What is Earth Day?

Earth Day was first celebrated in the spring of 1970 when Senator Gaylord Nelson created the day of celebration. Each year on April 22nd, the holiday honors the achievements of the environmental preservation movements and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.

Civil Engineers and the Environment

At Chastain-Skillman, we treasure our role in creating thriving communities and always respect the impact our work has on their foundations and their futures. Click the links below to learn more about Chastain-Skillman’s extensive history of working on projects that directly affect the environment, in a positive way.

Reclaiming, beautifying, and transforming old phosphate mines into community spaces such as recreational parks, bike trails, and housing developments is one of the many ways we contribute to our community. Creating vibrant, healthy, and thriving parks enhances the quality of life for generations to come. Our commitment to environmental restoration is evident through our work. Here are a few examples of former phosphate mines we have transformed: Loyce E. Harpe Park, Christina Park, Hardee Lakes Splash Pad, and Bonnet Springs Park.

Floridians frequently encounter floods due to heavy rain, thunderstorms, and occasional hurricanes, highlighting the importance of well-maintained storm drain systems. These drains efficiently channel excess water to prevent flooding and erosion in urban areas. Chastain-Skillman recognizes the necessity of preserving and enhancing storm drain systems to ensure a sustainable future in Florida.

Stormwater runoff is one of the main vehicles for the spread of this type of nutrient pollutant. Chastain-Skillman can provide effective stormwater management systems to mitigate the excess nutrients in the environment, to keep your communities clean!

Chastain-Skillman’s Contribution

Chastain-Skillman’s Lakeland office celebrated Earth Day on Friday, April 19th with an organized trash cleanup day around downtown Lakeland. With gloves on and trash bags in hand, team members took a break from their typical tasks to clean up their neighborhood! This was a great way to beautify downtown Lakeland while highlighting the importance of individual responsibility when it comes to cleaning up our planet. This served as a reminder that each one of us has the power to make the Earth a cleaner place every single day.   


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