McClure Engineering Co., a civil and structural engineering company headquartered in Clive, has expanded its portfolio to include water resources engineering, environmental services and geographic information systems, the company recently announced.

“Adding this service is a natural fit for McClure,” Dustin Leo, the company’s CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Our vision of making lives better encompasses our purpose of developing safe, sustainable, and healthy communities where people and economies can thrive.

"The protection of our land, air, and water resources and the ecosystems they support is crucial to ensure high quality of life for many generations into the future and is a top priority for our people and our clients."

Aaron Gwinnup has joined McClure as team leader of the new environmental team, the company announced. Gwinnup has 15 years of engineering experience and over 20 additional years in construction and project management.

Gwinnup’s engineering experience includes consulting and academic facets. He worked at the Iowa Institute for Hydraulic Research for three years researching phytoremediation and Midwestern water quality issues. His master’s thesis investigated Midwestern flooding and its impact on the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone.” He joined expeditions to the Gulf twice, to help measure the dead zone in 2008 and to collect oil-soaked salt marsh samples during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

In addition, Gwinnup has worked in 10 states and two Canadian provinces and has been retained by state agencies, cities, counties, watershed management organizations, and also private entities and nongovernmental organizations in the implementation of hundreds of water-resources projects and ecological restoration projects.

More information about McClure’s environmental services can be found here.