WRA’s Environmental Manager Presents at Stetson University (Deland, FL)

The newly established Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University (Deland, FL) asked WRA’s Environmental Manager and Stetson alumni Matthew Miller, to present to students and faculty a project that would best encompass the vision for the Institute. The presentation he chose, “Wetland Recovery and Management in a Shallow, Freshwater Wellfield in Southwest Florida” detailed the Englewood Water District’s (EWD) …

Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent Florida

WRA can be your first point of contact if you are informed that these protected species exist on your property. An onsite relocation may require an Agent, and an offsite relocation will always require an Authorized Agent. Agents may use various methods to capture and relocate gopher tortoises, including but not limited to bucket trapping, live trapping, and hand shovel …

Little Bayou Restoration

Little Bayou Coastal Restoration Project Echelon Commercial, LLC Pinellas County, FL Water Resource Associates, (WRA) designed, permitted and construction managed little Bayou Coastal Restoration located in St. Petersburg, Florida.  This project was a SWFWMD SWIM and City of St. Petersburg initiative that was implemented by WRA as part of a wetland mitigation requirement for a permitted wetland impact in the …

Jabil Office Campus

Jabil Office and Manufacturing Campus St. Petersburg, FL The initial phase of the project included a public / private partnership with the City of St. Petersburg and Jabil Circuits.  WRA project manager and engineer of record, Mark Farrell, envisioned the opportunity to use Jabil’s property to effectively dispose of the City of St. Petersburg’s Lake Maggiore dredge material.  The project …

St. Petersburg Drainage

St. Petersburg Drainage Ditch Conveyance Improvements Pinellas County, FL Water Resource Associates, (WRA) designed, permitted and managed construction for the conveyance improvements within a City of St. Petersburg Drainage Ditch east of 4th Street South just north of 55th Avenue South. The improvements were associated with the Little Bayou Coastal Restoration Project, a public/private partnership facilitated by WRA as part …

Jabil Campus Wetlands

Jabil Office Campus Wetland Restoration City of St. Petersburg, Florida WRA provided engineering, environmental and permitting services for Jabil Circuit’s proposed office corporate headwaters in Pinellas County. This 96-acre property was the largest undeveloped tract in St. Petersburg, and due to unanticipated spoil disposal problems the City was targeting this private property for emergency disposal of dredge spoil from Lake …

Weedon Island Preserve

Weedon Island Preserve Restoration Pinellas County, Florida WRA was the prime engineering firm for design and permitting of an innovative hydrologic restoration project in Pinellas County, FL. The project was a public-private partnership between Canterbury School and Pinellas County using the County park and coastal preserve at Weedon Island. The wetlands in the preserve had been altered by historic ditching for …

Lorraine Landings

Lorraine Landings at Cooper Creek Manatee County, Florida WRA has been actively involved in providing full service civil engineering and environmental services for Benderson Development over the past 10 years.  Benderson is the largest privately held owner of retail space in the U.S.  WRA is currently providing site civil design for the final phase of an 8 year, 350 acre mixed-use …