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  • 22 Jan 2015 8:36 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    The January 21 issue of News and Views is now available.  In this issue:

    • NSPS discusses acquisition reform
    • NSPS national conference to feature 'Hill Day' 
    • 'Move Over & Slow Down' law 

  • 20 Jan 2015 8:27 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)
    PSLS extends our sincere thanks to the exhibitors, attendees, speakers, hosts, and guests of the 2015 Surveyors’ Conference. Without your participation and support this conference would not be possible.



  • 19 Jan 2015 7:17 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Fred Rogers Center, St. Vincent College, Latrobe

    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    The same workshop is presented both days. Pick the day that fits your schedule.

    The Westmoreland Conservation District’s 2015 Engineers’ Workshop is just around the corner. New this year is our co-sponsor, the Allegheny County Conservation District. Learn about how the two districts are working together to make stormwater improvements in local watersheds.
    The Keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Robert Traver, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University and Director of both the Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering and the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership. Dr. Traver will present what he has learned about monitoring stormwater control measures.
    Topics for this year’s workshop include:
    • DEP Updates
    • Erosion Control Design Plan Techniques
    • NPDES Refresher
    • Project Funding Opportunities with PENNVEST
    • An Overview of Conservation District Projects in Allegheny and  Westmoreland Counties
    • Building BMPs for Maintenance
    • Wetlands
    • And more!
    The workshop also features displays of the latest engineering and E&S tools and materials on the market.


    Participants will receive 7 professional development hours. Cost is $85 per person. Lunch is included.

    Seating is limited so register by March 10th!

    For a complete conference agenda and a mail in registration form, visit www.wcdpa.com

    To register on-line, click here: https://wcd.wufoo.com/forms/p1t9xgo71soawsy/


  • 16 Jan 2015 11:00 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    The latest issue of NSPS News & Views is now available.  In this issue:

    • Geospatial bill passes U.S. House
    • NOAA 'RESTORE Act grants availability announced 
    • Congress looks to consider transportation bill in 2015 

  • 31 Dec 2014 3:33 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    NSPS News & Views is now available with the top ten most read stories of the year.

  • 16 Dec 2014 7:52 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    It is with great remorse to bring you the sad news that J. Frederick Friden, PE, PLS passed away Monday, December 15th.  He was a member of the Northeast Chapter since 1984.  Fred held many positions during his tenure, including terms on State Board of Directors representing the Northeast Chapter, member of the PR Committee, Education Committee, Trustee and Treasurer of the PLS Foundation, multiple Chapter offices, and Conference presenter.  Fred will be sadly missed by all.  Further details are not available at this time and will be provided as soon as they are made public. Thank you for your kind thoughts and respect to the family.

  • 12 Dec 2014 8:24 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    PSLS Life Member Charles F. Bitler passed away on December 9 at the age of 87.  Charles was a member of the Delaware Valley Chapter and was very active in the early days of PSLS. He was survived by his wife Anna Mae.

  • 12 Dec 2014 8:20 AM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    The December 10 issue of NSPS News & Views is now available.  In this issue:

    • Memorial Fund Established for the Family of Oklahoma Surveyor - Donations Needed
    • TMAC Meeting Highlights 3DEP
    • Congressional Hearing on UAS/UAV Integration

  • 03 Dec 2014 3:40 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)

    The latest issue of NSPS News & Views is now available.  In this issue:

    • Surveying Issues Covered During NGAC Meeting
    • FAA Nears Rules For Commercial UAS Operations
    • Congress Seeks Agency Funding to Avoid Government Shutdown

  • 26 Nov 2014 12:33 PM | Laurie Troutman (Administrator)
    George B. Standbridge of North Wales, PA passed away on November 22.  George was a member of the Delaware Valley Chapter.  A memorial service will be held on November 29. Details and the obituary can be found at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thereporteronline/obituary.aspx?n=george-ballard-standbridge&pid=173270743
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