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October 10, 2013

Post-Flood Recovery

The recent flood events in Boulder, Estes Park, Lyons, Longmont, Greeley, and a long list of other Colorado towns and cities has hit us hard, and many of us are still trying to re-assemble our lives. Walsh is commited to being a partner in recovery as we rebuild, restore, and retain what makes our area so special.

May 31, 2013

Phoenix Awards Winners Honored at Awards Ceremony

HARRISBURG, PA (May 17, 2013) – Real estate developers, environmentalists and other public and private sector professional were honored at an awards ceremony during Brownfields 2013 in Atlanta, GA, May 16, 2013. The Phoenix Awards Institute, Inc. hosted the event to celebrate the winners for their accomplishments on 20 projects that spanned the country.

These sites are now used for LEED-certified green buildings, corporate headquarters, government buildings, college/university campuses, urban housing, major waterfront redevelopment projects, wetlands restoration, job creation and retention with “next-generation” manufacturing projects, and job training and community centers.

Created in 1997, this prestigious award honors individuals and groups working to solve critical environmental or social challenges, transforming blighted and contaminated areas into productive new uses and sustainable development projects. The Phoenix Awards are widely recognized as the outstanding award for achievement of excellence in Brownfield redevelopment. The Phoenix Award winners represent outstanding brownfield or environmental projects from each of the 10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regions.

2 years of awardees were honored because the national brownfields conference is now on an 18-month cycle. The winning projects were selected by a panel of environmental professionals and business and government leaders based on a set of 5 criteria: 1) Magnitude of the problems and project, 2) Use of innovative techniques, 3) Cooperative efforts of multiple parties to undertake the project, including financing solutions, 4) Positive impact on the environment (e.g., green buildings, greenways, energy use), and 5) Project’s general and long-term impacts on the environment and community.

The 2011 Grand Prize was awarded to Kroc Corps Community Center Project and the 2012 Grand Prize was awarded to Devon Energy Center Development Project. 2012 1st Runner-up trophy was presented to the Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. New National Headquarters / Ottawa Street Power Station Redevelopment Project. Conference attendees awarded the Kroc Corps Community Center Project with the 2011 People’s Choice Award and Ranson / Charles Town Commerce Corridor Project with the 2012 People’s Choice Award.

The 2011 winners are:
Region 1: Commonwealth Dairy Facility, Brattleboro, Vermont
Region 2: The Former Maxwell House Plant Redevelopment Project, Hoboken, New Jersey
Region 3: Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Region 4: Former Gautier Oil Company Site Restoration Project, Gautier, Mississippi
Region 5: Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Project, Chicago, Illinois
Region 6: Oklahoma County – Tinker Aerospace Complex, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Region 7: The Rose of Des Moines / Iowa USTfield Project, Des Moines, Iowa
Region 8: Denver Central Platte Campus Project, Denver, Colorado
Region 9: Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life Project, Palo Alto, California
Region 10: Port of Newport International Terminal Redevelopment Project, Newport, Oregon

The 2012 winners are:
Region 1: Modern Electroplating Facility Redevelopment Project, Boston, Massachusetts
Region 2: Revitalizing Hunts Point Project, Bronx, New York
Region 3: Ranson / Charles Town Commerce Corridor Project, Ranson / Charles Town, West Virginia
Region 4: Jackson Federal Courthouse Project, Jackson, Mississippi
Region 5: Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. New National Headquarters / Ottawa Street Power Station Redevelopment Project, Lansing, Michigan
Region 6: Devon Energy Center Development Project, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Region 7: emPowerU Campus Project, St. Joseph, Missouri
Region 8: River Point at Sheridan Project, Sheridan, Colorado
Region 9: Ohlone College Network Center Project, Newark, California
Region 10: June Key Delta Community Center Project, Portland, Oregon

Affiliation / Sponsors
The Phoenix Awards were crated and are coordinated by Liz Herfield, a brownfields expert, and are affiliated with the Phoenix Awards Institute, Inc., an environmental nonprofit located in Mechanicsburg, PA (Harrisburg area).

ALCOA is the sponsor for this year’s awards ceremony.


December 12, 2012 – Walsh Environmental has a new address!

The view from Walsh Environmental in Boulder at 4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300.

On December 7, 2012, Walsh moved its office headquarters to a more modern facility with a stunning view of the Boulder Front Range. The new address is:

4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301

Walsh Team


Mike Brench, MBA joined Walsh Environmental in 2012 as a field technician and data management developer at the Denver, CO office. He has two Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Fine Arts, and holds a Master of Business Administration with emphasis in Strategic Development. Additional education includes being a trained horticulturalist and arborist; training in building system design and Auto-CAD administration; and he currently holds a Building Inspector and Management Planner Certification. Professionally, Mr. Fitzpatrick spent fifteen years working in golf course management, and three years as an international policy analyst with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. At all stages of his career Mr. Fitzpatrick has been responsible for the development and management of various data management systems.

Brian Penn, EIT has joined Walsh Environmental as an Entry Level Environmental Engineer at the Walsh Denver office. Joseph worked for the USFS as a Civil Engineering Technician assisting engineers with inspections, design and other tasks required for contracts. He also has experience performing ground water remediation of water contaminated by gasoline.

Norman Kelly, formerly of CTL Thompson, has joined the asbestos and lead group in Walsh’s Fort Collins, CO office. Josh holds certifications for Building Inspection, Air Monitoring, and Project design. He has six years of experience ranging from asbestos in soils to project design. Josh has worked with the Federal Aviation Administration, GSA, University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming, Aurora Public School, Denver Public Schools, and Yuma School district and holds an Associate’s Degree in Business from Front Range Community College.

Dick Armstrong, P.E. has joined Walsh Environmental as Senior Civil Engineer and manager of the Walsh Fort Collins office. Tom brings more than 30 years of project experience to Walsh, and he is responsible for managing various types of environmental projects including Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment, stormwater, spill plans, environmental compliance, asbestos, and associated remediation and oversight.

Walsh Office Locations

2012 – Lowham Walsh LLC, Walsh’s Wyoming affiliate, has opened a Bismarck, North Dakota office to expand its offering of consulting services to the Midwest, which includes water resources, oil and gas, mining, ecological, surveying, environmental, solid waste, and GIS/remote sensing services.


2010 – Walsh was presented with an honor award for outstanding achievement at the Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers (CASFM) conference and awards ceremony for our work on the McIntyre Gulch project. This award is bestowed upon projects that best demonstrate an ability to enhance public health, safety and welfare; incorporate creative, unique and innovative solutions in design; and utilize multi-objective management to achieve goals. Voluntary enhancements of the McIntyre Gulch were completed as part of the site remediation and construction project at the newly relocated St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. For the project, Walsh provided assessment, design, permitting, construction documentation preparation, and construction support services.

2009 – Walsh’s River Point at Sheridan Project (partnered with Miller Weingarten) was named one of Engineering News Record’s Best of 2009 Projects.

2008 – Phoenix Award, Region 8 and Nationwide 1st Runner-Up Winner in the category of “Creating Significant Community Assets as Enjoyable Destination Points for Residents and Tourists”. The Phoenix Awards Institute, Inc. is an environmental and service nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring groups that remediate and redevelop brownfield sites. These awards were established in 1997 and are awarded annually. Winning projects offer a fresh take on significant environmental issues, show innovation, and demonstrate masterful community impact. Walsh and its partnered companies are proud to announce that they were granted the Phoenix Award – Region 8 and Nationwide 1st Runner-Up – for their work on the Northside Aztlan Community Center Project in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Downtown River Corridor Redevelopment Program used EPA Targeted Brownfields Assessment to remediate a former municipal landfill into a community asset with Gold LEED-certified community building and public access to nearby river and walking trails. Walsh assisted the City of Fort Collins during the planning, construction, and post-construction phases of the redevelopment project.

December 2007 – Walsh was the GSA Winner and recipient of the 2007 Environmental Award for our work on the Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse Renovation Project in Denver, Colorado.

December 2007 – Walsh/E & E, along with the Bureau of Land Management and other team members, recently received the Department of Interior Environmental Achievement Award for the Exell Helium Plant Remediation and Closure Team.

November 2007 – For their project, “Microhabitat Protection during Geophysical Exploration in High Diversity Tropical Rainforest”, Walsh-Ecuador was a finalist for the Petroleum Environmental Award, presented by the Energy Institute in London

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