Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Bill Hicks,
Director

Land and Tree Conservation Awards

controlled erosion on bank 

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Land Conservation Awards. Any individual, firm, or an organization that has observed superior erosion and sediment controls by a contractor, developer, engineer, engineering firm, property owner or a site superintendent and believes that such efforts are worthy of recognition may submit a nomination. Nominations should cite points of excellence that form the basis of the recommendation.

 

Nominations: Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis every month.  Reference calendar below. Nomination forms are available online.

 

Nomination Deadline Judging Dates
April 29 May 2-3
June 7 June 13-14
July 5 July 11-12
July 26 Aug. 1-2
Aug. 30 Sept. 5-6
Sept. 27 Oct. 3-4
Nov. 1 Nov. 7-8
Oct. 26 Nov. 1 - Nov. 2

   

 

 

2018 Land Conservation and Tree Preservation Awards

On Feb. 22, 2019, Fairfax County recognized contractors, developers, engineers, engineering firms and site superintendents whose projects best demonstrate excellence in erosion and sediment control design and implementation or a commitment to tree preservation and planting in Fairfax County.

The Winners of the 2018 Land and Tree Conservation Awards:

Large Commercial: Expectation Church

  • Owner: Expectation Church, Inc.
  • Project Manager: Brett Miller
  • Superintendent: Ridgely Jones
  • Contractor: William A. Hazel, Inc.   
  • Engineering Firm: Smith Engineering  
  • Site Inspector: Satwinder Singh Saini

Small Single Family Residential: Fairfax Farms II

  • Owner: Kingston Royce Homes, LLC
  • Project Manager: Brannie Rosa
  • Superintendent: Kelvon Spicher
  • Contractor: William A. Hazel, Inc.
  • Engineering Firm: ACG, LLC Consulting Engineers                                                                                                                                        
  • Site Inspector: Satwinder Singh Saini

Large Single Family Residential: Rivermont

  • Owner: Basheer & Edgemoore, LLC   
  • Project Manager: Mark Fields    
  • Superintendent: Mark Fields
  • Contractor William A. Hazel, Inc.
  • Engineering Firm: Christopher Consultants, Ltd
  • Site Inspector: Bishwa Karki

Large Single Family Residential (Honorable Mention): West Oaks Corner, Phase 1

  • Owner: Winchester Homes, Inc   
  • Project Manager: Andy Swinsky   
  • Superintendent: Andy Swinsky    
  • Contractor: S. W. Rodgers Company, Inc.
  • Engineering Firm: Urban Engineering, Ltd
  • Site Inspector: Manish Joshi

Infill Lot: Harvey W. Fox, Lot 5

  • Owner: Botero Homes
  • Project Manager: Jorge Daniels
  • Superintendent: Martin Garduno
  • Contractor: Botero Homes
  • Engineering Firm: INOVA Engineering Consultants, Inc
  • Site Inspector: Manish Joshi

Special Project: Full Cry Farm

  • Owner: Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc
  • Project Manager: Adrienne Morrone 
  • Superintendent: Scott-Long Construction, Inc
  • Contractor: Ricky L. Brown, Inc. 
  • Engineering Firm: Bowman Consulting Group, LTD.
  • Site Inspector: Ebrahim Nour  

Outstanding Engineering Firm: Christopher Consultants, Ltd (Rivermont)

Outstanding Superintendent: Mark Fields (Rivermont)

Outstanding Contractor:

  • William A. Hazel, Inc. (Rivermont)
  • Botero Homes (Harvey W. Fox, Lot 5)

Outstanding Developer/Owner: Basheer & Edgemoore (Rivermont)

Best Protected Environmentally Sensitive Site: Rivermont

  • Owner: Basheer & Edgemoore    
  • Project Manager: Mark Fields    
  • Superintendent:   Mark Fields
  • Contractor: William A. Hazel, Inc.
  • Engineering. Firm: Christopher Consultants, Ltd
  • Site Inspector: Bishwa Karki

Best Protected Environmentally Sensitive Site (Honorable Mention): Harvey W. Fox, Lot 5

  • Owner: Botero Homes
  • Project Manager. Jorge Daniels
  • Superintendent: Martin Garduno
  • Contractor: Botero Homes
  • Engineering Firm: INOVA Engineering Consultants, Inc
  • Site Inspector: Manish Joshi

Outstanding Erosion & Sedimentation Inspector of the Year

  • Italo Barcelli        North Branch
  • Catie Iacovino       Central Branch
  • Ayman Al-Amery   South Branch

Outstanding E & S Plan Reviewer of the Year  

  • Joe Arseneau                North Branch
  • Julianne Moyer              Central Branch
  • Ambachew Nigatu, P.E.  South Branch

 

View the 2017 Land Conservation and Tree Preservation Award Winners

 

Tree Preservation and Planting Awards Nominations

Awards for Tree Preservation are presented to recognize those developers and builders who have gone above and beyond basic requirements preserving trees on a project they have constructed. Nominees shall have made a commitment towards tree preservation during the planning stages by designing the project to preserve the maximum number and the most suitable trees possible, given the existing resources and site constraints. This commitment shall have been further demonstrated by ensuring the installation, maintenance and honoring of tree protective devices throughout construction of the project to achieve the planned preservation.

Awards for Tree Planting and Landscaping are presented to recognize those developers who have gone above and beyond basic requirements replacing trees that were unavoidably harmed or destroyed due to development. Nominees shall have made a commitment toward tree conservation in planning and implementation by planting the most suitable species based on post-development conditions and providing for the long-term survival of planted trees through best practices. Planting to take advantage of energy conservation opportunities, provide air and/or water quality and wildlife benefits. Strong consideration for using appropriate native species and improved cultivars and varieties, will all be part of the nomination process.

Nominations will be accepted all year, but the cutoff for award considerations will be by September 30 each year.

 

History and Background:

The Land Conservation Awards program was established during the early 1970s through combined efforts with the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, together with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District and Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. The reason was to provide incentives for developers to participate in reducing erosion at their construction sites and to publicly recognize construction sites with the best erosion and sedimentation control plans that were correctly implemented and properly maintained. Then in the early 1980s, the Tree Preservation and Planting Awards were added to the program to recognize developers who have done an outstanding job of preserving trees and/or incorporating landscaping into their sites

During the period of the early 1970s, Fairfax County and its partner agencies took the lead in Virginia to establish erosion and sedimentation control standards for construction sites, and the county Board of Supervisors signed an agreement to participate in the watershed management program referred to as Public Law 566. That watershed management program was designed to minimize flooding and reduce erosion within the Pohick Creek Watershed by requiring that certain minimum standards of erosion and sedimentation control measures be installed and maintained at construction sites. It also required localities to provide training opportunities for members of the private and public sectors that would be designing, reviewing and approving erosion and sedimentation plans, installing and maintaining the approved measures and inspecting the installations.