Chattanooga Plant Recipient of 2022 PCA Energy and Environment Award
Our Chattanooga Plant has won the 2022 Energy and Environment Award for Land Stewardship, which recognizes outstanding efforts to protect and enhance surrounding land and wildlife. The plant received this prestigious industry award for their Clayfield Lake Fish Management project.
The Clayfield Lake started as an inactive clay mine that was reclaimed into 23-acre lake. The goal of the project was to improve species diversity and overall fish health in the Clayfield Lake.
Plant staff working in conjunction with an American Fisheries Society Certified Fisheries Professional, developed a plan to improve the habitat for the various species of fish. This was achieved through the introduction of structure, improved spawning habitat, and the enhancement of species diversity. Project progress is measured through employee fishing days where the fish caught are logged by species, length and weight. Photos are taken to document the general health and well-being of the fish. The plant plans to host periodic Employee/Family Days to continue the monitoring of the fish.
In support of the surrounding community, Buzzi Chattanooga has offered use of the lake to local Boy Scout troops to facilitate earning badges and schools to foster learning opportunities.
Danny Jennings, Chattanooga Plant Environmental Engineer commented, “Being recognized by your industry trade group makes the award even more satisfying. None of this would have been possible without the support of Plant Manager David Puzan and our Corporate Management team.”