Friends of the Woods and Wetlands Group Receives Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to the Landis Homes group of environmental volunteers, the Friends of the Woods and Wetlands, who recently received LeadingAge PA’s Distinguished Service Award for the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award.  “This award recognizes individuals or groups who have enhanced the quality of life of seniors through volunteer work for the benefit of the […]

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Waterfowl of the Santo Domingo Water Quality Facility

  The video above shows how waterfowl are making themselves at home at the Santo Domingo Regional Water Quality Facility, which was designed and constructed in the late 90s. It was built and is maintained on Warwick Township property, which is part of Dean L. Saylor Park (formerly Linear Park). The Santo Domingo Water Quality […]

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Lancaster Water Week 2018

Lancaster Water Week 2018 is the second annual event of its kind in Lancaster highlighting the importance of clean and abundant water in a fun, family-friendly festival-like atmosphere. Hosted by the Lancaster County Conservancy, the event runs from June 1st to 9th with events across Lancaster County. Lancaster County has 1,500 miles of streams, nearly […]

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Employee Spotlight: Matt Schavnis

Today marks LandStudies’ Field Operations Supervisor, Matt Schavnis’ 9-year anniversary with LandStudies! He is responsible for project management, including the oversight of crews and subcontractors, as well as communicating with clients to ensure our work meets their expectations.   His professional background includes construction management, landscape installation and maintenance, ecosystem restoration, wildlife and fisheries surveys, equipment operation […]

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Job Opening: Sustainable Landscape Foreman

LandStudies, Inc. is an award winning environmental design/build firm with experience since 1989 using natural systems to improve the environment.  We are recognized throughout PA and the mid-Atlantic region for our innovative, sustainable work restoring streams, floodplains, and wetlands, and creating natural landscapes with a goal of improving water quality and wildlife habitat. This is […]

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Employee Spotlight: Laurel Etter Longenecker

Laurel is a Business Development Associate who has been with LandStudies for 3 ½ years, during which time she received a Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities from Green Mountain College in Vermont. Paired with her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Laurel has a multidisciplinary background in managing anthropogenic (human caused) environmental issues […]

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Why Runoff Controls Are an Essential Component of a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is made up of a series of stormwater management facilities, inlets, pipes, swales, and outfalls that collect and convey stormwater. Ultimately, many of these discharges end up in local waterways, where runoff, if polluted, can affect water quality. Part of an MS4 community’s permit requires the creation, implementation, […]

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LandStudies Shares its Expertise with Members of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN)

LandStudies is a proud member of the Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network, which is “a community of local businesses and individuals committed to building a just, thriving and sustainable economy in the Greater Philadelphia region.” Recently, LandStudies employees Bob Gray and Jimmy Kreider were quoted in some of SBN’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners online publications […]

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