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2009 Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of the State DOTs and division offices whose efforts are represented in this year's EHEI selections, and thank you to all who submitted proposals for this year. We also want to offer special congratulations to California, Delaware, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, and Texas because their projects were also selected as Exemplary Ecosystem Initiatives. We encourage you to continue to promote EHEI projects.

Category State Project
Joint EHEI/EEI Recognition California Development of the Caltrans Re-Vegetation Program in Northern California
For developing an innovative and cost effective approach to re-vegetation.
Delaware Glenville Wetlands Mitigation Bank Project and Fox Point State Park
For using a collaborative approach to manage flooding problems while improving the environment.
Idaho Idaho Transportation/Wildlife Database
For developing an innovative tool that identifies the proximity of wildlife safety hazards.
Minnesota Vegetation Management Memorandum of Understanding-Fond du Lac
For developing a process to manage vegetation without reliance on herbicides.
Oregon Culturally-Sensitive Dogbane Transplanting and Inter- and Multi-Agency Collaboration
For developing an approach to preserve a culturally significant natural resource.
Texas Seymour Park Mitigation Site
For reestablishing the link between a divided ecosystem while improving opportunities for outdoor activities.
Education and Training Programs Michigan Guidelines for Stakeholder Engagement
For developing a useful resource to educate people about Context Sensitive Solutions.
Nevada Historic Stewart Indian Cemetery Outreach and Education Partnership
For engaging the community to clean up and document an important historic site.
Tennessee StopLitter™ - Tennessee's Had Enough
For developing an innovative, multi-faceted campaign to reduce roadside litter.
Enhancing the Environment for Human Activities Arkansas Tanner Street Bridge Replacement
For employing a collaborative, context sensitive approach to replace a historic bridge.
Louisiana Front Street in Natchitoches
For a collaborative approach to improve transportation facilities while maintaining the historic character of downtown.
Texas The Roma Visitors Center and Plaza Project
For using a collaborative approach to rehabilitate a historic town center and improve facilities for pedestrians of all abilities.
Encouraging Nonmotorized Transportation Minnesota Stillwater Lift Bridge Management Plan and Repair Project Stakeholder Involvement Process
For employing an innovative approach that emphasized Universal Design to foster access for pedestrians of all ability levels.
New Jersey Route 71 Pedestrian Tunnel
For using a Context Sensitive Solutions approach to improve facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Oregon "Walk There! 50 Treks In and Around Portland and Vancouver" Guidebook Project
For developing a unique collaboration between transportation and health organizations to promote walking.
Process Improvements Utah Mountain View Corridor Environmental Impact Statement "Growth Choices" Process
For using a process that helped citizens and elected officials understand how sustainable, context sensitive approaches can be used to plan for future.
Updated: 07/11/2012
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