Five championship cup style trophies with gold stars all around.

A big congratulations to Aurora Justiniano-Santos, our environmental scientist in Puerto Rico, for receiving a Program Manager’s Spotlight Award─one of our company’s highest awards─for going above and beyond her role. Aurora was nominated by her division lead at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management for assisting the client during a sensitive and difficult situation that has been gaining public, political, and environmental attention. She provided timely, frequent, and high-level information and talking points for this ongoing and high profile issue. Having her on-the-ground intel was extremely valuable to the office’s senior federal leadership who are navigating this issue and responding to media inquiries as the events unfold and continue.

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Vast tidal wetland with storm approaching

Supporting Wetlands Today and Throughout the Year

February 2 is World Wetlands Day, a day to celebrate and honor these invaluable ecosystems. Through a variety of projects on several contracts, our employee owners support wetlands throughout the year. Below are some examples of projects that CSS works on to support wetlands and promote the benefits they provide.

long spined urchins in shallow water

Discovering the Urchin Killer 

A diver collects a long-spined sea urchin. Credit: Blake Gardner   Our employee owners were recently part of a team of detectives on a mission to discover the killer of long-spined sea urchins, Diadema antillarumy, throughout the Caribbean Sea. The infected urchins lose their spines, leaving them more vulnerable to predation or dying after a few…

1000 Samples of Lake Water Collected and Processed 

Congrats to our team supporting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development for completing the processing and initial chemical analyses of 1000 lake water samples!  They received lake water samples from across the continental U.S. this past summer and have completed the initial chemical analyses as part of the U.S. EPA 2022 National…