Brightwater Environmental Services
Brightwater, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm, certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), specializing in water quality studies, stream assessment and restoration, wetland assessment, restoration and mitigation. Since its incorporation in 1985, Brightwater has established a solid reputation for competent, state-of-the-art aquatic resource assessment and restoration for clients throughout Maryland and the Middle Atlantic region.
Offering strong technical and service support, Brightwater works with private developers, corporations, state and local governments to design land use plans, site developments and construction projects in concert with sensitive water resources and their accompanying wetland and floodplain networks in order to minimize adverse ecological impacts to these ecosystems.
Brightwater is familiar with all of the regulatory programs relating to aquatic resources including 404 Wetland Permits, 401 Water Ouality Certification, Maryland Waterway Construction Permits, Water appropriation Permits, Sediment and Erosion Control and Stormwater Management requirements. Brightwater, Inc. can save you time, money and frustration in dealing with environmental regulations related to aquatic resources.
With special expertise in evaluating the processes that occur in stream channels, Brightwater has provided training in classification, assessment and restoration of streams to more than one hundred engineers, consultants, and agency personnel at county, state and federal government agencies. The classification system used by Brightwater is now standard operating procedure for the Maryland State Highway Administration on its mitigation and restoration work throughout Maryland. Brightwater has used the system to successfully assess stream problems and design appropriate restoration measures on dozens of sites throughout the eastern United States.
Stream restoration designs feature low cost techniques using native materials and natural stream channel geometry. Costs are often a fraction of structural engineering approaches.