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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 »



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 »



Planting Trees at VSU

Planting Trees at VSU

On Earth Day staff from our stormwater team spent time at Virginia State University (VSU) to help maintain the 21 Filterra treatment systems located across campus. Timmons Group staff and volunteers cleaned out large debris, silt and leaves, spread mulch and planted trees to maintain these systems. Read more »


Reducing Sediment to the Chesapeake Bay

Reducing Sediment to the Chesapeake Bay

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sediment pollution is the most common pollutant in streams, lakes, and reservoirs. Increased sediment decreases light penetration, making it difficult for vegetation and aquatic organisms to survive. Read more »



Why Become an Envision Sustainability Professional?

Why Become an Envision Sustainability Professional?

Recently, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) developed a new rating system specifically focused on civil infrastructure known as Envision. Envision is a rating system that is designed specifically for evaluating infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, dams, landfills, water and wastewater systems, energy generation and distribution, transit and other civil infrastructure – from project concept to operation. Read more »