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 Society of Landscape Architects

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 

Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative

Charles River Watershed Association 

Clean Ocean Access

Congress for New Urbanism 

CREW Boston

Housing Assistance Corporation 

Ipswich River Watershed Association 

Massachusetts Audubon Society 

MA Association Conservation Commissioners

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

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council

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