Cincinnati Volunteers Hit the Water to Clean Up Harbor

August 19, 2021

A group from CEC Cincinnati recently participated in a community cleanup through Give Back Cincinnati, hosted by Great Parks of Hamilton County. Cincinnati team members Michael Backers, Ameen Bakare, Eric Gerard, Matt Gramza, Ryan Olson, and Mel Simkins all lent their hands to help clean a local harbor.

During the “Don’t Rock the Boat” event, volunteers in rowboats traveled along Winton Woods Harbor off of Winton Lake looking for waste to clean up. Winton Lake is the main reservoir for a 25-square-mile watershed that all tributaries flow into. It often experiences waste buildup from all areas of the watershed. Thirty volunteers at the event gathered enough waste to fill a dump truck in three hours.

Give Back Cincinnati is a nonprofit organization run solely by volunteers. Their main goal is create a better environment for Cincinnati through community service with a social twist. To date, the program has more than 15,000 hours of service donated through a wide variety of events, including painting and renovating old buildings, community cleanups, and hosting one of the Top 10 largest Thanksgiving meals in the country.

Cincinnati Don't Rock The Boat


CEC Community is an employee-driven initiative that encourages and celebrates employees’ efforts toward achieving the mission. This initiative strives for meaningful employee contributions through neighborhood involvement, career path insight, community-based education, charitable giving, and volunteerism.

About CEC Cincinnati

As CEC’s first branch office location, CEC Cincinnati has been an important geographic market for the firm since 1992. Originally focused on environmental and solid waste projects, the Cincinnati office has grown to provide a full complement of geo-environmental services. Our experienced staff serve clients from all of CEC’s target market sectors, including real estate, manufacturing, oil & gas, power, solid waste, mining, and the public sector. Our technical expertise includes civil engineering/site development, land surveying and GIS, geotechnical and environmental engineering, ecological sciences, water resources, and solid waste management.

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Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) provides comprehensive market-oriented consulting services to advance client strategic business objectives. CEC is recognized for delivering innovative design solutions and integrated expertise in air quality, civil engineering, ecological sciences, environmental engineering and sciences, manufacturing infrastructure services, survey/geospatial, waste management, and water resources.

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