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Farallon Receives Waste Prevention and Recycling Honor
August 18, 2016
Farallon again has been honored by the King County Solid Waste Division as a Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling.  The 2016 Best Workplaces were selected as exemplary models in recycling and reducing waste generated by their company and disposed of at landfills.  The waste-reduction best practices employed by Farallon feed recycled materials back into the economy, and help reduce...
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Current Status of Voluntary Cleanup Program
August 4, 2016
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) serves hundreds of applicants working toward a No Further Action (NFA) determination for contaminated sites.  Ecology budget cuts and staff attrition have left over 200 sites enrolled in the VCP without a Project Manager, and minimal staff at Ecology Regional Offices to address the increasing number of sites...
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Farallon 2016 Intern Valerie LeCompte
July 29, 2016
Valerie LeCompte, a geology student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, is Farallon’s 2016 intern.  After moving from Michigan to Seattle in 2010, she discovered the differences between the Great Lakes water system she was familiar with, and water conditions on the West Coast such as the drought in California and eastern Washington.  Seeing the fragility...
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Farallon After Hours: Amber Bailey and the Woman Warriors Project
July 25, 2016
Farallon Staff Environmental Scientist Amber Bailey’s love of the outdoors and interest in photography prompted an after-hours pursuit that’s not just fun, it’s inspirational. When she’s not assisting Farallon clients with stormwater compliance, Amber often is out hiking Washington backcountry with husband Andrew and their golden retriever Ozzie and 1-year-old husky Ripley.  Amber discovered that...
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Farallon Adds to Oregon and California Offices
July 13, 2016
Farallon’s Portland, Oregon office welcomed Senior Engineer Matt Hillyard, a Professional Engineer and Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practioner (QISP) with more than 15 years of experience in stormwater compliance, site inspection, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan preparation, litigation support, and best management practice application at industrial and construction sites.  Matt has...
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2016 Managing Stormwater in Oregon
May 20, 2016
Farallon is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Managing Stormwater in Oregon conference presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council.  These annual stormwater conferences bring together regulated companies, regulators, and service providers to discuss the challenges of handling stormwater in our region. Again this year, Farallon will be a presenter, sharing its stormwater expertise...
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Farallon's Margaret Oscilia Teams with Engineers Without Borders
March 18, 2016
Farallon Project Engineer Margaret Oscilia recently spent a week in Honduras with Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB), a nonprofit organization consisting of 15,900 international engineers that strives to build a better world through engineering.  Partnering with residents in communities throughout 45 countries, EWB members develop solutions to improve water supply, sanitation, energy,...
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Farallon Portland Volunteers at Park Restoration Event
February 29, 2016
Staff from Farallon’s Portland office recently took part in a volunteer event supporting the restoration of Kelley Point Park, a popular city park bounded by the Columbia Slough and the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.  The Farallon team got their hands dirty, planting native vegetation and placing mulch in an effort to provide habitat for native creatures and improve water quality.  The rainy...
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Donation Drive Stirs Competitive Spirits at Farallon
February 11, 2016
Farallon employees banded together in late November to support the United Way goal of alleviating poverty and food insecurity for children.  Farallon chose the theme “Keeping Families Stable” for the donation drive, which raised money for families in King County and communities local to our Washington, Oregon, and California offices. Farallon kicked off the donation drive with a volunteer...
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The Future is Bright
January 27, 2016
Thought-provoking discussions, a shared vision for the firm’s future, and strengthened work relationships highlighted the 2015 all-staff Farallon retreat at Suncadia Resort in Washington’s Cascade Mountains.  The firm’s well-established strategic growth initiative and commitment to its distinctive culture and core values have generated steady growth in the number of service areas, office...
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