Farallon in the Community

After Hours: Don Lance and the Bee Team
September 6, 2018
Sometimes, Farallon Senior Geologist Don Lance protects the environment by managing multimillion-dollar cleanup projects, and sometimes he does it one pollinator at a time. Don’s interest in bees started in the early 1980s in the Sonoran desert. A coworker’s honeybee hive swarmed—a natural event to create a new hive when the original hive is overpopulated—and Don was able to capture the swarm and...
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After Hours: John Bird Serves the Community at CRIL Hayward's Tips for Change
August 23, 2018
Farallon Principal Geologist John Bird will put his wealth of experience to good use . . . by waiting tables. John will revisit his waitstaff roots to benefit Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) during its 4th Annual Tips for Change Fundraiser on August 27, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gianni’s Italian Bistro in San Ramon, California. Over 5 years ago, John was led to CRIL after...
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Farallon Comes Together for Tiny Houses
March 22, 2018
Here at Farallon, we recognize the importance of community service and are proactive in volunteering and giving back to our local communities. Next month, employees from our Seattle and Issaquah, Washington offices will be providing labor to help build tiny houses for the Whittier Heights Tiny Village for Women. This effort is a perfect match for our employees, who are extremely resourceful...
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Farallon After Hours: Tad Cline, A Life of Stewardship
March 15, 2018
Principal Civil Engineer/Hydrogeologist Tad Cline has a lifelong connection with the land and water. Tad began sailing El Toro dinghies on a mountain lake at a family cabin in the California Sierra at the age of 5. Later, Tad and his father won the Guam 420 sailing championship when Tad was 11. Tad bought his first sailboat when he was 14 and living on Lopez Island, and participated in ocean...
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Farallon Gives Holiday Help to Youth
November 30, 2017
This is the time of year when we remember how fortunate we are, and find a way to share what we have with those who have much less. This year, Farallon’s Issaquah and Seattle offices will be celebrating the season with a giving tree to benefit YouthCare, which provides support to homeless young people from ages 12 through 24 through outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling...
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Farallon Consulting Proudly Supports Take a Swing Against Hunger
July 18, 2017
Farallon Consulting is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Take a Swing Against Hunger, on July 28, 2017.  Every summer, environmental services practitioners in Washington join forces at the annual tournament to direct their energies toward a common goal:  collectively raising money for Northwest Harvest. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor...
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Farallon After Hours: Ken Scott, A Job Done Right
July 11, 2017
Farallon Project Scientist Ken Scott grew up hiking and skiing in the San Francisco mountains near Flagstaff, Arizona.  “We lived in the country with a horse and chickens, surrounded by the Coconino National Forest,” he recalls.  “Because I grew up surrounded by nature, I’m passionate about plants, wildlife, and saving the planet.”  While visiting family in Washington, Ken fell in love with the...
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Farallon After Hours: Margaret Oscilia Helps Build a Better World
March 24, 2017
  Farallon Project Engineer Margaret Oscilia spends her vacations a little differently than most.  In exchange for fresh tortillas, a cold beer on the beach, and a chance to connect with another culture, Margaret repairs roads and improves access to drinking water.  “I’ve always wanted to use my engineering skills and background to help people and the environment,” she explains.  “I’d been...
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Farallon After Hours: Lyndsey Needham - Healing Body and Mind
December 1, 2016
Farallon Project Geologist Lyndsey Needham helps others negotiate the road to recovery. Lyndsey really was born a coal miner’s daughter.  During her journey from Appalachia to the Pacific Northwest, Lyndsey has been in both the right place at the right time and the wrong place at the wrong time, and has overcome tremendous challenges along the way. After graduating from Boise State University...
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Farallon After Hours: Brenden Taylor Rocks On
October 27, 2016
Farallon newbie Brenden Taylor brought more than his 9 years of experience in subsurface and due diligence investigations when he joined Farallon’s Irvine, California office in July.  He also brought some serious music cred. “I’ve been involved in music since I was 5 years old,” Brenden says, “and I started playing drums at the age of 12.  I got my first paid music job in high school and I was...
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