AT&T Project – Cardinal Kings Mountain, North Carolina – 2012-2013
In 2012 Carolina Wetland Services, Inc. was contacted by AT&T’s project engineer, CEI, to assemble a team to provide wetland delineations, permitting, mitigation design, and construction services for a large Data Center on a 130-acre green field site in Cleveland County, North Carolina. CWS completed a delineation of on-site jurisdictional waters. By working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), North Carolina Division of Water Quality (NCDWQ), and the design engineer, CWS was able to complete Section 404/401 permitting for the project under Nationwide Permit No. 39, thus avoiding an Individual Permit and alleviating the additional time and expense commonly associated with a project of this magnitude. Due to the impacts associated with this project a significant amount of compensatory mitigation was required. CWS was able to provide AT&T with a turn-key on-site mitigation solution. This solution included the restoration of over 1,000 linear feet of on-site perennial stream channel, preservation of remaining on-site streams and wetlands, and invasive species removal. CWS’ multi-disciplinary staff provided every aspect of the mitigation program including existing conditions analysis, mitigation plan development, stream restoration design, and construction management. CWS selected and retained all sub-contractors and was solely responsible for day to day operations and restoration oversight. Project Cardinal was completed on time and within budget.
Westchester Park – High Point, North Carolina – 2013
The Westchester Park project is approximately nine acres in extent and located in High Point, NC. The City of High Point proposed to build a park at this location and contracted CWS, Inc. to complete a preliminary field investigation of jurisdictional waters. CWS determined that there was approximately 5,011 linear feet of intermittent/perennial stream channel and 0.54 acre of wetlands on-site. The City of High Point was able to use this data to avoid impacting jurisdictional waters during the design phase of the proposed park.
Carolina Heelsplitter Monitoring – Lancaster County, South Carolina – 2011-Present
Carolina Wetland Services, Inc. is contracted to provide water quality monitoring services to determine acceptable levels of ammonia, chlorophyll, and heavy metals in an environmentally sensitive area. This water quality monitoring project’s purpose is to deem site waters acceptable for the federally endangered Carolina heelsplitter. CWS completes monitoring visits on a quarterly basis and writes summary of findings letters for several clients.
CWS is certified as both an SBE and WBE through the Landscape Contractor State HUB Office. Additionally, we are licensed commercial pesticide applicators and a licensed NC Landscape Contractor.