consulting firms, providing professional services across the disciplines of site/civil, water resources and environmental engineering, land surveying, and environmental sciences including ecological and site remediation/brownfields. The firm of 30 serves clients in the DE, MD, and PA region from its headquarters in New Castle County, Delaware and branch office in Harford County, Maryland. www.landmark‐se.com