STEM Academy — Career Exploration & Discovery Day

We believe giving back to the community is important and sharing our experience with young people is always fun and informative! This year, a few of HW’s engineers participated in the Sandwich STEM “Exploration and Discovery Day” at Sandwich High School. This annual career day is for 7th and 8th graders and introduces various careers through workshops. This is our 5th year and it just keeps getting better and better! Future engineers learned about stormwater management,  and the importance of water quality as well as ways to protect the Town of Sandwich from the effects of climate change. Thanks STEM Academy for inviting us and we will see you next year!

Charles River Watershed
Run of the Charles Relay Race

Our team of hearty paddlers participated in the 37th Annual Run of the Charles Canoe Relay Race this past April.  While there is always room for improvement, our race time was a vast improvement from last year! We enjoyed a fun-filled day supporting the CRWA. Although our paddlers battled somewhat chilly temperatures, we all returned home safely! We are getting ready for the next race on April 26th. Please take a moment to learn more about the Charles River Watershed Association.

Bioretention Love at the Sandwich Library

We have adopted the bioretention facility at the Sandwich Library. At our second maintenance session, we weeded and added some new plants. We are running an experiment in both areas. To mulch or not to mulch? that is the question! Do you want to know if dense groundcover or mulch is better for your bio? Well, so do we. Visit our living laboratory at the Sandwich Library where we will be comparing groundcover alternatives to determine what the best bang for your stormwater treatment buck really is! Thanks to Hyannis Country Garden for the plants and mulch.

Osterville Rain Garden Workshop

We enjoyed lending a hand with the rain garden installation and presentation at the Osterville Library. This is a joint project with the Barnstable Clean Water Coalition, APCC and the Town of Barnstable. The workshop included engineering, plant installation (with many volunteers) and a brief presentation by HW’s Michelle West and April Wobst from APCC.  Take a drive-by on Main Street, Osterville to see the gardens first hand.  Let us know if you have any questions about rain gardens.


We are proud to support the following organizations through contributions and volunteerism. We believe their work to be vital in protecting our environment and support the programs that educate and encourage the public to become more involved. If you have a request, please contact us.

Our employees work hard and play hard! They also have a keen interest in volunteer work and we appreciate their efforts! 



We Support…

American Association of Landscape Architecture, RI

American Council of Engineering Companies

Association to Preserve Cape Cod  

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Barnstable Land Trust  

Boston Society of Civil Engineers

Buzzards Bay Coalition 

Charles River Watershed Association 

Clean Ocean Access

Congress for New Urbanism 

Housing Assistance Corporation 

Ipswich River Watershed Association 

Massachusetts Audubon Society 

Massachusetts Corporate Wetlands Restoration Program 

Merrimack River Watershed Council 

Mystic River Watershed Association 

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

North & South Rivers Watershed Association 

Piscataqua Regions Estuary Partnership

RI Green Infrastructure Coalition

Society for Ecological Restoration NE 

The Nature Conservancy  


Westport River Watershed Alliance

We volunteer…

American Planning Association 

Barnstable Conservation Commission 

Barnstable Community Preservation Committee 

Barnstable LAPC 

Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Blackstone Parks Conservancy 

CNU New England 

Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope 

Grow Smart RI 

MA Association of Conservation Commissioners 

Mashpee Finance Committee 

Nor’East Chapter, Trout Unlimited 

Sandwich Community Preservation Committee 

Sandwich Historic Commission 

Sandwich Planning Board 

Seekonk River Revitalization Alliance 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Engineers without Borders, Student Chapter 

University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch 

West Bay Land Trust, Cranston RI