TSPE Dallas Chapter Newsletter
March 2014

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March TSPE Dallas Chapter Meeting



Thursday, March 13th, 2014  



Maggiano's Little Italy  

205 Northpark Center Dallas, TX 75225 

11:30 - 11:55 am - Registration   

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch/Speaker 


 Click Here to Make a Reservation


(Online registrations will close on Tuesday, March 11th at 5 p.m.)
**We will have a special raffle for those who PRE-PAY online!!**



"Constructed Wetlands - True Green Treatment Technology"




Loretta E Mokry, PWS 

Senior Project Manager

Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.



Constructed wetland technology is employed to provide water quality improvement in many applications including wastewater treatment, storm water treatment, and indirect potable water supplies for populations in many regions of the country including the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.


About the Speaker: 

Loretta Mokry is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (No. 2094) through the Society of Wetland Scientists and senior environmental scientist with Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.  She has over 34 years of experience in environmental and ecological studies.  Loretta has served as project manager for APAI wetland projects involving both constructed and natural systems. She has been involved with constructed wetland systems from feasibility studies through preparation of detailed design and construction plans, operations and management, and long-term monitoring.  Loretta has worked with wetland projects which have provided treatment or polishing of municipal and industrial wastewaters, polishing for recycled water to supplement potable water supplies, and creation or restoration of wetlands for watershed management for protection of water quality. Her experience includes design, operations and management support, and performance evaluation for numerous wetland projects ranging in size from 2.5 acres to 2,000 acres in all regions of the state of Texas as well as in Mississippi and Arizona.

Cost for the Lunch: 

The cost for this lunch is $25 for members$30 for non-members, and $20 for public agency officials.  For reservations made after the preceding Monday (March 10th), the cost for breakfast will be $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $25 for public agency officials.  Please make any cancellations at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.  If you RSVP and you do not cancel in time, you will be charged for the meal, because TSPE has to pay for all the meals we RSVP for.

President's Message


Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring. ~Terri Guillemets

Fellow members,


We had a great time at the TSPE Dallas Chapter Engineers Week Luncheon. We had over 600 guests. We will have a more complete summary of the event in our next luncheon meeting and newsletter. A big hand and a pat on the back to our committee members and our event planner for putting forth the effort for this event. Thank you all who attended, sponsored and volunteered to make this event a success.

MATHCOUNTS was a success too. We had 14 schools and 115 students participating. Thanks to Howard Gibbs and Taylor Perrine for heading up the committee. All the volunteers that showed up the day of and helped out, thank you again for making it a fun and successful event.



Our March luncheon meeting will be on "Constructed Wetlands -True Green Treatment Technology" given by Ms. Loretta E Mokry, PWS, Senior Project Manager with Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. Our meeting will be on Thursday March 13, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, at Maggiano's Little Italy Northpark Center. Join us for an informative luncheon.


If you have questions about how you can be become involved with our TSPE Dallas Chapter, please email me at jmgarcia@apiaxxi.com or contact me at (214) 237-1196. You can also log on to our web page www.dallastspe.com for additional details on upcoming events.


We are also on Facebook (TSPE-Dallas Chapter, https://www.facebook.com/TSPEdallas )



Event Photos & Info


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 to see photos from past events and to find information about upcoming events on the TSPE Dallas Chapter Facebook page. 



March 13, 2014




Joe Garcia, PE


President Elect

Caleb Thornhill, PE


Vice President

Terry Preuninger, PE


Past President

Jessica Baker, PE



Monica Kent, PE



Jenny LaFoy, PE 


State Director

Jack Young, PE


Alt. State Director

Brad Bernhard, PE


Chapter Director
Ignacio Herrera, PE 


Chapter Director

Adriana Vandercook, PE


Chapter Director

Miles Bullion, EIT 


Chapter Director

Marc Sandhu, PE


Chapter Director

Jake Lesue, PE



















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