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Welcome, Shelby & Philip!

We are thrilled to welcome Shelby Zemken (left) and Philip Rizza (Right) to our ever-growing and talented team at EDR. Shelby Zemken  recently joined EDR as an Environmental Analyst in our Environmental Group.  Shelby received his International Master of Environmental Science from the University of Cologne, and his Bachelor of Environmental Science from SUNY Oneonta. […]

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EDR wins 2 ASLA Awards

EDR is proud to announce that the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Commission, the City of Niagara Falls, a Private Client in Skaneateles, NY, and our firm were honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) New York State Upstate Chapter at their annual awards program ceremony held Friday, February 3, 2017 at Sky Armory […]

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EDR Assists the Jamestown Downtown Revitalization Initiative with $10M Transformation

EDR is honored to have been a part of the consultant team assisting the City of Jamestown with creating the Strategic Investment Plan under New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). Once the plan is submitted, state officials will analyze the 12 projects in Jamestown’s DRI plan to determine the projects that will be selected […]

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EDR on Capitol Hill

On February 15th and 16th, EDR Principal Ben Brazell attended AWEA’s Wind Power on Capitol Hill. Along with other industry representatives, Ben met with multiple Congressional Members in both the House and Senate to discuss the benefits of wind power and renewable energy.  The following is a brief summary of the benefits discussed on Capitol […]

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ReZone Syracuse Public Meetings

EDR has been proud to support the efforts of the City of Syracuse as it embarks on its first comprehensive revision of the citywide zoning ordinance for the first time in 50 years!  The original ordinance, first adopted in 1922, was last overhauled in 1967 – much has changed since then in terms of land […]

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Icebreaker Wind Files OPSB Certificate Application

EDR would like to congratulate our client, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), on the filing of an Application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (Certificate Application), which was submitted to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) on February 1, 2017. Icebreaker Wind is a 6-turbine wind demonstration project in Lake Erie, […]

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NYSDEC Approval of Alternative Substation Cross-Sections

EDR and our client, National Grid, are thrilled to have recently received formal approval from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for an innovative stormwater management design solution for substations. Substations are typically constructed on confined sites, and standard stormwater management practices often require a substantial footprint that may exceed the available […]

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Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake

EDR is proud to sponsor the premiere and launch of Beneath the Surface: The Storied History of Onondaga Lake, a full-length documentary produced by the Onondaga Historical Association that presents the fascinating history of Onondaga Lake.  A screening and launch party is being held on Friday January 20th, 7:00 PM, at the Palace Theater (2384 […]

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