Amherst, Mass. – With funding help from the SWCA Gives Back program, approximately ten SWCA volunteers, family, and friends participated in the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s 2016 Source to Sea Cleanup on September 24, 2016. This event is a yearly trash cleanup that the Connecticut River Watershed Council hosts to allow the community to give back to the Connecticut River watershed system.
TUCSON, Ariz.— The SWCA project team responsible for discovering human footprints that date back 2,500 to 3,000 years at a road-construction site just north of Tucson received a preservation award from the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. The awards ceremony honored individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to historic preservation in Tucson and Pima County.
SWCA paleontologist Shawna Johnson did not expect to encounter any large significant fossils during construction monitoring for a Vermilion Energy USA (Vermilion) well pad overlying the Lance Formation in the Powder River Basin of eastern Wyoming. While paleontologists had documented and collected numerous dinosaur and other Late Cretaceous–age fossils from the region since the 19th Century, SWCA’s pre-construction survey of the project area revealed a vegetated landscape with moderate to low relief and no true bedrock exposures.