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Awards & Recognition
Blair Greimann receives Bureau of Reclamation's Engineer of the Year award

Engineers of the Year

2005 Project Delivery Team Award
On December 5, 2005, Lt. Gen. Stock, Chief Engineer, announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' best project delivery teams. The Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Project was presented with the 2005 Project Delivery Team Merit Award. The competition included 31 nomination packages submitted to Corps Headquarters. The packages were judged by a committee from Project Management, Engineering & Construction, Military Programs, Civil Works, Environmental, Strategic Integration, and Resource Management. Nominations were rated on quality, cost, and time as measured by the Project Management Plan. Also included in the rating criteria - synergy, integrated and coordinated management, teamwork, partnering, balancing competing demands, applying innovative technology and tools, and sharing lessons learned.

Pictured (left to right): Jim Hutchison, Sue Hughes, Lt. Gen. Strock, Jeff Pratt, Darrell Buxton, Jon Vivvanti

2004 Outstanding Planning Achievement Award
The Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project Planning Team received the 2004 Outstanding Planning Achievement Award. This national award, given by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recognizes the team's ability to combine a tremendous volume of diverse data into a cohesive project feasibility study under pressing time constraints.

Federal, State, and local agencies, water districts, environmental groups, and citizens cooperatively determined that the removal of Matilija Dam is key to restoring natural sediment transport and fish passage. When completed, this project will be one of the largest dam removal projects in U.S. history and will restors the ecosystem of the Ventura River watershed.