Watertown Project Garners EBC’s Brownfields Project of the Year

The EBC has announced their annual EBEE award winners and Charter is honored to have the GSA Property Remedial Action project in Watertown, MA receive the James D.P. Farrell Award for Brownfields Project of the Year! Congratulations to all of the the parties involved in making sure this project was completed successfully:

  • General Services Administration
  • Department of Conservation & Recreation
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • MA Department of Environmental Protection
  • Nobis Engineering, Inc.

The Project

The GSA Property Remedial Action in Watertown, MA is a recent, multi-faceted, collaborative project that transformed a 13 acre contaminated, unused, urban brownfield site into an essential community greenspace and wetlands habitat. The land provides recreational areas, flood mitigation, and wildlife conservation.

After 94 years of federal ownership and 35 years of pressure from Watertown officials on behalf of their constituents, the political and financial conditions aligned. The project was able to be funded, achieve remediation goals, and return the site to DCR ownership, where it would “fit into the DCR’s Charles River unit” and create a greenspace corridor in the heart of the city, according to Michael Misslin, Chief Engineer with the DCR. Read more about the GSA Property Remedial Action Project Here.

The 2015 EBC EBEE Awards

The Environmental Business Council (EBC) every year recognizes outstanding environmental/energy accomplishments in the promotion of a sustainable, clean environment through the EBEE Awards. This years awards take place Thursday June 18, 2015 at the Newton Marriott Hotel. For more information on how to register click here.

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