Posted Online: April 19, 2013, 9:34 pm
Eddy awards announced
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The 2013 Eddy Awards were announced during an awards dinner on Friday.
Criteria for the awards are: sensitivity of design to the water, civic contribution, basic environmental values, enrichment and degree of difficulty, especially in overcoming obstacles, like an eddy, to achieve excellent work on the river.
The 14th annual Eddy Award winners are:
Art:Joe Taylor, Quad City Convention and Visitors Bureaur, for Experience Quad Cities and the inaugural East-West Riverfest held last September, which drew attention to the area.
Design:Bill Ashton, of Ashton Engineering, for his pro bono work on bridge design and contributions to trail development. He did design andengineering for a 28-foot suspension bridge in Blackhawk State Historic Site and has designed and overseen construction of recreation trails and boat ramps in Davenport, Bettendorf and trail alignment in Buffalo.
Design: Rodney Blackwell, Financial District Properties, for KONE Center and it's park-like setting, preserving river views for neighboring buildings and the building's green design.
Education:John Riches, of Alcoa, for the Alcoa Eagle Cam, which started in the spring of 2012 and has become one of the most watched websites in the world.
Stewardship:Joe Pennings, of LaFarge North America, for a renewable fuel system at the Davenport Cement Plant that replaces more than 35,000 tons of coal per year and reduces CO2 emissions by almost 42,000 tons per year.
Revitalization:Dave Schaefer and Davenport North art students along with Kit Sayles and Davenport Central art students for the repainting the "Sunday in the Park" RiverWay art project.
The 10 wood carvings, which are placed on Credit Island each summer, underwent complete restoration.