Michael Baker Project Awarded Outstanding Environmental Analysis from Local AEP Chapter

December 30, 2016

Firm’s San Diego Team Recognized for Recent Storm Drain Rehabilitation Project

The San Diego Chapter of the Association of Environmental Planners (AEP) recently recognized Michael Baker International for its work on the Third, Fourth and I Avenue Storm Drain Rehabilitation. The chapter awarded the Michael Baker project team, led by Nicole Marotz (Environmental Specialist) and Michael Gonzales (Environmental Project Manager) with the Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document Mitigated Negative Declaration/Environmental Assessment (MND/EA).
 
The annual AEP Awards and Scholarship Benefit Program in San Diego recognizes exceptional technical and environmental documents and celebrates the accomplishments of local agencies, firms, and professionals. The program additionally provides scholarships to student members who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement in the environmental field.
 
The Third, Fourth and I Avenue Storm Drain Rehabilitation project proposed the replacement of an existing 24-inch storm drain outfall with a new 48-inch storm drain outfall at the same location. The new outfall would carry both the drainage from the existing outfall as well as drainage from a new storm system along I Avenue intended to mitigate the existing flooding problems along Fourth Street at the intersection of Alameda Boulevard.
 
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Accepting the award is Michael Baker’s Morgan Weintraub (Planning Associate) and Kristin Blackson (Environmental Project Manager)