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March for Science

Herrerians were out in force on Saturday joining the thousands in Seattle and across the world who marched for science. The march is part of a non-partisan movement to celebrate science and the role it plays in everyday lives. The goal of the march was to emphasize that science upholds the common good and to call for evidence-based policy in the ...

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Plaza and Green Stormwater Infrastructure at 811 Stark in Portland

Herrera designed the streetscape and urban plaza at 811 SE Stark Street in Portland, Oregon. This new mixed use building sits at a busy 5-way street intersection. Herrera worked with Works Progress Architecture to integrate a modern streetscape that would provide an intimate haven from the chaos of the adjacent roadway. An aspen grove is planted ...

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The Mysterious ‘Weir Master’ of Black Diamond

Nice to hear a familiar voice on the radio! Our own Rob Zisette talking about the state of our lakes on KUOW. Searching for the mysterious 'weir master' of Black Diamond | KUOW News and Information Our region’s rapid growth is straining our lakes, especially little lakes on the fringes of urban areas. Listen or read here.

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Pasado’s Safe Haven

Herrera is thrilled to be providing civil site design services for the expansion of Pasado’s Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary just north of Sultan, WA. Our work includes site, utility, stormwater, and onsite wastewater design services to support new animal and caretaker living quarters on the existing site. Pasado's Safe Haven rescues and/or provides ...

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Herrera’s Corporate Values

Herrera is managed to a triple bottom line. This means our business decisions and how we conduct ourselves are driven not only by profit, but also by our community values and our passion for environmental stewardship. Herrera supports the rights and dignity of persecuted or disenfranchised people, we support the use of science to inform policy ...

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Herrera Scientist Contributes to Emerging Noise Attenuation Technology for Pile Driving

Washington State Department of Transportation, University of Washington Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Marine Construction Technologies, the Seattle start-up where Herrera’s Associate Scientist Julie Hampden has been working part-time, recently released a report on the full-scale testing of a new quiet pile technology in Puget Sound. ...

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King County Sinnema Quaale Upper Revetment Reconstruction Completed

Herrera is excited to congratulate King County on the completion of the construction of the Sinnema Quaale upper revetment reconstruction project. The original Sinnema Quaale Upper Revetment on the Snoqualmie River between Duvall and Carnation, Washington was built out of repurposed automobiles, secured to the bank by timber piles. Then a ...

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Year End Contributions Give Back to Our Communities

At Herrera we are lucky to make a living while making a difference. But in addition to making a living - we give back to non-profit organizations centered in the communities we serve. We annually poll our staff to determine who will receive donations during our year-end giving. Herrera staff selected the following 2016 deserving recipients: ...

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Upper Clear Creek Mitigation Project Honored for Innovation and Achievement in Sustainability

Herrera’s work on the Port of Tacoma’s Upper Clear Creek Mitigation Site project was honored on October 26, 2016 with the Green Project Award for Innovation and Achievement in Sustainability at the Northwest Construction Consumer Council’s "Success Through Powerful Partnerships" program held at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The Port of ...

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Congratulations to the City of Portland: World’s First Salmon-Safe City!

Based on a systemic approach across City operations to improve water quality and restore salmon habitat, the City of Portland has become the first Salmon-Safe city in the world.  Salmon-Safe is an independent organization devoted to restoring watersheds through voluntary certification programs that require fish- and wildlife-friendly design and ...

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