IECA announced winners for its environmental excellence awards during the 2021 IECA Annual Conference and Expo.
The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced winners for its environmental excellence awards during the 2021 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in February.
The IECA awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in the erosion and sediment control and storm water industries. This year’s awards recognized young professionals under 30 and under 40, sustained partners, outstanding professional, sustained contributor and the environmental excellence award, according to an IECA press release.
Young professionals under 30 years old and 40 years old are recognized for their storm water and erosion and/or sediment control projects, programs, or academics that demonstrates excellence in natural resource conservation and environmental protection.
“The categories reflect the diversity of IECA among our membership,” stated IECA chief executive officer, Samantha Roe, IOM in the press release. “We’re looking to elevate our members for their accomplishments to help them get recognized in the industry for their accomplishments. I congratulate this year’s winners and thank you for making a difference in the industry.”
According to the press release, this year’s winners in the Three Under 30 category are Dakota Basham, CPESC; Jacob Bucher; and Dr. Lan Liu. Winners in the Four Under 40 category are Jacob Burkey, PE; Stefano Rignanese; Matt Welch, CPESC, CESSWI; and Blake Whitman, Ph.D., PE, CPESC.
The sustained contributor award recognizes a company who has provided support to IECA and has made outstanding contributions to improve the erosion and sediment control industry for a sustained number of years. This year’s winner is Profile Products LLC, according to the press release.
The IECA outstanding professional award recognizes an IECA member as an individual or organization that demonstrates excellence in their work in the industry and is viewed by his/her IECA peers as an industry leader through significant engagement with IECA. This year’s winner is Michael Robeson, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI.
The sustained contributor is an IECA member who has provided service to IECA and has made outstanding contributions to improve the erosion and sediment control industry for a sustained period. This year’s winner is Marc S. Theisen, M.Sc., CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI.
The environmental excellence award is IECA’s premier award. It recognizes an outstanding storm water and erosion and/or sediment control project, program or operation that demonstrates excellence in natural resource conservation and environmental protection. The winner is Rain City Vancouver.