Congratulations 2007 Awards Winners!
Each year the Georgia Section of the American Water Resources Association and GAWP Stormwater Committee recognize award winners for implementation an outstanding water resources projects or stormwater program. This year, our award winners were recognized at the Georgia Water Resources Conference in Athens on March 27, 2007. We'd like to send out a heartfelt congratulations to each of our winners!
McDaniel Farm Stream Restoration and Buffer Enhancement Project
implemented by the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources was
recognized as the 2007 Water Resources Project of Excellence.
The McDaniel Farm Park stream restoration project involved 1,260 feet
of Rosgen Priority 1 and 2 stream restoration, spot repairs in about
165 feet of channel, preservation of approximately 775 feet stream
channel in good condition, riparian zone enhancement along 4,714 feet
of channel which included exotic species control, and replanting with
County Storm Water Management Division was recognized as the 2007
Phase I Outstanding Stormwater Management Program. The
judges noted that Gwinnett’s Watershed Improvement Planning effort
is very impressive in scale, reaching from county-wide to the small
watershed level, and noted an excellent start to implementation is
becoming a reality.
Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management
Program was recognized as the 2007 Phase II Outstanding
Stormwater Management Program. In
addition to noting ACC excellence in public involvement and
participation, the judges also noted the program’s successful
post-construction storm water control measures, such as Mass Grading
and Environmental Area Ordinances which are hugely effective at both
preventing and mitigating nonpoint source pollution, and the mandatory
pre-application meeting to encourage better site design practices at
the beginning of a project.
Georgia Section of AWRA holds monthly luncheon meetings in coordination
with the stormwater
committee of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP).
GAWRA operates as a Section of GAWP, which serves as an umbrella
organization for all of Georgia’s water professionals. Our Atlanta-area meetings
are held at
various locations in the metro area.