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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Recognized with 2015 Merit Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies/Nebraska
Hunt Valley, Maryland (17 March 2015)— EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that its efforts on the Arnold Lake and Victoria Springs Lake Rehabilitation project were recognized with a 2015 Merit Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies/Nebraska. Undertaken on behalf of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Aquatic Habitat Program, the project improved the fish and aquatic community, developed fishing and boating access, and modernized outlet structures associated with these lakes.
To promote a healthy fish population, the lakes were deepened and fish habitat structures were installed. To create better fishing access for bank anglers, the shoreline was reshaped and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant fishing piers and parking pads were constructed. To further increase the lakes’ recreational use, new boat docks and ramps were added, and new outlet structures were built to reduce flooding potential.
EA was responsible for project wetland delineations, permitting, design, and construction oversight. Design features included a mechanically stabilized embankment at Arnold Lake to repair a sloughed shoreline and, at Victoria Springs Lake, the use of PondSeal™, a lake bottom sealing approach, to maintain consistent water depths. “We are honored and pleased to be recognized for engineering excellence,” stated Dale Schlautman, P.E., Manager of EA’s Lincoln office. “Supporting the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in their efforts to transform the ecologic and recreational value of these two lakes has been a rewarding experience.”
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% ESOP-owned public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 400 professionals through a network of 23 commercial offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 41 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.