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Ride in the Rain Challenge

November in the Pacific Northwest means rain, and lots of it. That’s why Washington Bikes organizes the Ride in the Rain Challenge every November, a fun and free competition to encourage friends and colleagues to experience firsthand the joys and benefits of riding a bike, even in the rain. The idea of the challenge is to turn a common barrier ...

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Herrera Partners with Vital Ground to Improve Grizzly Habitat

Herrera has been working with Vital Ground to improve grizzly bear habitat along the Rocky Mountain Front. Herrera completed an unmanned aircraft system flight for Vital Ground to collect aerial imagery and video promoting a conservation project in the Northern Continental Divide ecosystem near Choteau, Montana. Vital Ground Foundation ...

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Don’t Miss out on this Watershed Moment!

Join us October 12th at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle for River Restoration Northwest’s 2017 Stories of Our Watersheds film event to celebrate the different ways we experience, preserve, and restore our rivers and watersheds. Herrera is proud to be one of the sponsors and organizers of this event for the fourth year in a row. This is ...

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PARK(ing) Day is Friday!

Herrerians are busily putting the final touches on our scale model of Lake Washington for the City's annual PARK(ing) Day, this Friday September 15th. Our park is called “A Day at the Lake”, and the centerpiece is a water-filled, scale model of Lake Washington.  This international event gives people the opportunity to temporarily turn ...

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Talking Data Visualization at Metis

Last week Herrera’s Ondrej Sklenar was a guest speaker at Metis’ Data Science Bootcamp. Presenting Data Solutions for Urban Challenges, Ondrej highlighted examples of how big data can be used to make our cities function more efficiently. After running through case studies focusing on data analytics and visualization, the group discussed how ...

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Using UASs Increases Efficiency

Herrera now offers licensed and insured unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) services to obtain aerial imagery and video of project sites. This service has been a valuable tool for project managers and clients during all phases of project development, from initial project planning to final as-constructed site documentation and monitoring.  Currently ...

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Cleaning up Carli Creek: An Integrated Approach to Stormwater Management

We are excited that our Carli Creek project is moving into the construction phase! Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES) acquired a large, formerly agricultural parcel along Carli Creek in the Clackamas River watershed and hoped to use this area to improve water quality in this predominantly industrial basin and enhance habitat in the ...

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Shelby Petro, PWS

Herrera is proud to announce we now have 4 professional wetland scientists on staff. Congratulations to Shelby Petro for obtaining her Professional Wetland Scientist Certificate. The education and experience requirements to obtain this certification are challenging and we are proud of Shelby’s accomplishment! Shelby joined Herrera in 2015 and ...

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Herrera’s Presentations from MuniCon 2017

Good news for those of you who missed out on May's Washington State Municipal Stormwater Conference - the presentations are now online. Links to Herrera's presentations: Outfall Elimination: Is It A Cost-Effective Alternative? Mathew Fontaine, Herrera; Teresa Reed-Jennings, City of Pasco Streamlining On-Site Stormwater Management: ...

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International Women in Engineering Day

Herrera is excited to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2017 with our fabulous female engineers: Carol Slaughterbeck Alice Lancaster Rebecca Dugopolski Mary Larkin Meghan Feller Colleen Mitchell Jess Brown Kristen Matsumura Christina Avolio Anneliese Sytsma Meghan Mullen Valerie Wu Heidi Houck Katie Wingrove Thanks ...

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