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April Technical Meeting – Natural Resources Constraints and Permitting in Virginia


Presentation Topic: Navigating Natural Resources Constraints and Permitting in Virginia

Abstract: Both the federal and state regulatory environments have changed rapidly in the past few years. In this time of accelerated growth and development, understanding current natural resource constraints and managing associated permitting timelines is essential to successful project planning. Join Eli Wright, Senior Environmental Scientist with Timmons Group, for a discussion on navigating major natural resource constraints in Virginia with a focus on initial site due diligence work and early planning to help avoid project delays.

Presenter: Eli Wright

Speaker Bio: Eli Wright is a Senior Environmental Scientist with Timmons Group, located in Richmond Virginia. He earned a M.S. in Environmental Science from Christopher Newport University in 2015 and since then has worked as a consultant on various natural resources projects across the Commonwealth and the Mid-Atlantic region. Eli partners with both public and private sector clients to navigate natural resource planning through wetland & stream delineations, Section 401/401 permitting, protected species assessments, NEPA requirements, and compliance with state and local regulations. Eli is a Professional Wetland Scientist, a Virginia certified Professional Wetland Delineator, and ISA Certified Arborist. He currently serves as President of the Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals (VAWP) and is a Board Member on the Flora of Virginia Project.


This technical meeting is sponsored by Contech. Stormwater management is becoming ever more complex as regulations get more strict with each permit cycle. It’s no longer enough to simply move water away from a site — we are now often required to retain and treat it. Traditional methods and BMP’s simply aren’t enough.

To succeed in this rapidly changing environment, you need a partner to help you navigate the complexities of local, state and federal regulations — who is responsive to your requests and provides innovative solutions that save your clients money and accelerate the design process.

In addition to stormwater expertise, Contech offers a wide range of innovative, flexible product solutions engineered to solve your site’s unique challenges and reduce long term maintenance costs. From traditional BMP’s to LID solutions, our ongoing investment in robust laboratory and field evaluations ensure we have a variety of solutions to comply with local regulations so your projects get approved the first time. With our responsive team of stormwater experts, local regulatory expertise and flexible stormwater management solutions, Contech is the trusted partner you can count on for stormwater management solutions


When: Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at 11:45 PM

Where: The Hofheimer Loft, 2818 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230

Attendants will receive 1.0 PDH from this technical meeting. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Lunch will be provided.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Ticket price increases on April 19.