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! Last 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 hope to see you again soon!

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 in 2019.  Although there was no team race this past April, we are a race sponsor and look forward to getting out in our canoe again in the near future! Please take a moment to learn more about the  Charles River Watershed Association.

Bioretention Love at the Sandwich Library

After a 1 year hiatus due to library construction activities, HW was back at work recently with bio maintenance. Amazing how bind weed can spread and how much sediment can collect in a forebay in a short period time.  Perhaps its time for replanting!  Thanks to Sandwich DPW for your participation (and hauling away of debris)!


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 or build your own!


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 Council of Engineering Companies

Association to Preserve Cape Cod  

Barnstable Land Trust  

Boston Society of Civil Engineers

Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative

Cape Cod Young Professionals

Charles River Watershed Association 

Clean Ocean Access

Congress for New Urbanism – New England

CREW Boston


Grow Smart RI

Heritage Museums and Gardens

Housing Assistance Corporation 

Ipswich River Watershed Association 

MA Association Conservation Commissioners

Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition

Merrimack River Watershed Council 

Mystic River Watershed Association 

Narragansett Bay Estuary Program

North & South Rivers Watershed Association 

RI Historic Preservation

RI Green Infrastructure Coalition

Southern New England American Planning Association

Watershed Action Alliance of SE MA

Westport River Watershed Alliance

We volunteer…

American Planning Association 

Barnstable Conservation Commission 

Barnstable Community Preservation Committee 

Barnstable Board of Health

Barnstable Land Trust Acquisition Committee

Barnstable County Incident Management Team

Buzzards Bay Coalition

CNU New England 

MA Association of Conservation Commissioners 

Needham Conservation Committee

Resilient Roots Cape Cod

RI, American Planning Association

RI, State Planning Council

Sandwich Historic Commission 

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