The team was among some 7,300 employees participating in Stantec in the Community Day. The events were in celebration of Stantec’s focus on giving back to the local community and in support of the firm’s promise to design with community in mind.
More than 40 Stantec volunteers were at Robinson Preserve in Manatee County to create oyster habitat in partnership with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources. The habitat materials for this project were provided by a grant from the Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund, a strategic partnership between the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Restore America’s Estuaries.
“Our promise at Stantec is to design with community in mind, and we are proud that our communities cover a broad spectrum of people, geographies and services,” said Fermin A. Diaz, PE, regional leader at Stantec. “There is no better way to support our communities than through our personal involvement.”
Some examples of Stantec in the Community Day events around the Gulf region include:
• In Plano, Texas, more than 55 Stantec team members mulched trails at Coppell Nature Park, which is home to the Stantec-designed Biodiversity Education Center that serves the local community.
• In San Antonio, Texas, the office worked with Habitat for Humanity. This organization builds affordable housing for families in need.
• In New Orleans, Louisiana, 30 Stantec team members worked with the St. Bernard Project to help restore area homes that were affected by the flooding from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
• In Coral Gables, Florida, 20 volunteers worked at the Overtown Youth Center, providing cleanup to both outdoor and indoor areas. Overtown offers academic and recreational programs in a safe environment within the inner city.
We’re active members of the communities we serve. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.
The Stantec community unites more than 15,000 employees working in over 250 locations. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.