In March 2018 the Corona Channel Improvements project on the perimeter of the Corona landfill was completed. This project was so well executed by department staff, it earned the attention of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). It was nominated for the Environmental Engineering Project of the Year award for the Riverside/San Bernardino region and won. From there, the project qualified for the Los Angeles section ASCE Environmental Engineering Project of the Year award, which includes Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Inyo and Kern Counties, and won! The Corona Channel Improvements project is now up for the state-wide nomination.