Sustained Contributor, Young Professional, Contractor, and Organization of the Year
At its annual Environmental Connection conference last month in Portland, Ore., the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) named its 2014 Environmental Excellence Award winners:
- Jason (J.P.) P. Johns-Sustained Contributor
- Brad Flack-Young Professional of the Year
- Construction EcoServices-Contractor of the Year
- Guatemalan Sediment and Erosion Control Association-Organization of the Year
J. P. Johns, P.E., group manager at South Carolina-based Woolpert Inc., has been active in the IECA since 2000, has been a member since 2002, has been a member of the Erosion and Sediment Control (TS-6) Technology Section Committee, and has been the South Carolina state representative since 2007.
Brad Flack, president of Storm-Tex Services in Spring, Texas, has earned his designations as a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Controls (CPESC) and a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), lending his experience and training to his customers to consult them in all of their stormwater needs.
Houston-based Construction EcoServices pioneered the model for turnkey Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) compliance services in Texas and manages stormwater quality on hundreds of commercial construction projects each year. The company is also deeply involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of high-performance Low Impact Development (LID) biofiltration systems.
Juan Carlos Hernandez accepted the Organization of the Year Award on behalf of the Association Guatemaleca de Control de Erosion (AGCES). Juan Carlos is the head organizer for CICES VII (7th Congress of Iberoamericano for Erosion and Sediment Control) and is president of AGCES. As a non-profit entity, AGCES aims to develop strategies and programs for the prevention, management, and integrated control of soil.