April 24th – Ellicott City Reconstruction Site Visit

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Please join ASHE and our CMAA colleagues for another look at the Ellicott City Reconstruction efforts after the flask flood occurred in Summer 2016.  The meeting and tour will take place on April 24th with Mr. Tom Butler, Deputy Director of the Howard County DPW, as our host. The meeting will include a presentation of the Ellicott City flood emergency response and recovery efforts followed by a walking tour of the Ellicott City reconstruction progress.

The program for the afternoon includes:

2:00 PM: Presentation at George Howard Building  

Meet at the Ellicott/Columbia Room (1st Floor), George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043, where Tom Butler will present an overview of the efforts over the last year to reconstruct Old Ellicott City. Mr. Butler is the Deputy Director of Howard County DPW, Engineering, Development and Construction.

3:30 – 4:30 PM:

Ellicott City Reconstruction Walking Tour of Main Street 

Presentation attendees will be shuttled to Parking Lot F at the intersection of Ellicott Mills Road and Main Street, where the walking tour will begin.

Safety Equipment: Please wear solid, closed toe shoes or boots (steel-toed boots are not required).  Long pants, long sleeved shirts, high-visibility vests, hardhats and safety glasses are required.

5:00 – 6:30 PM: Happy Hour and Networking

Attendees are invited to happy hour at La Palapas afterwards. The bus will return everyone parked at the George Howard Building (3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043) after the tour.  Participants can then move to the parking areas along Main Street and join the crowd for  happy hour.

RSVP:  This event is limited to 20 ASHE attendees. Registration will be first come, first served.

Cost is $30 for ASHE members and $40 for non-members.

April 19 – 30th Anniversary Celebration & Member Appreciation Night

Join your ASHE colleagues for the annual Member Appreciation Night on Thursday, April 19, 2017, beginning 6pm at the Engineers Club in Baltimore.  At this year’s member appreciation event, we will be celebrating 30 years of ASHE Chesapeake.  

The event will begin with networking and an open bar followed by dinner featuring keynote speaker Richard Cochrane, ASHE National 1st Vice President. The Section will also present the John Bruck Memorial Scholarship to local university students and recognize Chesapeake Section Past Presidents.

The event is free for members and $20 for member’s guests. Want to join ASHE?  Sign-up to become a new member before or at the event and pay nothing to attend. Visit the Membership page for details on how to become a new member. The event is $50 for non-members and their guests.

Registration closes Monday, April 16 at noon. Register now!

April 22 Stream Clean Up Community Service Event

ASHE Chesapeake is teaming up with Blue Water Baltimore for a stream clean up at Carroll Park along the Gwynns Falls Trail. Please consider volunteering for this event with your fellow ASHE members.

We will be meeting at 9 AM on Sunday April 22nd at Trailhead 6 along the Gwynns Falls Trail system in Carroll Park in south Baltimore.  Parking is right off Washington Boulevard near the Carroll Park Golf Course.  For more information about the trail and how to get there, visit the Gwynns Falls Trail website.

After the trail clean up, join us at Pickle’s Pub to watch the Orioles take on the Indians at 1pm.  Lunch at Pickle’s will be provided by ASHE.

RVSP to Amanda Lafleur at amanda.lafleur@kci.com by Wednesday, April 18th if you are interested in participating in this community service event.

For additional event information, check out the Event Flyer.

 

February 20 Water Resources Meeting

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Please join your ASHE colleagues for a meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. This month’s meeting theme is Water Resources.

Three (3) PDHs will be offered for attendance at the technical sessions.

The program for the evening includes:

3:00 – 3:50 pm: Guidance on Pond 378 Code Requirements
Scott Bass, MDE Dam Safety

3:50 – 4:40 pm: Potomac River Second Bridge Crossing
Laura Ridler, Chief, SHA Plan Review Division

4:40 – 5:30 pm: MCDOT Bippa Program Manager
Joel Cervelloni, Opti
Erich Michelsen, WPRP Administrator, Anne Arundel County
Mary Roman, AECOM Program Manager

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Social Hour

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Dinner Hour
Gold Sponsor Presentation, ASHE Business

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Guest Speaker
Alex Baldowski & Rachel Gilde, Poplar Island Restoration Project and Terrapin Program

January 25 Younger Member Brewery Tour

Please come out for ASHE Chesapeake’s Younger Member Brewery Tour and Happy Hour on Thursday, January 25th, at 6pm.

This event is open to all ASHE young members, young at heart members, and non-members.

The event will be located at Monument City Brewery Company (1 N. Haven Street, Baltimore, MD 21224) and will feature a private tour of the facility, 2 pints, pizza, giant Jenga, cornhole and plenty of opportunity to relax and socialize.  Please arrive at 5:45pm so that the tour can start promptly at 6pm.

Registration is limited to 30 people.  RSVP via email to Amanda Lafleur at Amanda.Lafleur@kci.com.

Registration cost is FREE for ASHE Members and $20.00 for Non-Members.  Please use the Paypal Payment link for non-member payments.

March 31 – Younger Members Bowling Event

Event recap . . .

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New friends were made networking over pizza and bowling.

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Bowling prowess, foibles, and beginners’ luck alike were on display.

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Current President Heather Henck and Past-President Roger Carriker toasted the crowd.

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Everyone had a good time.



 

ASHE Chesapeake’s Younger Members group is going bowling!  Join them for pins, pints and pizza at Mustang Alley in Fells Point on Friday, March 31st.

This event is open to all – ASHE young members, young at heart members, and non-members.

What: 10 Pin Bowling

Where: Mustang Alley (1300 Bank Street, Baltimore, MD 21231)

When: Friday, March 31st, Bowling from 6-8pm, Arrive at 5:30

Registration is limited to 24 people, so get your RSVP in ASAP to Amanda Lafleur at Amanda.LaFleur@kci.com. RSVP by e-mail by Monday, March 27.

Registration cost is FREE for ASHE Members and $20.00 for Non-Members.  Pizza and buckets of beer provided by ASHE Chesapeake.  Please use the Paypal Payment link for non-member payments.

Want to post a flyer in your office?  Here’s one:  ASHE Bowling Event Flyer

March 21 Technical Meeting – Highways

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Please join your ASHE colleagues for a meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. This month’s meeting theme is Highways. Click on the “Register Now” text above to register for the meeting.

Three (3) PDH’s will be offered for attendance at the technical sessions.

The program for the evening includes:

3:00 – 3:50 pm: MD 404 – Meeting the Challenge
Eric Mellor, PE, DBIA – Senior Manager, RK&K
Jay Smith, PE – Vice President, JMT
Matt Slagel – Project Scientist, RK&K

3:50 – 4:40 pm: MDTA – Nice Bridge Replacement
Will Pines, PE – Director of Project Development, MDOT Maryland Transportation Authority

4:40 – 5:30 pm: UAS Applications for Surveying and Mapping
Frank Sokoloski, CP, SP – Aerial and Photogrammatic Services Manager, Rice Associates

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Social Hour

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Dinner Hour
ASHE Business

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Keynote Speaker – Port Covington and Sagamore Development
Caroline Paff, Vice President, Sagamore Development

March 4th Casino Night – New Date!

The date for ASHE Casino Night has been moved to Saturday, March 4th, at Long Green Fire Hall in Glen Arm, MD.  Come out and put your poker skills to the test against colleagues and friends for a shot to win the top prize. Cost to enter is $50 and sponsorships are available.  Proceeds from this event support ASHE Chesapeake’s Scholarship Fund.  Please refer to the flyer for additional details.

New Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Location: Long Green Fire Hall, 4506 Long Green Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
Registration Starts at 2pm
Cards turn at 3pm

To RSVP for the event or to become a sponsor, email Dion Ho at dion.ho@kci.com.

View the flyer: Casino Night Flyer

February 21 Technical Meeting – Water Resources

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Please join your ASHE colleagues for a meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Engineers Club in Baltimore. This month’s meeting theme is Water Resources. Click on the “Register Now” text above to register for the meeting.

Three (3) PDH’s will be offered for attendance at the technical sessions.

The program for the evening includes:

3:00 – 3:50 pm: SHA Impervious Restoration/TMDL Modeling and SWM Implementation
Ryan Doran, SHA-WPD Team Leader
Travis Vance, SHA-WPD Team Leader

3:50 – 4:40 pm: Updates to the Maryland Hydrology Panel Report
Kaye Brubaker, UMD Associate Professor

4:40 – 5:30 pm: Understanding the Watershed Resources Registry (WRR) – An Integrated Approach to Watershed Management
Mike Herzberger, Maryland Environmental Services
David Guignet, Chief of the Regulatory Services Program for the Wetlands and Waterways Group, MDE

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Social Hour

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Dinner Hour
ASHE Business

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Keynote Speaker – Ellicott City Flood of 2016: The Realities of Dealing with Climate Change Patterns
Jim Caldwell, Director, Howard County Office of Community Sustainability

MHSO Aggressive Driving Webinar on February 2

ASHE Chesapeake will be hosting the next MHSO webinar on Thursday, February 2 at 12:00PM EST.

The session will focus on aggressive driving and will present the steps that Maryland’s Highway Safety Office is taking to curb aggressive driving in Maryland.

Register for this  free webinar at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4609509362831374082

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

As a reminder, subsequent webinars will generally be held on the first Thursday of the month from 12:00PM-1:00PM. Subsequent webinars will focus on areas of program emphasis – distracted driving/occupant protection, highway infrastructure, and pedestrians and bicyclists.