Fort Smallwood Park Shoreline Stabilization Receives ENR MidAtlantic Best Project Award
The Fort Smallwood Park Shoreline Stabilization project has been named ENR MidAtlantic’s 2023 Best Project in the water/environment category. ENR MidAtlantic’s Regional Best Projects Awards were presented at a luncheon on November 2, 2023, at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.
EBA provided construction management and inspection services to implement this project’s 1,640 linear feet of shoreline protection measures at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena, Maryland.
“Congratulations to the entire team on being recognized for their contributions and innovations on this crucial shoreline stabilization effort that has helped preserve a valuable community amenity,” said EBA President and CEO Rizwan Siddiqi, PE.
To determine ENR’s best projects in the MidAtlantic, two panels of industry judges reviewed 70 regional projects located in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Projects were evaluated based on project team ability to overcome challenges, contribution to construction industry innovation and best practice, community impact, safety, and construction and design quality.
Fort Smallwood Park consists of approximately 90 acres on the Rock Point peninsula in northeastern Anne Arundel County where the Patapsco River and Rock Creek meet the Chesapeake Bay.
The shoreline stabilization at Fort Smallwood Park involved constructing offshore stone breakwaters and sand fill for beach nourishment, removing rubble and woody vegetation, performing bank excavation and grading, creating marsh habitat, restoring and stabilizing disturbed areas, and installing trees and shrubs.
EBA facilitated project completion 4 days ahead of schedule.