Houston’s Exploration Green Cited In National Engineering Competition (Source: Water Online)

Mar 24, 2020

By Water Online Staff

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN), of Houston, Texas, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for its role in the first phase of the Clear Lake City Water Authority’s Exploration Green project in Houston.

The Authority repurposed a private 178-acre golf course into a series of detention ponds and a multi-purpose nature park to improve stormwater management, reduce persistent flooding problems, and provide a scenic recreation area for the community. Named Exploration Green in honor of the community’s proximity to Johnson Space Center, the project’s first phase includes a 23.7-acre detention pond, 15.2 acres of natural habitat with wetlands, and 1.25 miles of hike-and-bike trails.

The project will protect up to 3,000 homes and provide the community with a total of five massive detention ponds, 105 acres of wetlands and native grassland habitat, a 12-mile trail system, two athletic fields, and many other amenities.