Keystone Environmental Wins 2016 EMA Award

June 23, 2016

Last Thursday, Keystone Environmental won the 2016 Environmental Managers Association (EMA) Award for Remediation and Restoration for the Lawson Foreshore Enhancement Project.

The project was performed for the District of West Vancouver and consisted of raising the foreshore between Ambleside Pier and Lawson Pier in West Vancouver by 1 m to reduce flooding of Lawson Park during King Tides. Work was accomplished by using soil from another construction site at the West Vancouver Municipal Hall and placing the soils under the shoreline with a protective cap of the existing native shoreline material. The project was successful in improving the shoreline topography and habitat conditions in consideration of potential sea level rise. Media coverage of the works included airtime on CTV news in January.

The project team consisted of a coordinated effort between Keystone Environmental’s biology and engineering departments (Warren Appleton, Mark Sessions, Erika Paradis, Dave Langill, Krista Morden, Jeff Thorlacius, Barry Warren, Thuy Wong, Robert Porter) and its extended team; Integrated Planning and Consulting provided construction supervision and Headwater Management was the contractor performing the works.

Keystone Environmental would like to thank the District of West Vancouver for their hard work throughout the project. In particular, we would like to thank the Manager of Environment and Sustainability Sandra Bicego and her colleagues for their support in making this project a success. We would also like to thank the participation and input provided by all 3rd party consultants, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies throughout the process.

Congratulations to everyone on a job well done.