Tanglewood Park Boardwalk Project Completed

For the past nine years, volunteers have been working on the Tanglewood Park Boardwalk project. Located in south Anchorage, Alaska this 1,400-foot boardwalk sits on a 41-acre wetlands park adjacent to Bowman Elementary School and the surrounding residential neighborhood.

A New Look for the Brush Creek Trail

On May 4th, Marshall Township Parks and Recreation had their ribbon cutting ceremony for the improvements on the Brush Creek Trail.

The 1.3 mile trail will provide residents of Cranberry Township, Marshall Township and business employees of the RIDC Industrial Park a safe place to walk. This project connects Cranberry Township (Butler County) with Marshall Township (Allegheny County). Heather Cuyler, Program Director for Marshall Township, said the improvements took five years to complete at a cost of approximately $400,000.

Protecting Water Quality through Interpretive Signs

In 2015, Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT) began working with Chippewa County to provide green infrastructure improvements for Sherman Park Beach, located along the St. Mary’s River in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. The beach had been experiencing periodic closures due to elevated levels of E.coli from storm water runoff.

ECT designed a stormwater “Best Management Practices” for Chippewa County, which included the installation of rain gardens, sidewalk infiltration grates, and native plantings, along with redirecting a storm drain to discharge outside of the jetties, and soil stabilization. In addition, a beach nourishment plan was prepared to raise the profile of the beach, restore the sand dunes and help infiltrate runoff.

As part of the project, ECT’s Senior Administrative Coordinator Chris O’Meara designed seven interpretive panels to display educational information. O’Meara’s designs were manufactured as Fiberglass Embedded panels. Four were installed into Pannier Traditional T exhibit bases, while one became part of a Triangular Kiosk.

Galveston Bay Foundation

This past summer, Pannier Graphics worked with the Galveston Bay Foundation to design and manufacture signage for their Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve, just east of Houston, Texas.

The Turtle Bay Nature Preserve consists of 514 acres of protected wetland, prairie and forested habitats along Turtle Bayou and Lake Anahuac. Visitors can enjoy hiking trails, viewing wildlife at one of three wildlife view platforms or kayaking on Turtle Bayou. The Preserve is owned by Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District, and Galveston Bay Foundation holds a conservation easement on the property to protect the land.

Pannier Releases Installation Videos

Installing Pannier’s exhibit bases and frames is a fairly straightforward process; however, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. We recently developed a series of step-by-step instructional videos to help understand what is involved in installing your exhibit bases, even before the crate hits your doorstep.

Creating Interpretive and Historical Signage in His Hometown

During a family vacation to Washington DC last summer, Clarion Area High School sophomore, Nick Cherico became intrigued by all of the historical and interpretive signage. He enjoyed reading every panel and learning about our nation’s history. He decided that this could be his Eagle Scout project – interpretive and historical signage in his home town.

Viles Arboretum

Established in 1981, Viles Arboretum is home to 20 botanical collections from around the world and six miles of walking trails. It also houses Maine’s largest outdoor collection of sculpture and second longest wetland boardwalk for wildlife viewing. Viles Arboretum is all about trees and nature and education the public about the marvels of nature.

NPS Climate Change

Climate Change is one of the most talked about topics in the world today. For the past three years, Pannier has been working with the National Park Service (NPS) as part of a Plan, Design, Build contract to design wayside exhibits that provide awareness of the impacts of Climate Change in different areas of the country. This project was awarded as part of Pannier’s IDIQ contract with NPS.

Colorado Preservation

Founded in 1984, Colorado Preservation, Inc. promotes historic preservation to the state of Colorado by providing advocacy, education, outreach and preservation services to communities and individuals. Currently they are working on 11 preservation service projects. Pannier has had the opportunity to work with them on two this past year.

Greenville Downtown Airport Runway Park

Located at the Greenville Downtown Airport, Runway Park is the perfect combination of fun and education for children of all ages. The park features an aircraft themed playground, part of a Boeing 737 airplane, an airport hangar that can be rented out and its newest addition, 17 educational signs.