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EA Employees Participate in Student-Led Wetland Restoration Project in Seattle’s Ravenna Park
Hunt Valley, Maryland (22 May 2015)—Employees of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, recently participated in a volunteer event to restore a wetland site in Seattle’s Ravenna Park, an important ecological and recreational resource in the City’s urban area. The year-long restoration of this 0.5-acre site is being led by students as part of the University of Washington’s Restoration Ecology Network (UW-REN) Capstone Program. The award-winning UW-REN Capstone Program has provided UW students the opportunity to work in small teams with community-based clients to design and implement restoration projects in the Puget Sound region. Over the past 16 years, this program has involved more than 550 students, 43 community partners, and 102 restoration projects.
EA volunteers assisted the student team in planting native species along a forested slope, including sword fern, twinberry, and Nootka rose. These species were selected for their ability to aid in the restoration of the native understory along the slope in place of invasive species. The plantings are intended to decrease erosion, improve the site aesthetics from the trail, and improve soils compacted by former illegal camping in the park. The project is part of a larger multi-year restoration of sites along Ravenna Creek.
“Working with UW students on this important Seattle natural resource is an opportunity to live out EA’s core value of operating in a responsible and sustainable manner for the benefit of our community,” stated Vivianne Altree, Manager of EA’s Seattle, Washington office. “We are proud to be part of the solution to enhance the beauty and livability of our city in partnership with the University of Washington.”
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% ESOP-owned public benefit corporation that 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 400 professionals through a network of 23 commercial offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 41 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.