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Located near the banks of the Stillwater River in Orono, Maine, SEE focuses on meeting our client’s needs in all aspects of environmental engineering. Our professional expertise has been developed over the past 30 years, and we offer a full range of environmental compliance assistance to municipal, industrial, and commercial entities. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional service and the attention to detail that our clients deserve and expect. Let us put our experience to work for you and SEE the difference!

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Phil Ruck Stillwater Environmental Engineering About
Philip Ruck, P.E.
President

Philip Ruck has over 30 years of professional experience, including both environmental and civil engineering projects. Environmental engineering projects include water quality monitoring and assessment, stormwater and wastewater discharges, solid and hazardous waste, and pollution prevention and response planning. Civil engineering projects include general site design, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, phosphorus control, and construction specification manual development. He specializes in assisting clients meet Federal and State NPDES Phase II requirements.

Philip has extensive knowledge of a variety of State and Federal environmental regulatory programs, and has assisted hundreds of clients in maintaining compliance with these regulations. Most notably, he has developed Stormwater Management Plans for 11 out of the 12 regulated MS4 municipal and state-owned facilities in the Bangor area, and has developed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for industrial facilities across the northeastern United States. He has served as the technical consultant to the Bangor Area Storm Water Group (BASWG) for the past 11 years. In that role, he has been instrumental in developing cost-saving innovative regional approaches for MS4 Permit compliance in the Bangor area, including a regional database management system and a regional Stormwater Management Plan approach. Philip also provides training programs to educate clients on stormwater and erosion control issues. He is recognized across the State as a leader in the field of stormwater management by his peers.

Philip has also managed field operations for a multi-million dollar EPA funded Watershed Manipulation Project while employed by the University of Maine’s Water Research Institute. He has designed, installed, and maintained a variety of field monitoring equipment to support the projects he was involved with. While at the University, he also was actively involved in many key initiatives focused on water quality assessment across the State.

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Jeff Spaulding
Project Manager

Jeffry “Jeff” Spaulding is a University of Maine graduate with experience in both surveying and engineering tasks. Jeff is employed by SEE as an assistant project manager and has experience with almost all aspects of MS4 program implementation.

Jeff supervises trained engineering interns on required stormwater infrastructure inspections for our MS4 clients in the Bangor and Lewiston areas. Jeff has prepared annual MS4 reports, as well as summary reports following completion of inspections, providing clients a prioritized maintenance and repair plan necessary for MS4 compliance.

Jeff is also a certified 3rd party post-construction stormwater inspector and has performed those inspections under the direction of licensed engineers in his previous employment in Vermont, as well as with SEE. Jeff has assisted with developing a variety of environmental compliance plans for our clients, including SWPPP, SPCC, IDDE, O&M, LOS, and others. He has trained dozens of municipal and facility staff on the usage of electronic data collection tools for all sorts of compliance inspections and the associated data management.

Jeff has recently been involved with IDDE efforts for many of our clients, including inspections, sampling, data collection, and reporting.

Cara Belanger Headshot Stillwater Environmental Engineering About
Cara Belanger
Project Manager

Cara Belanger graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Environmental Science and a minor in chemistry. Cara completed undergraduate honors research on the impacts of road salt on aquatic life in streams. She is employed with SEE as a project manager.

Cara conducts stormwater sampling, monitoring, infrastructure inspections, and site inspections. She helps to plan education and outreach events, as well as updating our social media and website. She assists with developing compliance plans including, SWPPP, SPCC, IDDE, O&M, and LOS.

Tiffany Wilson Stillwater Environmental Engineering About
Tiffany Wilson
Project Scientist

Tiffany is a University of Maine graduate with a master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. She has years of experience as an environmental scientist at UMaine, particularly in analytical laboratory settings at the Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Laboratory and with the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

Tiffany has contributed to a broad array of research projects with an emphasis on characterizing aquatic inorganic pollutants and long-term impacts of watershed disturbances. Her technical expertise encompasses a range of lab- and field-scale procedures for environmental sampling and monitoring.

As a project scientist at SEE, Tiffany specializes in MSGP compliance, helping industrial clients develop pollution prevention plans and meet stormwater monitoring requirements. She also assists with stormwater management plans and annual reports for MS4 clients.  Tiffany supports education and outreach for SEE to help improve public knowledge of water resources and to engage young people in science, engineering, and environmental stewardship.

Morgan Jones SEE Staff Photo Assistant Environmental Engineer
Morgan Jones
Assistant Environmental Engineer

Morgan Jones is a recent graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, with a BA in Engineering. As an Assistant Environmental Engineer and SEE’s newest staff member, Morgan provides support for a variety of civil and environmental engineering projects across the northeast.

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Brennan Dunton
Intern

Brennan Dunton is entering his junior year as a Civil Engineering major at The University of Maine. At SEE, he inspects storm water basins, ditches, and outflows to check the infrastructure is still intact and to inspect for any illicit discharges or other kinds of pollutants present. In his free time, he enjoys playing intramural soccer with friends. Brennan also enjoys many outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, water skiing, tubing, hiking, snowboarding, etc.

Lukas Norment Stillwater Environmental Engineering Summer Intern
Lukas Norment
Intern

Lukas Norment is entering his senior year at the University of Maine as a Civil Engineering major. As a SEE intern, his duties include inspecting stormwater basins as well as sampling and testing water from outfalls alongside Matt. Lukas is a self-proclaimed “cinephile” and spends a lot of his free time watching, and dissecting, arthouse movies. In his spare time, Lukas also enjoys landscape photography and writing.

Matthew Hartt SEE Intern
Matthew Hartt
Intern

Matthew Hartt is embarking on his final year as a Biology major at Husson University. At Stillwater Environmental Engineering (SEE), he conducts thorough assessments of stormwater basins, ditches, and outflows to ensure the integrity of the infrastructure and to identify any unauthorized discharges or potential contaminants. In his leisure time, Matthew actively participates in pick-up basketball. Furthermore, he exhibits a profound affinity for engaging in various outdoor pursuits, including fishing, hiking, swimming, and more.