Farallon in the Community

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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Farallon Oakland Goes Green
April 29, 2015
Farallon is pleased to announce that its Oakland, California office had been certified as a Green Business. The California Green Business Program requires certified businesses to demonstrate a commitment to recycling, energy and water conservation, and pollution prevention. This year, more than 2,800 California Green Businesses have saved 822,677 metric tons of CO2 and 124,312,888 gallons of...
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Let’s Stomp out Breast Cancer
January 26, 2015
For the second straight year, Farallon employees will join the Women in Environment Team to raise money and awareness by taking part in the national Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series.  Over the previous 12 years, Romp to Stomp has raised more than $2.8 million for Susan G. Komen. Will Beth and Emerald wear pink tutus with their snowshoes? Check back in February to find out.
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