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GKY Approved to Serve as a Technical Assistance Provider for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

GKY has been approved by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to serve as a Technical Assistance Provider for the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund grant program.

NFWF’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay by helping local communities clean up and restore their polluted rivers and streams.  The Stewardship Fund advances cost-effective and creative solutions by providing financial and technical assistance.  Working in partnership with government agencies and private corporations, the Stewardship Fund awards $8 million to $12 million per year through competitive grant programs and directed technical assistance.  The next grant Request for Proposal is expected to be announced in the Fall 2013.

GKY is a national leader in managing water resources – combining advanced capabilities with the flexibility needed to complete projects faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively.  GKY has been at the forefront of the industry and has focused on managing water resources for more than 35 years.  GKY is dedicated to providing local communities the highest quality technical assistance in the following Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund areas:

  • Stormwater management practices and low impact development;
  • Water quality and watershed planning (MS4 programs); and,
  • Water quality monitoring and modeling.

For more information as to how GKY can provide technical assistance to your community, please contact Doug Fritz by phone at (804) 690-5177 or e-mail at dfritz@gky.com.  Information regarding the NFWF Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund can be found at http://www.nfwf.org/Pages/chesapeake/home1.aspx.

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GKY Welcomes Senior Water Resources Planner, Doug Fritz

Industry veteran joins GKY’s municipal stormwater practice in Virginia

CHANTILLY, Va. (March 18, 2013) — GKY & Associates, Inc., an industry leader in water resources, announces the appointment of Doug Fritz as Senior Water Resources Planner. Doug will work with Virginia municipal storm sewer system operators to implement pollution prevention programs to effectively meet regulatory requirements in a cost-efficient manner.

“Doug is a major addition to GKY, who provides unsurpassed knowledge of Virginia’s municipal stormwater regulatory programming,” said Stu Stein, President of GKY. “He increases the firm’s stormwater service capabilities and geographic reach as we continue to deliver unrivaled client service in a growing MS4 market. We are very excited to have Doug join the GKY team!”

Bringing more than 17 years of experience to GKY, Doug most recently worked as the Stormwater Permits Manager for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. In this role, he managed the NPDES construction stormwater and municipal separate storm sewer system permitting programs for Virginia. As the Water Quality Coordinator for the City of Chattanooga, Tenn., his job duties included the development of training programs, implementing outreach programs, and managing construction, industrial and municipal stormwater inspection and compliance programs. He also holds a certification as a combined administrator under the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program.

“As someone who has been on both sides of the MS4 permitting process — as the program manager for a regulated permittee and as the MS4 regulator — Doug provides an informed perspective on the challenges Virginia’s MS4s face in addressing their stormwater requirements,” said Doug Moseley, Director of Water Resources Policy & Planning for GKY. “He also brings a wealth of ideas to help communities not only comply with their regulatory requirements, but also develop and implement successful, holistic stormwater management programs. We are thrilled to have Doug Fritz join the GKY staff.”

As a recognized stormwater management expert, Doug has spoken at conferences across the country and contributed to numerous publications on stormwater topics.

“I am excited to be in a position to combine my regulatory knowledge with my local government common sense to assist our clients in meeting their needs,” said Doug. He begins his new position at GKY on March 18, 2013. He can be reached at dfritz@gky.com or 804.690.5177.

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