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Northern Water Project Wins Sustainability Award

Colorado Contractors Association Honors Watershed Repair Work

“This project required two straight summers of demanding hours from our project team, so it was extraordinary to receive this recognition.”

Senior Environmental Specialist Becca Ingwers was proud to learn the Northern Water East Troublesome Fire Watershed Project received the Environmental Preservation and Sustainability Award from the Colorado Contractors Association (CCA). Flatiron is the first recipient of this award.

In October 2020, the devastating East Troublesome Fire scorched nearly 200,000 acres in Grand County. Flatiron was contracted by Northern Water to repair the region’s watershed, replace biodiversity in the area and prevent dangerous erosion that could lead to people being displaced.

“On behalf of Flatiron, we are very proud the CCA chose to recognize our great work for Northern Water,” says Colorado Area Operations Manager Matt Tolsma. “This project was in a remote and challenging area, but at the end of the day, providing a more sustainable environment for residents made it all worth the effort.”

The project is expected to wrap up this summer.

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