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Onondaga Lake cleanup team recognized for outstanding civil engineering

Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY

The Onondaga Lake cleanup team has received the 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the Syracuse section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award recognizes the team’s “superior civil engineering skills” and “significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society.” The team, led by Honeywell, includes OBG, Parsons, Anchor QEA, and Sevenson Environmental Services.

Recognized as one of the largest lake restoration projects in North America, the Onondaga Lake cleanup is the result of more than two decades and millions of hours of intensive effort. The project was completed through an unwavering focus on sound science, technical excellence, community engagement, and sustainable practices, as well as a commitment to health and safety. Project innovations resulted in significant advancements in sediment remediation technology. The cleanup combined innovative dredging and capping designs with long-term habitat restoration, leading to an environmentally protective solution.

In support of the Onondaga Lake restoration program, OBG has served and continues to perform many roles as a strategic partner to Honeywell, providing program management, site investigations, design, remediation, natural resource restoration, and operations and maintenance.

With dredging, capping, and habitat restoration now complete, the program has resulted in the best lake water quality in decades and the return of wildlife. As part of the cleanup, about 90 acres of wetlands have been restored, and more than 1 million native plants are being planted. The restored wetlands have become home to more than 250 wildlife species.

For their work together, Honeywell and OBG also recently received Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York during the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards gala in New York City.

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