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Charitable Giving, Farallon Style
January 18, 2017
Throughout the year, Farallon offices help our communities via volunteer activities such as cleaning up roads and streams, marking storm drains, and sorting food and goods for charity agencies.  Farallon wrapped up 2016 with a month-long event that kicked off with an evening of volunteering at Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah, Washington, was followed by a drive to collect diapers and blankets,...
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Climate Resiliency and Green Remediation
January 16, 2017
Farallon is assisting the Washington State Department of Ecology in evaluating state cleanup sites and landfills that may be vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, wildfires, flooding, and landslides.  Farallon’s research into ways to make projects more resilient to climate change includes assessing vulnerabilities, compiling mitigation technologies, and providing support...
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Lori Pettegrew Named Farallon Principal
December 13, 2016
Farallon is proud to announce that Lori Pettegrew has been promoted to Principal Environmental Scientist.  Lori’s 25 years of industry experience includes regulatory compliance, stormwater program management and implementation, and waste discharge permitting.  In her 2 years with Farallon, Lori has become the firm’s California stormwater expert. “Lori is an integral part of the Farallon...
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Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant
December 8, 2016
Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant Contributing Authors:Katherine Dlubac, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Farallon ConsultingGary Hokkanen, Principal and Member, Farallon ConsultingSteve Figgins, Principal, Farallon Consulting An emerging contaminant of significant interest to regulators and the public is a class of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), human-made chemicals...
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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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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 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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Dr. Teresa Michelsen to Conduct Sediments Workshop
August 8, 2016
Farallon Principal Environmental Scientist Dr. Teresa Michelsen will teach a course on sediment cleanup standards with the Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC) in Kirkland, Washington on October 18, 2016.  NWETC offers customized in-person and online courses on current policy, standards, technology, and regulations for environmental professionals. Topics to be covered in this 1-day...
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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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