Project Showcase: Wadi Hanifah Restoration – Arriyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Project ran over 120 km in the Nejd region in central Saudi Arabia, near Riyadh.
- Moriyama & Teshima Planners converted a giant open sewer running through a dry river bed into
a water‐purification system and recreational wetlands.
- Over 2000 trees were relocated to from April 2009 to July 2010
- Project Consultant Maurice Bosc helped educate the locals on proper plant salvage methods.
- Project won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Project Showcase: Loreto Bay – Baja, California
NRI in partnership with the Developer formed Loreto Bay Ecoscapes whose purpose was to establish a full landscape development program based solely on sustainable methods and practices. A large 20 acre nursery was developed to utilize native, edible and ornamental plants throughout the community. A program of weekly delivery of fresh vegetables was developed utilizing a saline water well for the first time in Baja. NRI installed and maintained sustainably focused landscape programs for over 400 housing units. In cooperation with the David Duval design group, much of the mature native material was saved and replanted for the golf course renovation project at Loreto Bay. Saline tolerant plants, ground covers and mangrove were custom grown for installation along the extensive estuary edge, thereby reducing maintenance and fresh water needs.
Project Showcase: Querencia Golf Course – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
NRI completed a project at Querencia in San Jose de Cabo, Mexico. Under the supervision of famed golf course architect Tom Fazio, NRI salvaged and successfully replanted over a thousand native trees and cacti restoring the site’s natural beauty into the golf course landscape. Based on this work and protocols, SEMARNAT, the Mexican Environmental Authority, established new guidelines for Tree and Plant reclamation in Baja.
NRI also completed a project at Vista Serena in Cabo San Lucas. NRI was able to salvage and replant over 2000 native trees and cacti and place them successfully in a 35 acre nursery pending the projects continuation. Once again SEMARNAT gave an excellent rating to this work and sent a letter to the Developer praising this effort in large scale reclamation.