Green Valley was honored with a 2016 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), California for our work on the City of Fort Bragg’s “Coastal Trail Project”. The award recognizes engineering firms that demonstrate “an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value”.
Green Valley performed the construction management for the project which transformed 93 waterfront acres of the former Georgia Pacific lumber mill site into the new Noyo Headlands Park and Ka Kahleh Coastal Trail. What was once a restricted and contaminated wasteland is now a beautiful coastal attraction featuring 20-acres of restored “hard to establish” native habitats and four-and-a-half miles of fully ADA accessible multi-use and pedestrian-only trails offering panoramic ocean views. Visitors and residents can learn about the cultural and natural history of the site from the trail’s many interpretive exhibits, relax in decorative welcome plazas with unique artisan benches, enjoy a picnic, play in a passive recreational field, or utilize new cable stairs to visit the adjacent and well-known Glass Beach.