EA’s Anacostia East Wetland Restoration Design Project wins two Engineering Excellence Awards

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA), a leading provider of environmental, engineering, and program/construction management services, announced April 23 that its efforts on the Anacostia East Wetland Restoration Project for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) recently won awards of excellence from both the Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) and the American Council of Engineering Companies, Maryland Chapter (ACEC/MD). EA was awarded the Award of Excellence in the Consultant Environmental Design category by MdQI, and was selected as the winner of the Outstanding Project Award in Environmental by ACEC/MD.

EA designed and provided support during construction of the Anacostia East Wetland Restoration Project which, at 20 acres, is the largest and most complex tidal wetland mitigation project ever undertaken by SHA. The purpose of this project was to satisfy mitigation requirements associated with the construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge, to create aquatic habitat, and to provide educational and recreational opportunities.

“The project will have a significant, positive impact on the environment, as it increased the area of tidal wetlands within the Anacostia River watershed by 20 percent,” said Todd Nichols, Project Manager for SHA.

About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
EA provides environmental, engineering, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure management solutions to a wide range of governmental and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA has more than 430 employees and a network of 20 offices across the U.S. In business for 36 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and relentless client advocacy.

About the Maryland Quality Initiative
The Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) is a cooperative effort by Maryland’s highway industry dedicated to the continuous quality improvement in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Maryland’s highway system. The MdQI Steering Committee draws industry partners into the business plan as it strives to provide its customers with a safe, well-maintained and attractive highway system that offers mobility and supports Maryland’s communities, economy and environment.

About the American Council of Engineering Companies – Maryland
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America’s engineering industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,500 firms throughout the country – are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation’s economy, and enhance and safeguard America’s quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council’s mission is to contribute to America’s prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.

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