Senior Project Manager
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, Jacksonville University, 2003
Professional Associations, Honors, and Training
- GIS Certification, 2010
- GPS Mapping with GIS, 2009
- Mapping with Mobile GIS Software, 2009
- Total Station Application for Stream Restoration, 2008
- Land Development Forum (presenter), 2008
- Carolina Wetland Conference (attendee), 2007
- Corps/DWQ Consultant Workshop, 2007
- Builder/Architect Magazine Article Co-author, 2006
- Society of Wetland Scientist, 2006
- Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, 2005
- Regulatory Decision Making, 2005
- Taxonomy and Ecology of EPT, 2005
- Regulatory Procedural Issues, 2005
- Stream Restoration and Design Principles, 2005
- Wetland Delineation, 2005
- Stream Classification and Assessment, 2005
- Hydric Soils, 2004
- Permitting Policies and Procedures, 2004
Ms. Newton was employed by ClearWater Environmental Consultants, Inc. in 2007. She began her environmental professional career with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Jacksonville, Florida in 2001. Her primary duties revolved around permit compliance and enforcement. She worked with permittees to resolve conflict and permit non-compliance issues. Ms. Newton transferred to the Asheville, North Carolina Regulatory Field Office in 2004 where she was responsible for permitting and compliance in 5 western North Carolina counties. Duties were wide ranging and included activities such as wetland delineations, site meetings, pre-application meetings, permitting, fish and wildlife consultation, and educational outreach. Ms. Newton was afforded many training opportunities and was presented with an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service after Hurricanes Ivan and Frances in 2004. During her time at the USACE, Rebekah developed outstanding working relationships with her counterparts in DWQ, WRC, and FWS.
In 2006, Ms. Newton began working as an environmental consultant in a private consulting firm. She utilized her relationships with the regulatory agencies to aid in the permitting process. This allowed for smooth and efficient permit acquisition. Her duties in this capacity were also broad and included tasks such as wetland delineation, site assessment, impact analysis, mitigation planning, and permit application.
Because Ms. Newton has worked on both, public and private, sides of the permitting spectrum, she provides a unique perspective to assigned projects.