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Wastewater Aeration System

By 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.

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.

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. Provides Due Diligence Services for Pentwater Township Property

By Environmental Site Assessments, Projects

October 2022

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) assisted with the due diligence of a property consisting of several parcels totaling approximately 160 acres of vacant land located within the Pentwater Oil Field in Pentwater Township. LEI completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on the property which led to the identification of several recognized environmental conditions (RECs) related to former oil exploration and/or extraction activities. A Phase II ESA was completed which identified the presence of hazardous substances at levels above the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Part 201 Cleanup Criteria. Therefore, LEI completed a Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) on behalf of the client for submittal to the EGLE. Documentation of Due Care Compliance, which demonstrates compliance with applicable due care obligations, was also prepared. The environmental services rendered will protect the client from cleanup liability relating to the known contamination and ensure compliance with applicable due care and continuing obligations.

Remodel of a Property in Downtown Muskegon

By Environmental Site Assessments

April 2022

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) assisted a commercial property owner with the completion of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on a property located in downtown Muskegon, MI. LEI’s services were designed to meet the lending requirements of a local lender and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In addition, Documentation of Due Care Compliance was completed and submitted to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) for approval. Reliance was provided to the lender and SBA for the environmental reports. EGLE approval was obtained, lending requirements were met, acceptance was provided by SBA, and the client’s financing was granted.

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. Continues to Support Grand Haven Businesses

By Environmental Site Assessments, Projects

February 2022

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) assisted with the acquisition of a 150,000 square foot industrial facility, with known environmental concerns, located within the City of Grand Haven, MI. LEI’s role was to conduct “all appropriate inquires” and to obtain cleanup liability protection for the new owner through the submission of a Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD). In accordance with the requirements under Part 201 and CERCLA, LEI assisted with the development of Documentation of Due Care Compliance to ensure compliance with applicable due care and continuing obligations. Exposure pathways were evaluated which led to the completion of a vapor study in order to address possible vapor intrusion concerns within the facility building.

Bathymetry Survey

By Homepage Featured, Projects

LEI was recently tasked with conducting a bathymetry survey along Muskegon Lake.  An LEI Project Scientist utilized LEI’s Trimble unit and work boat.  The bathymetry is key in creating a final design for site development and reclamation.

Industrial Compliance Projects in Louisiana, Texas, Illinois & Montana

By Homepage Featured, Projects

LEI assisted an roofing granular and abrasives manufacturer with industrial compliance related tasks at the client’s locations in Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, and Montana. Specifically, LEI assisted the client with storm water management and spill prevention and controls, to include the development of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans. A template was developed that allowed LEI to implement the Plans across the client’s multiple facilities, allowing each facility to have similar compliance plans for streamlined implementation and use. LEI’s knowledgeable staff were able to work with each state’s specific requirements, ensuring overall compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations.


Grand Haven Party Store – A Brownfield Success Story

By Brownfields, Environmental Incentives, Homepage Featured, Projects

An abandoned brownfield property, located along the busy Beechtree Street corridor in Grand Haven, has been revitalized into a new party store and fueling station. This is a major victory for the community as this parcel had been idle for several years and was on the verge of foreclosure.

LEI assisted a new owner with the acquisition and redevelopment of the site by overseeing the removal of four 10,000-gallon underground storage tanks; completing Phase I & II ESAs; preparing a BEA, Documentation of Due Care Compliance report, and Act 381 Combined Brownfield and Work Plan; and supervising the removal of contaminated soil and implementation of a vapor intrusion mitigation system.  To help offset the environmental costs associated with this project, LEI obtained USEPA Brownfield Assessment Grant funds from Ottawa County’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and developed a tax increment financing plan that was approved by the City of Grand Haven and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.


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