Timmons Group to Develop Wetland and Stormwater Master Plan for NASA Wallops Flight Facility

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Timmons Group, an ENR 500 Design Firm and a leader in multi-discipline civil engineering and environmental consulting services, announced today that the firm has been awarded a contract to develop a wetland and stormwater master plan of the approximately 4,000 acres that makes up the NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), located on the eastern shore of Virginia.

Timmons Group, an ENR 500 Design Firm and a leader in multi-discipline civil engineering and environmental consulting services, announced today that the firm has been awarded a contract to develop a wetland and stormwater master plan of the approximately 4,000 acres that makes up the NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), located on the eastern shore of Virginia.

Timmons Group will provide strategic regulatory and land use analysis of WFF wetlands, including the main base, mainland, and Wallops Island, in order to develop a comprehensive long-term land use/wetland plan for WFF. Additionally, a stormwater regulatory and land use analysis will be conducted for Wallops Island in order to develop a comprehensive, long-term stormwater plan for the Island. In order to meet their mission directives, WFF staff recognizes they must expand their facilities in which wetland impacts will be unavoidable. This project will permit them to quantify what the potential impacts are from their development plans, and proactively identify suitable wetland restoration, enhancement and preservation opportunities within their land holdings. The regulatory agencies have previously requested an opportunity to see what is planned and how WFF will handle the environmental impacts. As a result, this project will go a long way to ameliorating concerns. The draft masterplan is scheduled to be completed in 120 days.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center`s Wallops Flight Facility, located on Virginia`s Eastern Shore, was established in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA), as a center for aeronautic research. Wallops Flight Facility is now NASA`s principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research programs.

About Timmons Group
Timmons Group is an ENR 500 multi-disciplined professional services firm and a leading provider of civil engineering, environmental services, GIS and Geospatial technology services, geotechnical engineering, construction management, landscape architecture and land surveying. The firm's subject-matter experts deliver a wide-range of specialties including site development design & engineering, transportation engineering and highway design, water and wastewater facilities design, land and community planning, traditional neighborhood design, stormwater management, LEED® and sustainable design and urban planning to both public and private clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm employs more than 350 people and has corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and regional offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia; Prince George, Virginia; Ashburn, Virginia; Greensboro, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina and Raleigh, North Carolina.

For more information about Timmons Group, visit http://www.timmons.com.

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Tim Asimos, Marketing Manager
Timmons Group
804.200.6375
tim.asimos(at)timmons.com

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