Erosion Control June 2012 : Page 12
IECA News ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS Awards of Environmental Excellence Recognize the Industry’s Best T he presentation ceremony for the Awards of Envi-ronmental Excellence was held this past February at the annual conference and expo of the International Erosion Control Association in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the past 21 years, IECA has recognized the industry’s best by awarding persons and projects epitomizing the principles of environmental excellence. Premier Award Is a Team Effort The 2011 Environmental Achievement Award, IECA’s premier award, was presented to the Banora Point Upgrade Alliance in New South Wales, Australia. This award recognizes an outstand-Banora Point Upgrade Alliance team members, winners of the 2011 Environmental Achievement Award The Best of the Best Tom Carpenter , CPESC, was awarded the 2011 Sustained Contributor Award. This award recognizes an IECA mem-ber who has provided distinguished service to IECA and has made outstanding contributions to improve the erosion and sediment control industry over a sustained period of time. Carpenter first joined IECA in 1996 and achieved his CPESC designation in 1998. Tom’s extensive involvement with IECA includes roles as a member of the Great Rivers Chapter Board of Directors, the IECA Board of Directors, and member of the Save Our International Land (SOIL) Fund committee. The 2011 Contractor of the Year Award, which recognizes contractors who have dem-onstrated excellence in the execution and application of effective erosion and sedi-ment control practices, was presented to Abigroup Con-tractors . Abigroup is a leading construction company with strong ethical standards and a reputation for performance. Established in 1961, it has since successfully completed hundreds of projects across a broad range of market sectors, Tom Carpenter, CPESC, and has accumulated a wealth was recognized with of building construction expe-the 2011 Sustained rience throughout Australia. Contributor Award. The Alaska Coastal Revegetation & Erosion Control Guide (ACRECG) was awarded the 2011 Educational Achievement Award. This award recog-nizes an outstanding train-ing program, public pro-gram, university program of study, or tool used within the industry, demonstrating advancement in erosion and sediment control educa-tion based on experience and factual knowledge. The guide includes information on techniques for planting, wild harvest, and the protec-ing erosion and/or sediment control project, program, or system that demonstrates excellence in natural resource conservation and environmental protection. The Banora Point Upgrade Alliance is a team consisting of New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services, Abigroup Con-tractors, Snowy Mountains Engineering Corp., and Seymour Whyte Constructions for the purpose of upgrading the Pacific Highway at Banora Point. The Banora Point Upgrade Alliance was recognized for its environmental performance and innova-tive and cost-effective environmental solutions. “Since the beginning of the project, the Banora Point Upgrade Alliance has shown a high level of integrity towards environmen-tal protection,” said Jenny Butler , environmental manager for the Banora Point Upgrade Alliance. “Winning this award is an outstanding accomplishment, and we are delighted to accept the award on behalf of the project and Alliance partners. The Alliance has faced so many design and construction challenges, but the hard work being undertaken to address these issues has paid off.” 12 EROSION CONTROL WWW.EROSIONCONTROL.COM On behalf of the Alaska Coastal Revegetation & Erosion Control Guide , Stoney Wright accepts the 2011 Educational Achievement Award.
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