Grading, Utilities, Erosion Control and Storm Water Management
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center building addition and parking lot expansion was designed be a LEED-certified “green building”. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a “green building” rating system established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Professional Engineering completed the civil engineering plans for this project which incorporate design elements that are intended to minimize the impact on our natural resources. Ephemeral wetlands were constructed on the site to slow and filter stormwater runoff before it reached higher quality wetlands and ponds. These wetlands along with several other raingardens installed as a part of this project will be used to teach children and adults about nature through hands-on, guided experiences. In addition, the plans were designed to limit disturbance to the maximum ability to protect the adjacent prairie.