The Rt. Hon. Herb Grey Parkway was recognized by Essex Region Conservation Authority with a Special Award for Conservation. The creative solutions and approach to urban landscape ecology developed by Dillon, included future benefits for overall environmental sustainability of the region. The award acknowledges the leadership in environmental design in this precedent setting project.
As a design team member, Dillon staff had leading roles in design management, municipal engineering, utilities, landscape and urban design, transportation engineering, structural engineering, drainage, and water resources engineering. The landscape design work being recognized included closely integrated requirements related to ecological restoration, protection and enhancement measures. The resultant Parkway legacy will be a continuous, unified, public green space system that enhances the surrounding regionally significant Carolinian landscape and reconnects the adjacent communities of Windsor, Tecumseh and LaSalle. This project has also received a National Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects for design and master planning.