Empower Projects

Our clients and projects span private sector companies, large and small municipalities, utilities, and non-profit organizations. We insure project success on various fronts by providing energetic, thoughtful, people-focused solutions.  Our staff’s unique approach engages clients, project team members, and the public, leading to more comprehensive decision making and successful public projects.

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Our team assisted the Indianapolis Cultural Trail with outreach and publicity surrounding the new Pacers Bikeshare Program.

Pacers Bikeshare

Our team assisted the Indianapolis Cultural Trail with outreach and publicity surrounding the new Pacers Bikeshare Program.
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Our team (through the support of two active watershed clients and several municipalities) created, launched, and currently maintains the state’s largest social marketing campaign for environmental awareness, Clear Choices Clean Water.

Clear Choices Clean Water

Our team (through the support of two active watershed clients and several municipalities) created, launched, and currently maintains the state’s largest social marketing campaign for environmental awareness, Clear Choices Clean Water.
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With the goal of developing and promoting more sustainable solutions for stormwater infrastructure, the City of Indianapolis worked with a team of consultants, including Empower Results, to identify and overcome obstacles that were impacting the adoption of Low Impact Development (LID) projects and principals.

Indianapolis Sustainable Infrastructure Initiative

With the goal of developing and promoting more sustainable solutions for stormwater infrastructure, the City of Indianapolis worked with a team of consultants, including Empower Results, to identify and overcome obstacles that were impacting the adoption of Low Impact Development (LID) projects and principals.
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Researchers from IUPUI and the University of Oregon partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a tool aimed at helping farmers better understand the values of wetlands and assess potential wetland restoration scenarios.

Restoration of Upland Storage in Wetlands

Researchers from IUPUI and the University of Oregon partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a tool aimed at helping farmers better understand the values of wetlands and assess potential wetland restoration scenarios.
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The Indiana Wetland Program Plan (IWPP) is a statewide action plan designed to guide continued wetland conservation and restoration.

Wetlands Program Plan

The Indiana Wetland Program Plan (IWPP) is a statewide action plan designed to guide continued wetland conservation and restoration.
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The New US 31 Major Moves Project, one of the largest in INDOT history, elevated sections of US 31 to limited access freeway standards. The project area (Hamilton County) presented unique challenges, as it includes one of the most developed luxury commercial corridors in the state.

US 31 Improvement Project

The New US 31 Major Moves Project, one of the largest in INDOT history, elevated sections of US 31 to limited access freeway standards. The project area (Hamilton County) presented unique challenges, as it includes one of the most developed luxury commercial corridors in the state.
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Our team assisted the City of Indianapolis in obtaining an Urban Waters Grant from the US EPA to implement a new water currency program and several demonstration projects associated with the prevention of stormwater runoff into area streams

Indy Urban Waters

Our team assisted the City of Indianapolis in obtaining an Urban Waters Grant from the US EPA to implement a new water currency program and several demonstration projects associated with the prevention of stormwater runoff into area streams
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Indy Rezone was the largest overhaul of Indianapolis’ zoning ordinances and development standards since 1969.

Indy Rezone

Indy Rezone was the largest overhaul of Indianapolis’ zoning ordinances and development standards since 1969.
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Riverfront Fort Wayne is an initiative that envisions a revitalized downtown riverfront area that is a regional destination offering opportunities to experience nature, recreation, shopping, dining and entertainment in a whole new way.

Riverfront Fort Wayne

Riverfront Fort Wayne is an initiative that envisions a revitalized downtown riverfront area that is a regional destination offering opportunities to experience nature, recreation, shopping, dining and entertainment in a whole new way.
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The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) commissioned a Feasibility Study for Food Hubs in Indiana.

Food Hubs

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) commissioned a Feasibility Study for Food Hubs in Indiana.
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The Earth Partnership for School began in 1991 as an outgrowth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum’s focus on ecological restoration as a way to establish a positive relationship between people and the land.

Earth Partnership for Schools

The Earth Partnership for School began in 1991 as an outgrowth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum’s focus on ecological restoration as a way to establish a positive relationship between people and the land.
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Empower Results led all local steering committee meetings associated with the development of a strategic plan aimed at reducing non-point source pollution to the seven hydrologically connected lakes in the Upper Tippecanoe River chain.

Upper Tippecanoe River Lakes Strategic Watershed Management Plan

Empower Results led all local steering committee meetings associated with the development of a strategic plan aimed at reducing non-point source pollution to the seven hydrologically connected lakes in the Upper Tippecanoe River chain.
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Our staff led the IASWCD Board of Directors through a two-day strategic planning retreat

IASWCD 5-Year Strategic Plan

Our staff led the IASWCD Board of Directors through a two-day strategic planning retreat
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The Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance has existed for over twelve years working to protect and improve water quality in Eagle Creek, its tributaries, and the downstream, Eagle Creek drinking water Reservoir

Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance

The Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance has existed for over twelve years working to protect and improve water quality in Eagle Creek, its tributaries, and the downstream, Eagle Creek drinking water Reservoir
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The Trained Individual Program is an annual event specifically targeted to those in the construction industry who regularly engage in earth work activities.

Trained Individual: Contractor Training and Certification Program

The Trained Individual Program is an annual event specifically targeted to those in the construction industry who regularly engage in earth work activities.
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We led the assessment and planning efforts necessary to set water quality improvement goals and complete a comprehensive Watershed Diagnostic Study for the Lake of the Woods and McClish Lake Watershed.

Lake of the Woods and McClish Lake Watershed Diagnostic Study

We led the assessment and planning efforts necessary to set water quality improvement goals and complete a comprehensive Watershed Diagnostic Study for the Lake of the Woods and McClish Lake Watershed.
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The Little River Watershed encompasses approximately 141,000 acres in north-east Indiana.

Little River Watershed Diagnostic Study

The Little River Watershed encompasses approximately 141,000 acres in north-east Indiana.
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Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Education Center at Fort Harrison State Park, the FSO program sought to give local Indianapolis families an opportunity to experience new outdoor activities such as fishing, archery, horseback riding, and bird watching.

Family Step Outside Program

Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Education Center at Fort Harrison State Park, the FSO program sought to give local Indianapolis families an opportunity to experience new outdoor activities such as fishing, archery, horseback riding, and bird watching.
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The Big Walnut and Deer Creek watersheds encompass 270,000 acres in west-central Indiana.

Big Walnut Creek Watershed Management Plan

The Big Walnut and Deer Creek watersheds encompass 270,000 acres in west-central Indiana.
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The Maple Avenue Improvement Project was part of the City of Noblesville’s Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for its combined sewer system infrastructure improvements.

Maple Avenue Improvement Project

The Maple Avenue Improvement Project was part of the City of Noblesville’s Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for its combined sewer system infrastructure improvements.