2024 Seminar on Environmental Outlook & Emerging Technologies

February 21, 2024

EnviroScience recently hosted its 2024 Seminar, “Environmental Outlook and Emerging Technologies,” at the Leona Farris Lodge in Silver Springs Park—a gathering that epitomized our commitment to our clients, environmental stewardship, and innovation. We were thrilled to have over 75 environmental professionals from across the U.S. join us for a day filled with insightful presentations, thought-provoking discussions, and an exclusive open house at our headquarters in Stow, Ohio.

The Journey Through Environmental Expertise

The seminar commenced with a compelling keynote address by our President, Jamie Krejsa. Attendees were captivated and reminded of their crucial role in the environmental sector as he guided them through EnviroScience’s evolution—from its humble beginnings and the technologies used in the early 1990s to today’s cutting-edge technologies. This journey reinforced our mission and highlighted the indispensable role of emerging technologies in fostering an efficient, sustainable future.

Presenters at EnviroScience's 2024 Seminar on Environmental Outlook and Emerging Technologies

Presenters at EnviroScience’s 2024 Seminar on Environmental Outlook and Emerging Technologies

Dr. Michael Liptak, our esteemed Senior Ecologist, led a session on the most recent Regulatory Updates to the Clean Water Act, a topic of utmost relevance in our ever-evolving environmental landscape. His comprehensive analysis was enlightening and reflective of the dynamic legal terrain we navigate. The presentation sparked lively discussions during the Q&A portion, with environmental professionals in the audience actively contributing thought-provoking questions and insights.

The discourse on emerging environmental contaminants took a significant turn when Dr. Kevin Custer, our esteemed Senior Environmental Toxicologist, delivered a session titled “Understanding PFAS: What They Are and Why They Are Important.” Dr. Custer’s presentation demystified PFAS—a group of “Forever Chemicals” that persist in the environment, accumulate in humans and animals, and cause adverse health effects. His illuminating talk underscored the complexities and impacts of these concerning chemicals, emphasizing the urgent need for awareness and action.

Louis McMahon, Partner at McMahon DeGulis, LLP, followed with his presentation on “Environmental Policy in 2024 and Beyond.” All in attendance appreciated his forward-thinking look at the trajectory of environmental law.

Dr. Liptak again took the stage with an engaging session entitled “Introduction to Native Pollinator Habitat and Its Uses.” Co-created by federally permitted rusty patched bumble bee and EnviroScience pollinator expert Carlyn Rocazella, this compelling presentation underscored biodiversity’s critical role in ecological stability. Dr. Liptak adeptly covered both presentations, demonstrating his exceptional adaptability and unwavering dedication.

The final presentation was a wild ride into the advancements in remote sensing and processing technology that are now available and have applications in almost every environmental industry. Sean Donegan, President and CEO of Satelytics, Inc., captivated the audience with his presentation “Advances in Satellite Data and Geospatial Analytics,” providing real-time examples of how this technology is revolutionizing environmental monitoring. The potential applications and implications discussed sparked a lively and informative Q&A session.

Learning Through an Interactive Experience

Holly Gessel, our Proposal Manager and Lead Editor, emphasized our commitment to professional development in her presentation on “Continuing Education Credit Opportunities and Requirements.”

The seminar concluded with heartfelt closing remarks that summarized the day’s learnings and laid the groundwork for the subsequent networking reception at our corporate office. This was followed by an open house and guided tours of our EnviroScience headquarters, offering attendees a unique glimpse into the heart of our environmental solutions.

A Sustained Commitment to Excellence

Our 2024 seminar exemplifies the collaborative spirit and intellectual curiosity at the core of EnviroScience. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the presenters and participants who contributed to making this event a success.

We extend our special thanks to our presenting partners, McMahon DeGulis, LLP, and Satelytics, Inc., for contributing their unique perspectives and expertise. Their invaluable insights and the collaborative efforts showcased at the seminar are testaments to the cutting-edge content and updates we share through our newsletter and social media channels. We encourage you to sign up for the EnviroScience Quarterly Newsletter and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter).

Stay connected for more updates and opportunities to engage with us as we continue to lead the way and pioneer innovative solutions in the realm of environmental consulting. Together, we’re paving the path toward a more sustainable and technologically integrated future.

Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.

EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to aquatic surveys (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring);  emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.