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Joy Gemzer

Wastewater Aeration System

By Engineering, Natural Resources, Projects

October 25

Fruit and vegetable processing is a large industry in Michigan, producing millions of gallons of wastewater per day. Lakeshore Environmental’s project managers work with food processing clients to manage their wastewater in an environmentally friendly way. One of the primary ways to clarify wastewater in lagoons is to add mechanical aeration to support natural biological processes. For example, surface aerators (as shown above) can provide significant reduction in biochemical oxygen demand prior to land surface application for additional treatment and nutrient recycling.

Grand Haven and Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals Annual Golf Outing

By News

GHYP & HYP hosted over 80 young professionals at Pigeon Creek Golf Course for our annual golf scramble. Lakeshore Environmental was a hole sponsor and setup at Hole #1 near the clubhouse. I was able to talk with a good group of young professionals and handed out a decent number of business cards. We even had one of LEI’s clients as a sponsor – Boxed Water is Better!


Lakeshore Environmental Implements Seasonal High-Water Table

By Hydrogeological Investigations, Projects

June 13

The seasonal high-water table (SHWT) can be a critical component when designing developments at properties where the groundwater (water table) is close to the surface. Understanding the SHWT is necessary for constructing roadways and establishing base elevations for structures. Lakeshore Environmental can support residential development projects by determining the SHWT by analyzing the soil profile onsite for soil color, hardness, and other soil characteristics.

Dust Particulate Concentration & Noise Level Study

By Hydrogeological Investigations, Projects

June 7

Many townships are concerned about potential increased dust particulates and noise caused by sand and gravel mining projects. Lakeshore Environmental can conduct a Dust Particulate Concentration & Noise Level study to address these concerns. For example, Lakeshore Environmental tested upwind and downwind air particulates at a sand and gravel mine in West Michigan and found that the mine was producing no discernable dust. Noise levels near the property boundary were also comparable to noise levels caused by standard traffic.

Predicting Lake Creation Impact

By Hydrogeological Investigations, Projects

April 1

A Lake creation project requires a permit under Part 301 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, which will necessitate a Hydrogeological Investigation. Lakeshore Environmental has completed numerous Hydrogeological Investigations, including an extensive Hydrogeological Investigation for a site located in Allegan County, depicted in the below photos, to predict the lake creation impact on groundwater resources. Due to the complexity of the site and the proximity of nearby sensitive receptors, a groundwater model was required to obtain a permit. Lakeshore Environmental’s team of expert hydrogeologists and environmental engineers are certified in MODFLOW Classic and MODFLOW Flex, software utilized for that purpose.

Young Professionals Golf Scramble

By News

The Grand Haven and Holland Young Professionals teamed up for a Golf Scramble at the Pigeon Creek Golf Course. LEI sponsored a cart and our Lakeshore team took to the green. Thank you Sophie, Valerie, Nate and Ted for participating, and thank you Amie for organizing.