Stream Relocation & Monitoring – Reynoldsburg, Ohio

For this industrial facility design-build project, STONE prepared detailed plans and coordinated the application to obtain a Nationwide Permit (NWP) to relocate approximately 1,650 linear feet of stream to allow for the construction of a 100,000 square-foot building expansion. The work included intensive prodding of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) review personnel and obtaining cooperation from Ohio EPA personnel to obtain the NWP. The detailed mitigation plans were also reviewed and approved by the Franklin County Engineer.

STONE was subsequently retained for preparation of the As-Built Survey, easement recordation, and construction reporting to the regulatory agencies and is in the third year of annual monitoring of the stream as required by the USACE. This involves assessment of the stream quality and evaluation of the meeting of permit performance criteria cited in the permit.

STONE also prepared a corrective action planting plan in order to successfully install over 2,000 live stakes of five different species along the stream corridor.

I just wanted to reach out to both of you & all of Stone for your outstanding effort, due diligence & professionalism on this project.

I’m certainly no ESA expert, but I was blown away by the detail contained in your report, especially given the tight timeframe that was required for delivery.

Please know that your work at Walnut Grove is very much appreciated by everyone here at POAH.

For the record, I am now a huge fan of Stone Environmental, and I hope we will continue our working relationship well into the future.

Doug Dempsey, POAH