Stormwater Monitoring and Water Quality Sampling and Analysis (SWPPP)

  EcoKai has performed water quality sampling for multiple clients to fulfill regulatory agency compliance requirements including Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) groundwater discharge permits, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits, Coordinated Integrated Monitoring Programs (CIMPs), and Clean Water Act §401 Water Quality Certifications with the RWQCB.  EcoKai Read more »

Hydroelectric Project Riparian Monitoring – Southern California Edison

Eastern Sierra SCE

EcoKai performs hydrological, geomorphological, and biological field surveying and monitoring along several streams in remote wilderness areas associated with Southern California Edison (SCE) hydroelectric generation projects in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Forest Service (under authority of Section 4(e) of the Federal Read more »

Los Angeles River Path Project – LA Metro

LA Metro

EcoKai is providing biological and environmental permitting services to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the LA River Path Project (Project).  The Project consists of a new bicycle and pedestrian path along an approximately eight-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River (River) from Elysian Valley through Downtown Los Angeles to the City Read more »

Groundwater Investigation and Monitoring – Kinney County, Texas

Kinney County

Since 2011, EcoKai has been assisting the Kinney County Groundwater Conservation District in west Texas with the development and implementation of a Groundwater Monitoring Network.  EcoKai has programmed, installed, maintained, and collected data from over 50 groundwater and stream monitoring locations covering an area of more than 1,000 square miles of the County.  The data Read more »

Stormwater Monitoring

Stormwater Monitoring Program – Beach Cities Watershed Management Group The Beach Cities Stormwater Monitoring Project consists of implementing the Beach Cities Watershed Management Group’s (BCWMG) Stormwater Monitoring Program in accordance with the Los Angeles County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit mandated by Section 402 of the Federal Clean Water Act.  The BCWMG includes Read more »

Ballona Wetland Coastal Clean Up Day

Ballona Wetland Coastal Clean Up Day Cleanup

Ballona Wetland Coastal Clean Up Day Date: September 19th, 2015 By: Kimberly Burton Friends and Family, Coastal Cleanup Day is the world’s largest volunteer event with hundreds of thousands of people participating globally to help pickup trash and debris from local beaches, waterways, and lakes. On September 19th, 2015 EcoKai staff joined the Friends of Read more »

Lee Vining Creek

Lee Vining Creek

This biological resource management and regulatory permit compliance project is located approximately one mile east of the Yosemite National Park boundary. EcoKai has programmed and installed Campbell Scientific remote data acquisition equipment that currently logs daily readings for soil moisture, depth to groundwater, and stream flow in locations of over 9400 ft msl. The effort Read more »

Vegetation Management & Fuel Modification Plan

Vegetation Management & Fuel Modification Plan

EcoKai is currently developing a Fire Management Plan for a Water Treatment Facility in Orange County California. The plan will require coordination with several agencies including the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Orange County Fire Authority. When completed, this effort will allow staff to manage the clearing and thinning of surrounding vegetation for the Read more »

Water Quality Sampling and Water Re-Use Evaluation

Water Quality Sampling and Water Re-Use Evaluation

EcoKai is assisting a commercial client in Beverly Hills California in compliance with their NPDES Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting requirements for the Regional Water Quality Control Board. In addition, EcoKai is currently evaluating on site water re-use options to reduce or eliminate the Groundwater Replenishment Fee imposed by the City of Beverly Hills. Jim Burton