PEP Member News | October 2021
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We are excited to announce PEP’s newest scholarship winner, Riley McGlasson, a junior at Southern Methodist University. Through the PEP Science and Technology Scholarship at the Community Foundation of South Alabama, PEP awarded Riley a $2,500 scholarship to finish her degree in Operations Research and Chemistry.

We hope to see you in person at one of our upcoming events! You can find details in this newsletter and on our website about the Membership Breakfast, Reverse Trade Show and the Annual/Meeting/Awards/Mayor luncheon.

As always, thank you for your support!
Jennifer Denson, Executive Director
Last month, we announced our 2021 PEP Environmental Stewardship Award recipients! Over the next few months, we will be highlighting all of the projects. You can read more about each company and the individual projects at this link: 2021 Environmental Stewardship Awards.
Riley McGlasson is the recipient of the 2021 PEP Science and Technology Scholarship. Click the link above to watch a special video from Riley thanking our PEP members. Riley is a junior at Southern Methodist University and is the daughter of John McGlasson at Performance Contractors.

If you or your children are attending college or graduate school, be sure to consider the PEP scholarship program! The 2022 application process will begin December 1, 2021, and more information can be found at this link.
Growing the Gulf Coast: Alabama Port transforming locomotives into eco-friendly engines
The third installment of WKRG's new series features PEP Member, Alabama Port Authority, and their most recent Green Marine project. They are working on converting all of their locomotives into eco-friendly engines.
In mid-September, the Alabama State Port Authority and the Moffat & Nichol project team announced the expansion of the wetlands in Mobile Bay. The $2.5-million Upper Mobile Bay Wetland Creation project will expand the wetlands by 1,200 acres over the next 10-20 years.
The project team is currently receiving feedback on their design concept, designing 100 acres of Wetland Creation and finalizing their long-term plan.
PFAS are a hot topic with the EPA planning to issue national drinking water standards for two of the most common PFAS. A few days ago, the EPA announced its Comprehensive National Strategy to Confront PFAS Pollution. Part of that plan is to build “the technical foundation needed on PFAS air emissions to inform future actions under the Clean Air Act.” 
In August, PEP hosted a Lunch and Learn sponsored by Montrose Environmental Group on testing for PFAS in air emissions. Bryan Vining, Lab Director, Enthalpy Analytical, LLC, shared information on testing peculiarities, special considerations and reliability.
Join us at the PEP Reverse Trade Show at Fort Whiting on December 2, 2021. We are returning to an in-person format for our popular industrial reverse trade show. VIP tickets are on sale now to PEP Members only. Order your tickets before registration opens to the public on November 2!

PEP Education Seminar
Industrial Sustainability through Materials Management 
Dec 2nd, 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Fort Whiting 

FREE, but you must register by contacting Lindsey. The seminar agenda and speaker details are coming soon!
Join us on Thursday, December 9th at the Mobile Marriott from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for PEP’s 21st Annual Meeting & Awards presentation featuring keynote speaker Mayor Sandy Stimpson! Individual tickets and Corporate Sponsor tables are on sale now.

3rd Annual Pheasant Shoot
November 10, 2021

Dennis Lake Wing Club, Stockton, AL
11:30 - 5:00
Two Person Team: $1,000

Benefits the PEP Science and Technology Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of South Alabama

Only ONE team left! Lunch will be served, followed by a safety briefing and several hours of shooting high-flying pheasants. Includes shells, cleaned and prepped birds, safety equipment and beverages after the shoot. Inexperienced shooters are welcome!
Contact Jennifer Denson for more info or reserve a team.