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Cardno green project wins national award

Cardno has been lauded for the exemplary use of sustainable principles in the planning, implementation, preservation and operation of a green project in Oregon.

The firm received an American Planning Association (APA) Sustainable Communities Division 2016 Excellence in Sustainability Award for the Tualatin River Greenway Shared Access Pathway. The project collected the Green Infrastructure or Transportation Project category at the APA’s National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 3.

Cardno’s multidisciplinary team provided a range of services to the project, which encompasses a shared-use pathway and boardwalk for pedestrians and cyclists over sensitive lands along the Tualatin River. These services included planning, landscape architecture, design, surveying, project management, permitting, as well as cultural, archaeological and biological assessments.

The project’s theme, “A walk through time,” explores the Pacific Northwest’s geological transition from the Ice Age, its cataclysmic floods and extinction of mammals, to the emergence of Paleo-Indians and early settlers in the Tualatin and Willamette Valleys.

Cardno landscape architect Becky Strickler accepted the award on behalf of the firm’s Landscape Services Group based in Portland, Oregon. The group’s manager and principal landscape architect, Bruce Powers, led the two-year effort, serving as client liaison, providing design leadership, coordinating disciplines and subcontractors, and supervising construction administration.

The Oregon Department of Transportation worked with Cardno on the project and director Matt Garrett said he was “proud of the work accomplished by a group of dedicated professionals and partners not only to enhance transportation connections, preserve our environment, but create an experience that enriches our knowledge of the history and heritage of this land”.

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