Entries by EarthTech

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Contract Award – Golden Gate Golf Course

ETE is honored to be on the team selected for design and permitting of the Golden Gate Golf Course. The winning consulting team included Davidson Engineering, ETE, Populous, and Parker-Mudgett & Smith Architects.  Earth Tech and Davidson Engineering worked with Collier County during the purchase process and provided due diligence services such as environmental assessments […]

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Staff Highlight – Licensed Drone Pilot, Nick Roach

Nick Roach is one of Earth Tech Environmental’s ecologists who specializes in single family permitting, bonneted bat surveying, protected species surveying, and is a certified gopher tortoise agent. Nick has recently obtained a Commercial Remote Pilot Part 107 Drone (UAS) License. This license is to ensure that people who are flying drones for business are […]

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Water Turkey Bay Seagrass Monitoring

Earth Tech Environmental recently completed a seagrass monitoring survey for the future dredging project that will encompass the channel from Wiggins Pass down to Water Turkey Bay. This monitoring project was implemented to help the dredging company prepare for what they need to do help avoid impacts to important resources, such as seagrass, throughout the […]

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Clam Bay Canoe Trail Marker Reinstall

  This September, ETE assisted Collier County Coastal Zone Management in reinstalling two Canoe Trail Markers in Clam Bay. These 32 markers help kayakers, canoers, and paddleboarders navigate their way through the mangroves of Clam Bay.     These trail markers can be displaced by hurricanes, repeated boater hits and human interaction, or naturally through […]

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Clam Bay Seagrass Monitoring

Earth Tech Environmental recently went out to Clam Bay to conduct annual seagrass monitoring. Seagrass is an ecologically valuable resource because it helps stabilize the sea floor, provides food and habitat for marine organisms, helps maintain water quality, and supports local economies. Can you spot the seagrass from the aerials below? Our ecologists took to […]

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The Value of Native Plants

  What do creeping oxeye, Caesarweed, and golden dewdrops all have in common?     If you said that they are all beautiful plants you would be…WRONG! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and while these plants may be attractive, they are all invasive exotic plant species in Florida. Invasive exotics have the […]

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Staff Highlight – Certified Environmental Scientist, Auston Germano

Auston Germano is one of Earth Tech Environmental’s ecologists who puts his boots in about everything, but specializes in gopher tortoises, preserve management, and vegetation monitoring.   Auston has recently attained a Certified Environmental Scientist (CES) certification from the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREPSM). He received his certification on June 3, 2019 and his […]

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Collier County Comprehensive Watershed Improvement Plan

Earth Tech Environmental has been busy in the field working on the Collier County Comprehensive Watershed Improvement Plan (CCCWIP), a massive, collaborative effort to redirect and restore the historical flow of water to Naples and Rookery Bay. During the early development years of Southwest Florida, extensive canals were dug to drain the wetlands of the […]

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Hideaway Beach Erosion Control Project

ETE is currently providing turbidity monitoring services for the Hideaway Beach Erosion Control project located at Hideaway Beach, Marco Island. The project is being done for the City of Marco Island, alongside Cavache, Inc. (the contractor) and Coastal Engineering Consultants (the coastal engineering firm). Completion is expected prior to the end of April, 2019.