WSSI Wins Awards
Vol. 14 No. 7

November 10, 2006

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI) is pleased to announce three new honors that were awarded to the company this autumn.

Fairfax County

Mike Rolband and Frank Graziano attended the October 23, 2006 meeting of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, where WSSI received the 2006 Environmental Excellence Award in the business category. The Environmental Excellence Awards “recognize efforts that promote the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ environmental goals,” and are presented in three categories: county resident, organization, and business. The awards program is lead by the county’s Environmental Quality Advisory Council and is supported by the Environmental Coordinating Committee and the Department of Planning and Zoning.

Fairfax County’s news release cited WSSI’s “expertise, professionalism, innovation, and leadership in the development industry in the fields of wetlands and Resource Protection Area delineations and stormwater management, and for collaboration with Fairfax County on a variety of related regulatory and policy issues.”

Prince William County

On the beautiful, sunny morning of September 30, 2006, Mike Rolband, Bill Nell, and Mark Headly visited Blue Top Farm on Vint Hill Road for Prince William County’s Third Annual Environmental Excellence Recognition Program. WSSI was honored with the Partners for the Potomac 2006 Stewardship Award. This gesture of appreciation came from Local Environmental Education Partners, a consortium of government entities, a school, and a non-profit group in Prince William County. The members are Prince William Public Works, Prince William Clean Community Council, Virginia Cooperative Extension of Prince William, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, Leesylvania State Park, Manassas National Battlefield, Prince William Forest Park, and Freedom High School.

Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Awards

Jennifer Brophy-Price and Mike Rolband attended the Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Awards dinner on October 18, 2006. The event, which was held at the King Family Vineyard in Crozet, Virginia, celebrated green buildings in Virginia. The Charlottesville Waldorf Foundation hosted the awards program; the Foundation aims to construct the greenest school building in the United States, and it appreciates WSSI’s creation of its environmentally-friendly office building, the first Gold level LEED-certified building in Virginia. WSSI received the Corporate Building award.

WSSI appreciates the recognition from the honoring parties; we aim to continue our work with the high level of quality, integrity, and innovation that has made us the leading natural and cultural resources consultant in Northern Virginia.