March 4, 2020

REP and project partners are awarded two Showcase Awards, an Award of Excellence for Community Development and the Award of Merit for the Water Resources Category from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) on February 21, 2020.

The Harvie Passage Rehabilitation Project was a collaborative and rewarding project, with an amazing spirit of collaboration from everyone involved. The fact that the community has adopted the project and taken ownership of it is a huge testament of its success. It was a pleasure to work with this team to bring this project to life, and it’ll be amazing to see it develop as it continues to be embraced by all who use it.

The team was engaged to plan, design, and admi...

November 28, 2018

'The first two completed reaches of the City of Longmont’s Resilient St. Vrain project have been selected as the 2018 winner of the “Sustainability” award for a large community given out by the Colorado chapter of the American Public Works Association (CO APWA).'

CO APWA describes the sustainability award as recognizing “efficient delivery of infrastructure in an environmentally and socially responsible way that ensures the best choice in the long term.” Award criteria included innovation, achievement, transferability and cooperation. 

The nature of instream projects is inherently multi-purpose and multi-user. An artful balance between competing design interests must be struck for a successful...

November 8, 2018

Catching Up: Proposed whitewater park in Stoughton could create millions in spending from users

Logan Wroge | Wisconsin State Journal Oct 1, 2018

A proposed whitewater feature on the Yahara River in Stoughton could draw on a market of more than 400,000 paddlers and could generate millions in business spending from its use, according to an economic impact study of the concept.

Stoughton officials are planning to convert about 1,000 feet of the Yahara River into a series of pools with a whitewater park for paddlers that would bypass an existing dam. They are also exploring ways to revitalize the riverfront properties in the area.

A recent case study, completed with the help of UW-Madison, examined...

November 8, 2018

We are excited to announce our most recent award... 2018's best engineering service of Boulder!

October 8, 2018

Longmont officials, kayaking enthusiasts eager for opening of nature area

Dickens Farm will provide first-of-its-kind access to St. Vrain River in the city, feature water park

By Sam Lounsberry

Staff Writer

Anticipation more than 15 years in the making will give way to adrenaline come spring when a new water park meant for kayaking and tubing opens at Dickens Farm Nature Area.

The new 52-acre nature area also will bring Longmont its first true access point to the St. Vrain River from a public park or open space.

"I find that exciting. People like to touch the water, play and fish in the water," Longmont Senior Project Manager Steve Ransweiler said. "I think the other areas we've developed along th...

November 29, 2017

November-December 2017 EAHCP Newsletter

With tens of thousands of San Marcos River enthusiasts enjoying the cool flow of its waters each year, the access points along the banks of the river had become a bit worn over time. And that wasn't good for river-goers or the water quality in the river which supports endangered species. So, the City of San Marcos and the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan teamed up to give those access points a kind of face lift. Only this nip and tuck was performed with front-end loaders and one-and-a-half ton limestone blocks. "We originally thought that we might have to put some heavy equipment into the river in order to fix some public access points," said S...

August 22, 2017

Paddling Iowa: Destroyed Dams To Whitewater Parks

By GearJunkie


July 28, 2017

Video: Take a test drive on the Bow River’s Harvie Passage | Calgary Herald

The rest of us will have to wait until next spring. But designers wanted to see how one of the channels on the under-construction Harvie Passage was going to work for paddlers, so they let a few kayakers test out the rapids on Wednesday afternoon.

July 19, 2017

Presenting the best burgs on the planet

To put together our list of the best towns ever, we scoured more than three decades of coverage and created a Special Advisory Council to nominate places that are great for kids, have drool-worthy food and drink scenes, are welcoming to people of any background, and have all the bike lanes and singletrack you could possibly want.

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May 20, 2017

Dayton’s $4M River Run offers chance ‘to reconnect with the river’

Under heavy clouds and an onslaught of rain, community leaders celebrated the grand opening of the city’s newest water attraction — the RiverScape River Run.

Five Rivers MetroParks debuted its $4 million project on Friday evening in front of dozens of business leaders, residents and water enthusiasts. The completion of the project comes after two years of construction, nearly 20 years of planning and the fundraising efforts of an entire community.

“Today, what I think we’re realizing is that more and more we want to reconnect with the river and all the reasons why Dayton is where it is, which is primarily because of its proximit...

November 10, 2015

BELTON | The Nolan Creek Project in Downtown Belton has been named named a finalist in the Best Public Improvement Program category of the 2015 Texas Downtown Association (TDA) President’s Awards Program.

Since 1998, the Awards Program has recognized more than 150 projects, events and people that make a difference in Texas downtowns. The categories are divided based on populations of over and under 50,000 inhabitants.

The Best Public Improvement award recognizes excellence in public projects and planning in downtown or commercial districts. The other finalist in this category & population group is Blues Alley in Navasota.

Judging for the awards took place on Friday, September 11, in Austin. The...

August 5, 2015



WATERLOO | A $2.6 million white-water park and kayak course, accessible to the general public, has been proposed along the east bank of the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo.


An engineering firm retained by the downtown Waterloo Development Corp. unveiled the proposal to city officials and business leaders at a meeting this week.


A time frame and funding sources have not been identified. Numerous governmental approvals will be required. But Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark, who is not seeking re-election, said the project will be a priority for the remainder of his term in office.


"I hope nobody leaves this room without being excited about this project," Clark said. "My attitude is this is going t...


SALIDA — If it weren't for the snow-capped, 14,000-foot peaks and crisp, clean mountain air surrounding the surf break, the casual observer might be tempted into thinking that the giant "S" painted white atop the looming h


illside stood for "San Diego," or some similarly alliterated sandy, Southern California surfing stronghold.Longboarders await their turns in the lineup alongside shredders riding shorter, new-school designs. The scenario grows all the more surreal with a glance east toward a giant sign that reads "SURF SALIDA" in sans serif font.The letters attached to the riverside offices of the whitewater park designers at Recreation Engineering and Planning (REP) are revealing. The wo...

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