OCE’s Andrew Sample Earns Professional Wetland Scientist Certification

OCE is pleased to announce that Andrew Sample has earned his Professional Wetland Scientist Certification and will hereby be referred to as Andrew Sample, PWS! Wetland Delineation is an important process that helps identify the boundaries of wetlands and protect a vital environmental resource by reducing potential on- and off-site [...]

OCE Named Addison County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year!

At the Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting, held at the historic Vergennes Opera House on October 26, 2023, Otter Creek Engineering was proud to accept the Business of the Year Award. Chamber Board Member Marty Kulczyk (and owner of the Robert Frost Cabins in Ripton) presented OCE with [...]

OCE Helps Judge LEGO Contest and Exhibit at the Bixby Memorial Free Library

Otter Creek Engineering was proud to support this year's LEGO Contest and Exhibit at the Bixby Memorial Free Library. This is the fifth year the Bixby Library and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes held the event, and OCE's own Robert M. Clark, P.E. presided as one of three [...]

OCE Assists the Town of Middlebury with Major Water Main Replacement Project, Secures Over $2 Million in Funding

Otter Creek Engineering has been working on a two-phase water system improvements project in the heart of historic downtown Middlebury.  This section of water main provides both potable water service in a critical business district and fire protection for the entire community. This main is particularly important because it acts [...]

OCE’s Natural Resource Ecologist Helps Form Vermont Association of Wetland Science

Over the last 6 months, OCE’s Natural Resources Ecologist, Mary Beth Poli, PWS, has been leading a group of about 20 dedicated Vermont wetland professionals in forming a new organization, the Vermont Association of Wetland Science (VAWS). A primary goal of VAWS is to provide Vermont-specific continuing education. The group [...]

OCE Thanks its 2022 Interns for a Productive Summer!

Every summer, OCE seeks interns for its East Middlebury office in order to support future generations of engineers and environmental scientists. In 2022, we were lucky enough to welcome two Environmental Engineering college students: Will Crawford, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute student, and Kaitlyn McNamara, an undergraduate at Clarkson University. The [...]

OCE Gives Presentation at NEIWPCC Nonpoint Source Conference

In 2022, The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission's (NEIWPCC) 32nd Annual Nonpoint Source (NPS) Conference was held April 27-28 in Woodstock, Vermont. NEIWPCC describes the conference as "a regional forum to share information on NPS pollution issues, research, and related projects." At this year's conference, one of OCE's [...]

OCE Helps Connect Bennington Residents to Municipal Water Following PFOA Contamination

Following the closure of a Teflon-coating plant, it was found that 60-70 residential wells in North Bennington had been contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic acids (PFOAs), ranging everywhere from trace amounts to a thousand parts per trillion (ppt)—Vermont’s standard is not to exceed 20  ppt. OCE produced a preliminary engineering report that [...]

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