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News and Updates from Our Water Resources Management Team

Stone's Water Resources Management team is pleased to present the following updates on two current projects, upcoming events, and our newest employee-owners.
PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Removing the Pelletier Dam, Castleton, Vermont
Stone's ecosystem restoration work at the Pelletier Dam in Castleton, Vermont entered a new phase this summer as contractors removed the derelict barrier and restored riparian habitat in North Breton Brook. In the latest episode of Lake Champlain Sea Grant's Restoration Roundup podcast, Stone's Senior Water Resources Engineer Gabe Bolin, PE spoke with project stakeholders to describe the project's history, how dam removals improve stream and riparian habitats, and why this project is especially beneficial.
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PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: Improving Drainage and Reducing Erosion at the Deer Brook Gully, Georgia, Vermont
Stone's water resources engineers recently completed a restoration project at the Deer Brook Gully in Georgia, Vermont. Since 2007, Stone has worked with the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, and many stakeholders to identify, design, and implement stormwater management practices in upland areas and in the incised and eroding gully. The gully receives runoff from roads and properties along US Route 7 and Vermont Route 104 and conveys it to Deer Brook. Stone completed final designs, supported procurement of construction funding, and secured permits. This summer we oversaw bidding and provided construction oversight for drainage upgrades and gully stabilization. The newly constructed improvements arrest gully erosion and reduce sediment and phosphorus transport to Deer Brook and Lake Champlain.
STAFF RECOGNITION: Meet the Newest Members of the Stone Team
The Stone team has grown this year with the addition of Stream Restoration Engineer Cameron Twombly, Water Resources Engineer Alex Huizenga, and Staff Scientist Chloe Eggert.
Cameron brings over five years of experience to his role as a stream restoration engineer, working on dam removal, aquatic organism passage, natural channel design, and floodplain reconnection projects. Prior to joining Stone, Cam served as a water resources scientist, completing water resource protection and restoration projects across New England, including lake and river restoration projects on the Saco River and Kearsarge Brook in New Hampshire, and assisting towns with MS4 permit requirements and water monitoring projects.
Alex is a water resources engineer focused on environmental monitoring, hydrology, hydrogeomorphology, and restoration. Alex previously served as an environmental engineer in Washington, DC, and as an asset management engineer in New Zealand where he scheduled and managed fieldwork, and performed data analysis and report writing. At Stone, he assists with site evaluation, conducts surveys and modeling, supports data analysis and management, and provides field support for a variety of stormwater, wastewater, and stream restoration projects.
Chloe is a staff scientist at Stone with applied laboratory and field experience in biogeochemical storage, watershed modeling, and water quality in the southeastern United States. While pursuing her Master of Science at Auburn University, she investigated non-point source pollution of geographically isolated wetlands in the southeast United States, utilizing paleolimnological techniques to assess biogeochemistry of wetland sediment, as well as how wetlands store and process nutrients from agricultural watersheds.