August 12, 2003
An article by the owner of a local public relations firm, written about the topic of geosynthetic materials used to prevent soil erosion and water pollution, is featured in the latest issue of a national trade journal.
Eric Woolson, President/CEO of The Concept Works, Inc., wrote the article “Geosynthetics in Stormwater Management” for Stormwater, the Journal of Surface Water Quality Professionals. Stormwater reaches more than 20,000 readers responsible for minimizing nonpoint-source water pollution and complying with state and federal regulations that significantly touch all Americans.
Woolson interviewed engineers, academicians, contractors, environmental regulators and other professionals from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Idaho and Wisconsin to tell the story of an old concept that is relying on new materials and techniques.
Forester Communications is a Santa Barbara, Calif., firm that produces a number of special-interest print and Web publications.
The article was the second that Woolson has written for Stormwater. The first piece, published in July 2002, featured the Raccoon River Watershed Project and efforts by a consortium of agribusinesses and other interests to reduce the affects of farm chemicals on the watershed that serves Des Moines and surrounding communities.
“As a former newspaper reporter, I enjoy writing. I especially enjoy the challenge of writing about technical topics in a way that informs experts and yet is appreciated by the layperson,” he said.
Woolson owns The Concept Works, a West Des Moines, Iowa, firm that specializes in government, public and media relations and crisis management for corporations, nonprofit organizations and political clients.