Monthly Archives: August 2010

Cool Video and Blog Entry from The National Aquarium Features Patriot LWM installed Floating Island

Here is a entry from the Patriot LWM Blog on our work at the National Aquarium.

Back in August, Patriot LWM in partnership with Bluewing Environmental, The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and The National Aquarium installed a 250 square foot BioHaven Floating Island in the Baltimore Harbor. The goal of the project is to study the nutrient processing potential of the islands and how they may one day be used to restore the health of the water body and the Chesapeake Bay. Check out the Aquarium blog article here at WATERlog.

Also check out this cool underwater video they put together in the waters near the island.


As should always be the case when a brave brother makes the ultimate sacrifice, every effort was made to get up to Bridgeport to honor a former Kentland Fireman and Hero Lt. Steven Velasquez. It was a wonderfully sad but well done service and he will be greatly missed.

Story from

Nearly 100 firefighters from the immediate Prince George’s County area attended the funeral services for Lieutenant Steven Velasquez and Fireman Michel Baik of the Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department. The services were held back-to-back in the vicinity of the downtown area. Thousands of firefighters traveled from all points of the North American Continent to assure a proper send off and pay their respects. Fire uniforms were seen from as far away as Seattle, Washington, Dallas, Texas and Calgary (Alberta), Canada. Members from the Prince George’s County Fire Department, Kentland Volunteer Fire Department and other volunteer departments from within Prince George’s County, Maryland were positioned front and center, next to the Bridgeport Fire Department contingent during the send off for Lieutenant Steven Velasquez. This was an honor and the members of the various departments in attendance would like to thank those individuals involved in the organizational process for the service. We will never forget the sacrifice by our fallen brothers. May they rest easy and their families feel no pain.