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EA Volunteers Increase Public Awareness about Erosion Control at Guam’s Guahan Earth Festival
Hunt Valley, Maryland (17 June 2011)—Guam staff members of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (EA) recently joined with other local volunteer groups at Ypao Beach Park in Tumon as part of the annual Guahan Earth Festival.
Sponsored by the Guam Energy Office and Guam Environmental Protection Agency, this festival, held on 30 April 2011, provided the public with information about a wide range of “green” initiatives. With the theme, Acts of Green for a Guam that’s Clean, this event gave many attendees the opportunity to learn more about environmental stewardship and find out what local groups, agencies, and individuals are doing to help protect the island.
Seven EA volunteers participated in this year’s festival by creating and staffing a display booth on Taking Care of Guam’s Oceans and Rivers: Sediment and Erosion Control. They performed demonstrations and emphasized the importance of erosion control with the hundreds of children and adults who visited EA’s booth.
“We are very pleased that our Guam office employees continue to be so actively involved in this annual event,” said Michael Battle, EA’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our staff enjoys participating in community-based educational opportunities, and when such efforts leverage EA’s rich heritage as an environmental consulting firm, it makes them especially gratifying.”
Robert Shambach, EA’s Guam Operations Manager, added, “It was especially great to see the children recognize that environmental responsibility is more than just a one-day event. They understand that it requires a daily commitment for everyone to get involved, because even little efforts add up to a positive change overall.”
Guam’s Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio (center), flanked by EA’s Robert Shambach and family (left) and Jay Soriano (right) in front of EA’s display booth at the festival.
EA volunteer Jay Soriano stresses the need for erosion control with festival attendees.
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
EA provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 23 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 37 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit http://www.eaest.com.