Person:Dr. Ben Ferrill

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Dr. Ben Ferrill

Photo from the Huntsville Canoe Club
 Geologist, City Planner

Born:1956, Atlanta, Georgia


•  Employment History: City Planning; City Geologist/Environmental Planner; Flint River Conservation Association, Inc.; Advisory Board Member for Alabama Rivers Alliance. - Info

•  "Ben is a geologist and city planner with the City of Huntsville, an active paddler, and a local conservationist who is active with the Flint River Conservation Association." - Info

•  "The new Heart of Huntsville Drive bridges Pinhook Creek and Fagan Branch and replaces two bridges previously removed at St. Clair Street and Williams Avenue," Dr. Ben Ferrill with the city's Planning and Urban Development Department stated. "The new bridge is expanded on the west side and will tie with future channel modifications to provide better flood conveyance as part of a major downtown flood mitigation project," Dr. Ferrill also referenced other planned improvements including: expansion of the Pinhook Creek channel, a pedestrian bridge, a top-of-bank promenade and a greenway to link our downtown amenities, such as Big Spring Park, the Von Braun Center, existing and future hotels and shopping venues. - City of Huntsville

•  Diane Ellis mentions Dr. Ferrill and his effort to recycle a turn-of-the-century bridge to help showcase an historic canal site downtown as an example of a preservation initiative. - HHQ

Related Links:
•  Alabama Rivers Alliance - Website

•  City of Huntsville - His comments on construction project.
•  HHQ - Letter to members from Chairman Diane Ellis in the Historic Huntsville Quarterly Vol. XXII, #3, Fall, 1996, page 120.
•  Huntsville Canoe Club - Photo
•  Info - Profile

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