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Protecting Our Streams and Waterways Through Erosion and Sediment Control

Protecting Our Streams and Waterways Through Erosion and Sediment Control

New construction and development projects often bring excitement and new opportunity to our communities. However, these sites can leave dirt and other construction materials exposed for months at a time and, if not controlled, can cause sediment and other pollutants to enter our waterways. In this blog, we explore the many tools used to control erosion and sediment on active and recently completed construction sites.  Read more »


Arbor Day at VSU: A Continuing Tradition

Arbor Day at VSU: A Continuing Tradition

Each year, Timmons Group’s Stormwater Team attends Virginia State University (VSU)’s Arbor Day celebration that highlights the many efforts made by the University to be a green campus. Read more »


Solar Farms as Pollinator Habitat? You Read that Right!

Solar Farms as Pollinator Habitat? You Read that Right!

As solar energy development continues to expand, several U.S. states and localities are considering regulations to encourage or require sustainable landscape practices to mitigate the impacts of solar infrastructure. Read more »


FOUR Earth Shattering Apps that Make our World Better

FOUR Earth Shattering Apps that Make our World Better

Every year for Earth Day, we highlight recent apps developed for our clients that help protect, sustain, and preserve our natural resources, communities, and surrounding environment. Of course, this year is no different! Read more »


Arbor Day at VSU: A Continuing Tradition

Arbor Day at VSU: A Continuing Tradition

In the spirit of both Arbor Day and Earth Day, the Timmons Group stormwater team spent its third year in a row planting trees and maintaining multiple Filterra treatment systems on Virginia State University’s campus. Read more »


INTRODUCING :: Timmons Group’s Landscape Architecture Team

INTRODUCING :: Timmons Group’s Landscape Architecture Team

See an inside look into the everyday lives, work and culture of our landscape architecture team during World Landscape Architecture Month 2017! Read more »


Timmons Group Celebrates Earth Day by Collecting Trash

Timmons Group Celebrates Earth Day by Collecting Trash

This Thursday, Timmons Group employees and families will celebrate Earth Day by showing their pride for Virginia’s waterways! Since the first clean up in 2013, volunteers have successfully removed 180 bags of trash, numerous tires, and various pieces of metal along the streams beginning at Chippenham Parkway and eventually entering the James River. Read more »


Top FIVE Earth Day Apps

Top FIVE Earth Day Apps

In celebration of Earth Day this Saturday, we have selected just a few of our projects from the past year that depict our dedication to sustainability and the conservation of our precious natural resources. Check them out! Read more »


FOUR Expert Recommendations on Successful Street Trees

FOUR Expert Recommendations on Successful Street Trees

As a public utility, urban trees perform crucial functions. All too often, street trees are planted without adequate consideration to the constraints they face in an urban setting. We have collected several general strategies for successful street trees and stewarding an urban canopy. Read more »


UPDATE: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Now Listed as Endangered

UPDATE: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Now Listed as Endangered

The rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) was listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on March 21, 2017. Read more »