Environmental Construction

Landfill Development or Decommissioning

When a municipality must proceed to develop a landfill, Fowler is there to assist with the environmentally responsible development of the site. This highly regulated and complex process involves multiple phases, one of which may include excavation, grading, and the installation of a landfill liner. Fowler has extensive experience installing these liner systems, be it a soil solution, geomembrane liners or a variety of other liners, to contain and isolate waste materials from the surrounding environment. The primary purpose of a landfill liner is to prevent the release of pollutants from the waste into the underlying soil and groundwater.

In the case of a landfill needing decommissioning, Fowler undertakes the process of closing, capping, and managing a landfill that has reached the end of its operational life while preventing environmental contamination, reducing long-term maintenance costs, and safely transitioning the site to a post-closure phase. It is essential to manage a landfill properly, at any stage of its life, to protect the environment and the public.


Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Fowler is adept at executing erosion and sediment control projects and on its projects, addressing sedimentation control, erosion, and sediment control. Effective sedimentation control is essential to protect water quality, comply with environmental regulations, and minimize the environmental impact of soil erosion. Fowler’s highly trained personnel work closely with engineers, fisheries biologists, MNRF, and MECP to carry out this work.

Fowler implements various practices and measures to prevent sediment transport (erosion) from construction sites, urban areas, agricultural fields, and other locations into water bodies, mitigating environmental problems, including water pollution, habitat destruction for fisheries or any Species at Risk (SARS).

Contamination Removal & Repair

Contamination removal after a spill is a critical and time-sensitive process to minimize the environmental impact and potential harm to human health. The specific steps for contamination removal will depend on the nature of the spill, the type of contaminant, and the affected environment, whether it's soil, water, or infrastructure.

Fowler is regularly called upon to implement remediation measures, habitat restoration or reconstruction. Our well-coordinated efforts bring highly trained personnel, appropriate equipment, and materials, such as oil booms and industrial clean-up agents, to bear on the situation while adhering to regulatory guidelines. We act quickly and efficiently to minimize a spill's environmental and public health impacts.


Stormwater Management

Fowler provides municipalities and developments (commercial or residential) with stormwater management services, which allows for controlling and mitigating stormwater runoff to protect the environment, public health, and property. All works aim to reduce flooding, control erosion, improve water quality, and preserve natural ecosystems such as ponds, streams, and rivers.

Effective stormwater management helps prevent infrastructure damage from flooding, reduces water pollution, and contributes to the overall health of ecosystems. It is an essential aspect of sustainable urban and environmental planning.

Fowler is accustomed to working under the guidelines of Environmental Assessments (EA) when facilitating stormwater management.

Species at Risk - Wildlife Exclusion Fencing

Cities and towns close to nature come with challenges - and Fowler understands the complex relationship between protecting our natural environment and growing our communities simultaneously.

Wildlife fencing, also known as wildlife exclusion or animal-proof fencing, is one way Fowler brings their protection and preservation development services to the forefront.
The fencing installed is a barrier designed to protect wildlife and their habitats and prevent human-wildlife conflicts. These systems can safely guide them through specific pathways, such as wildlife corridors. Fencing can protect sensitive ecosystems, such as wetlands, nesting areas, or critical habitats, such as those habituated by reptiles and turtles.

The Fowler team consults with engineers and biologists to ensure effective installation and maintenance to minimize negative impacts on species and the environment. Additionally, Fowler team members acquire additional knowledge by participating in the Protection of Species at Risk Training and Education program.


OSSGA 2022 Industry Recognition Awards
Environmental Achievement Award

FOWLER Construction received the 2022 Industry Recognition Awards from the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) for their Rosewarne Quarry power project.

"On June 24, 2021, Fowler Construction president Larry Wilson was finally able to announce the start of operating off the new energy source. As he said at the time, “Fowler went live at their Rosewarne Quarry in Bracebridge with a conversion project that changed our crushing power source from diesel to electricity. Lakeland Power is supplying the new electrical power. The end result of this change is a vastly more sustainable and environmentally friendly source of power to help build new roads in Muskoka and surrounding regions. Fowler will be reducing their annual CO2 emissions by 1,100 metric tonnes, which we believe will be great for the community we work and live in.”  READ MORE HERE: https://www.gravelfacts.ca/industry-stories/2022/3/31/choosing-a-greener-option
source: www.gravelfacts.ca

IN PHOTO Installation of Transformer and Capacitor Bank with 1250 kW Genset in background