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City Dock To Receive ASCE Award For Outstanding Small Project

Annapolis, Md. - The accelerated reconstruction of the Annapolis City Dock received the Outstanding Small Project Award for 2009 from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The project, which was nominated by Kennedy, Porter & Associates, the design team, was funded in great part by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Services and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

"This is a well deserved award,” said DNR Boating Director Bob Gaudette. “The City Dock project was completed in about half the time that it would have normally taken to complete a project of this magnitude, a great success. It will ensure access to Annapolis harbor for thousands of boaters, local residents, and the general public for years to come."

Representatives for the City of Annapolis will receive the award at the ASCE’s annual Awards Night on Wednesday, June 3 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Representatives for the City of Annapolis are Harry Sandrouni, Chief of Engineering and Construction and Lisa Grieco, Project Engineer. Bob Agee will represent the City of Annapolis and Carla Fleming will represent DNR.

For more information about boating in Maryland, visit the DNR Boating Services website at

   June 3, 2009

Contact: Megan Rhoads

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