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DredgeWire Exclusive – ANAMAR Environmental Consulting Awarded $7.5 Million Dollar IDIQ Contract from USACE Galveston District

Monica Martin, Marisa Weber and Michelle Rau

Posted on September 7, 2022

ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc. (ANAMAR), well known for dredged material evaluation and management, was awarded a $7.5 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for General Environmental Services from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District.

ANAMAR, a woman-owned small business founded by Nadia Lombardero in 2000, serves as the prime contractor for this IDIQ. ANAMAR will partner with Lloyd Engineering, Inc. (LEI) and North Water District Laboratory Services, Inc. (NWDLS) to support the requirements of the Galveston District and deliver exceptional environmental services for the evaluation of dredged material.

The Galveston District was established in 1880, as the first engineering district in Texas to oversee river and harbor improvements. The Galveston District encompasses the Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico, an area that spans across 50,000 square miles, contains more than 1,000 miles of channels (750 shallowdraft and 250 deep-draft), and serves 28 ports and 700 miles of coastline 1 . As part of the world’s largest public engineering, design, and construction management agency, this long-standing operation continues to play a key role in America’s well-being, serving the nation by keeping navigable waterways open for commerce.

“The Corps (USACE) routinely conducts chemical analysis on maintenance dredging projects throughout the Galveston District to evaluate dredged material for chemicals of concern,” said Lisa Finn, the Environmental Program Manager with the USACE Galveston Operations Division. Ms. Finn elaborates on the necessity of evaluating dredged material by explaining that, “Through sampling analysis, we can review data to make certain we remain in compliance with multiple federal regulations, including the Clean Water Act. In addition, as the Corps creates more ways to maximize beneficial use of dredged material throughout the navigation mission, environmental assessments for those concepts will be evaluated through contract mechanisms such as this.”

As part of their partnership, ANAMAR, LEI, and NWDLS share a rich history with years of professional collaboration supporting the navigation mission of the Galveston District, informed by the three firms’ nationwide experience. Monica Martin, Chief Administrative Officer for NWDLS, noted that the, “advice and experience from ANAMAR extends beyond the Gulf Coast.” She went on to say that, “our lessons learned and innovations from previous work have made us a more streamlined team.” When asked about teaming, Michelle Rau, Chief Executive Officer for ANAMAR Environmental Consulting said, “The work ANAMAR sets out to complete for our clients is possible because of the teaming partners we have. Through our experience, we have learned to innovate and implement efficiencies while maintaining a culture of safety and open communication. I am excited to continue our team approach to providing quality service for the Galveston District.”

ANAMAR, along with LEI and NWDLS, looks forward to continuing to support the critical navigation mission of the Galveston District and the broader Gulf Coast economy for the duration of this IDIQ.

ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc (ANAMAR) is a woman-owned small business headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, with an office in Portland, Oregon, serving the West Coast. ANAMAR offers a variety of environmental services to government, industry, and private enterprises as well as other professional consulting organizations. ANAMAR is a versatile company that specializes in environmental sampling and monitoring, project design and management, data review and interpretation, and report preparation. For more information, head to their website:

Lloyd Engineering, Inc. (LEI) is a Texas-based corporation that provides professional engineering, environmental and consulting services to private and public industries. These services include proposed site investigation and evaluations, conceptual plans, feasibility studies, mooring analyses, opinion of construction cost estimates, and preliminary and final designs for construction. LEI’s environmental department also provides services that include wetland delineations, habitat characterizations, sediment and dredge material analysis, and permitting assistance. LEI’s staff routinely provides project management services to ensure timely and professional completion of their design recommendations. These services are provided primarily along all U.S. coasts, the Caribbean and Latin America as well as other areas of the world. For more information, head to their website:

North Water District Laboratory Services, Inc. (NWDLS) was founded in 1974 and then incorporated in 1985. The NWDLS Toxicology Laboratory was acquired in May of 2016, but the laboratory has been in operation since 1978. The Toxicology Laboratory was originally designed by ATKINS to conduct dredged material bioassays supporting USACE construction and maintenance dredging projects. While the laboratory has expanded into other environmental toxicity testing areas, it has continued to specialize in sediment bioassays and bioaccumulation studies and maintains a broad scope of accredited sediment toxicity testing services. For more information, head to their website:

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