Farallon in the Community

Farallon After Hours: Steve Figgins, Road King
February 28, 2017
Farallon Principal and Southern California resident Steve Figgins has commuted to work by bicycle since 1997.  With his round-trip commute of 42 miles and weekend rides of 60 to 80 miles, Steve averages between 4,000 and 5,000 biking miles per year, making him Farallon’s official Road King.  Steve rode in his first charity biking event in 2000 as a challenge, and as a way to get into shape to...
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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: Bonnie Willis Stitches for Love
October 10, 2016
Farallon Technical Editor Bonnie Willis turned a lifelong hobby into a source of comfort for children with serious illnesses. Bonnie, who has ensured the quality of Farallon’s documents for the past 10 years, has been a needleworker from childhood.  During long Midwest winters, Bonnie learned to knit and crochet, and tried her hand at needlepoint before discovering her niche in cross-stitching...
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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'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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Farallon "Mussels" Up For Washington State Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program
October 29, 2015
An army of volunteers fanned out along Puget Sound over several nights this week to help anchor cages of live native Penn Cove mussels at the zero tide water line in support of the Washington State Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program.  The volunteer effort is being led by the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to assess the ongoing...
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Farallon Receives Waste Prevention and Recycling Honor
July 24, 2015
Farallon has been honored by the King County Solid Waste Division as a Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling.  The significant impact made by the local businesses selected for their commitment to reducing waste sent to the landfill was acknowledged by King County Executive Dow Constantine:  “These companies deserve special recognition for demonstrating their ingenuity and commitment...
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Farallon and Duke Construction Volunteer with Woape in Sandy, Oregon
June 3, 2015
Woape (woh-ah-pay) is an educational youth program based in Sandy, Oregon that provides community- and occupation-based teaching resulting in spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical development and well-being.  Learning experiences take place in both indoor and outdoor classrooms, including a 2-acre community garden.  Program participants work in the garden throughout the summer, eventually...
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