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2017 Environmental Excellence Awards

Press Release: Winners Announced for the 2017 Environmental Excellence Awards 

In 2017, three awards were made: one for a navigation dredging project, one for an environmental dredging project and one for Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change. These Awards were presented at the Dredging Summit & Expo '17 in Vancouver for projects and their team members that best meet the goals of WEDA's Environmental Commission: 

For Environmental Dredging
Winner   Onondaga Lake Restoration in Syracuse, New York, USA   Project | Photo
 
For Navigational Dredging 
Winner   Barbours Cut Expansion/San Jacinto Restoration Houston Ship Channel and San Jacinto River, La Porte, Texas, USA   Project | Photo
             
Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change:
Winner   Strategically Placing Dredged Material Enhancing Horseshoe Bend Island, Horseshoe Bend Island Project in the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana, USA   Project | Photo
             
Other notable nominations:
    Lower Duwamish Waterway Enhanced Natural Recovery/Activated Carbon Pilot Study Project   Project    
    West Basin Navigational Dredging Port of Long Beach   Project    
    Bayport Ship Channel (BSC) and Barbours Cut Channel (BCC) Improvement Project   Project    
    Dredging and Beachfill, Delaware River Main Channel Deepening   Project    
    Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project   Project    
   


2016 WODA Environmental Excellence Awards 

Press Release: Winners Announced for the 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards 

This year, The World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), during the gala dinner of its triennial international conference in Miami, proudly presented four Environmental Excellence Awards in two categories, Environmental Dredging and Dredging for Coastal Reinforcement. 

2016 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Environmental Dredging
Winner   Boeing’s Plant 2 Sediment Remediation and Urban Waterway Restoration at the Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington   Project    
Silver   Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Marsh Habitat Restoration, Milton, Delaware, USA.   Project    
 
For Dredging for Coastal Reinforcement
Winner   Medmerry Managed Realignment, Medmerry, England, United Kingdom.   Project    
Silver   Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defence, the Netherlands.   Project    
             
Other notable nominations:
    Wisconsin River and Park Pond Remediation   Project    
    Bayou D’Inde (Area B)/Lower Canal Sediment Remediation Project Lake Charles, LA   Project    
    Pershing Park Boat Basin Dredging Racine County, Wisconsin   Project    
             
   

2015 Environmental Excellence Awards

Press Release: Winners Announced for the 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards | View Criteria

In 2015, two awards were made: one for a navigation dredging project and one for an environmental dredging project. These Awards were presented at the Dredging Summit & Expo in Houston for projects and their team members that best meet the goals of WEDA's Environmental Commission: 

2015 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Navigational Dredging
Winner   Strategically Placing Dredged Material Enhancing Horseshoe Bend Island   Project | Photo
Silver   Detroit Harbor Navigation Channel Dredging and Expansion Project   Project | Photo
 
For Environmental Dredging
Winner   East Branch Grand Calumet River Remediation East Chicago/Hammond, Indiana   Project | Photo
Silver   Esquimalt Graving Dock Waterfront Remediation Project, Vancouver Island, BC   Project | Photo
             
Other notable nominations:
    Port of Ridgefield Dredging   Project    
    Riverine Sand Mining / Scofield Island Restoration   Project    
    San Diego Bay   Project    
             
   

2014 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Navigational Dredging
Winner   Port of Kalama TEMCO Berth   Project | Award
Silver   Port of Stockton   Project | Award
 
For Environmental Dredging
Winner   Sheboygan River, WI   Project | Award
Silver   Hudson River PCBs Superfund   Project | Award
             
Other notable nominations:
    Puget Sound Naval Shipyard - Bremerton   Project    
    Mississippi River Dredging - St. Louis District   Project    
    Nanticoke River Maintenance Dredging   Project    
    Susquehanna River - Battery Island   Project    
    Contaminated Sediment Menominee River, WI   Project    
    Innovative Reuse of Dredged Material - Baltimore, MD   Project    
             
   

2013 Environmental Excellence Awards

For Navigational Dredging
Winner   Deer Island Restoration Project near Mobile, Alabama   Project | Award
Silver   Port of Long Beach, California, Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project   Project | Award
Silver   Integration of Traditional Navigation Projects with Shore Protection for Beneficial Uses   Project | Award
 
For Environmental Dredging
Winner   Environmental Dredging and Aquatic Enhancement of Lake Beauclair, FL   Project | Award
Silver   River Raisin Area of Concern Restoration Project in Monroe, MI   Project | Award
             
Other notable nominations:
    West Branch Grand Calumet River Remediation   Project    
    Schnabel Innovative use of Dredged Material Project   Project    
    Embraport Container and Bulk Terminal Santos, Brazil   Project    
    Long Island Sound Region - US Army Corps of Engineers   Project    
    US Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Murden Water Hydraulics System   Project    
             
   

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