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  • ACEC/MA Announces VHB as a Bronze Engineering Excellence Award Winner for their work on the Dorothy Pond Dredging in Millbury, MA

    Published on December 18, 2021

    MILLBURY: The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named VHB as a 2021 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award winner for their work on the Dorothy Pond Dredging in Millbury, MA.

    Sediment accumulation and impairments, including phosphorus from various sources, had degraded the water quality and wildlife habitat and all but eliminated recreation opportunities in the cove portion of Dorothy Pond. VHB worked with MassDOT to develop innovative dredging and water quality improvements to restore water quality, circulation, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat.

    As a result of this project, Dorothy Pond has shown significant water quality improvements. The project is a model for balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. VHB’s contributions to this project provided critical improvement to the water quality of this valuable environmental asset.

    The 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards were recently announced and will be celebrated at the virtual ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. The awards celebrate innovation, ingenuity, and excellence in engineering achievement.

    “The ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity,” said Scott A. Miller PE, President of ACEC/MA and Regional Vice President for Haley Ward. “We celebrate this year’s outstanding engineering achievements, congratulate our winners and thank them for their contributions to improving the quality of our everyday lives.”

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