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Welcome Russ Gibson!

Russ Gibson joined the Coldwater team in July 2018. Russ is a Senior Grants Manager with more than 37 years of experience in the environmental and natural resource fields.  His experience includes 25 years with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, where he has been an Ohio State Park Ranger, State Nature Preserve Manager, Grants Administrator, Scenic River Coordinator, and Manager of Permitting and Hydrology.  Most recently, he has served as the Nonpoint Source, Inland Lakes and Lake Erie Program Manager at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.  As manager of statewide programs he has worked with most of Ohio’s local governments, park districts, universities, and others on $58 million of grant funded projects in 108 watersheds throughout the state.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from Ohio State University and extensive graduate studies in Public Administration.  Russ brings to Coldwater his long time professional philosophy of “helping people do good things".  Russ and his wife Deb have three adult children and live in Delaware, Ohio.  Russ is an award-winning photographer and a performing singer/songwriter, and he loves hiking around central Ohio parks and preserves with his 2-year old Labrador Retriever.


 Coldwater is pleased to announce that we now have two Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control.  Denise Marmer and Chip Wendt passed the CPESC exam at the 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference, and are now certified through EnviroCert International, Inc.  We look forward to assisting you with erosion and sediment control planning and permitting. 


ODOT Prequalification

 Coldwater is prequalified with ODOT for the following Environmental Services:

·         Ecological Surveys

·         Stream and Wetland Mitigation

·         Waterway Permits



They made it!

Coldwater employees Chip Wendt and Nathan Stoltzfus recently completed the NC State University River Course 101: Stream Morphology Assessment.  During this workshop, they learned about the Rosgen stream classification system and practiced field techniques for streambank erosion measurement, substrate analysis, and channel stability measurement.  In addition to the daily classes and fieldwork, Chip and Nathan took advantage of their time in Asheville to explore Lookout Mountain, including a trip all the way up to the summit at elevation 3,760 feet.











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