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WEDA’s next webinar highlighting the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards Winners – March 10th at 2 PM EST

Posted on March 6, 2023

Join WEDA this Friday, March 10, at 2:00 PM EST for our next webinar featuring the “2022 Environmental Excellence Awards Winners”. The Western Dredging Association proudly presents three Environmental Excellence Awards to outstanding projects each year at its annual WEDA Environmental Summit and Exposition. Summaries of the three 2022 award-winning projects will be presented during the webinar.

When: Friday, March 10, 2023,

Time: 2:00 PM EST

WSP Environment & Infrastructure Solutions

Mott McDonald

Moffatt & Nichol

Foth Environment Solutions

Zoom Facilitator: Kathryn Thomas, ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc.

General Webinar Overview:

For the award category of Navigation Dredging, Kimbrie Gobbi of WSP Environment & Infrastructure Solutions will be the presenter. The project title: U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Project at Ballast Point, San Diego, California. The Coast Guard and Navy collaborated to develop multi-purpose habitat from repurposed pier demolition rubble, and maintenance dredged sand at Ballast Point, San Diego, California. The project restored a recreational beach, stabilized a seawall, reduced shoreline erosion, created an eelgrass habitat, and added a rocky reef.

For the Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change award category, Derek Salazar of Mott McDonald will be the presenter. The project title: Cedar Bayou and Vinson Slough Reopening Project
Aransas County, Texas

This project brought stability to an ever-changing habitat by designing a dredging template that would mimic the natural flow and migration of this historical tidal inlet. This should reduce the amount of future maintenance dredging events, and the opening of the Cedar Bayou inlet creates incredible benefits to the many habitats in the area, including but not limited to, fish hatcheries and spawning areas, marshlands, and sanctuaries for migrating birds.

For the award category of Environmental Dredging, Nick Cox of Moffatt & Nichol will be the presenter. The project title: Lightning Point Shoreline Restoration Project in Bayou La Batre and Mississippi Sound, Alabama

The main objective of Lightning Point Shoreline Restoration Project was to restore habitat and resources that were injured by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with both resilience and sustainability concepts integrated with the ecological components early in the engineering and design phases. The objectives:

Revitalize the locally important waterfront area at Lightning Point by restoring, enhancing, and protecting the shoreline habitats, and by providing improved community access and recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, and site-seeing.

Restore a diverse system of coastal habitats and provides shoreline protection for the long-term.

PDH Credit: A certificate for one (1) professional development hour will be available for all participants who attend this webinar or view the recorded webinar online.


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