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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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Seattle Works Day

Last Saturday a crew from Herrera spent the day volunteering for Seattle Works Day, an annual event matching up teams across the City with local non-profits. The day brought out over 1,000 volunteers across the City, helping over 50 different non-profits. This year we were paired with Seattle Audubon, perfect for the many bird lovers among ...

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Bike to Work / Bike Everywhere!

May is Bike to Work Month and we're loving every spandex clad second of it! Here's some stats from our month on the move: How many Herrera bikers this year? 24 How many miles do we anticipate biking this month?  3,580 by the end of the month Company CO2 reduction from biking rather than driving for the month? 3,400 lbs Longest ...

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Delridge GSI Retrofit for CSO Control

Herrera just wrapped up a 13 block green infrastructure (GSI) retrofit for the City of Seattle. This GSI retrofit was built in the right-of-way to reduce combined sewer overflows to Longfellow Creek and was designed in partnership with a neighborhood greenway project in the Delridge neighborhood to enhance pedestrian mobility and increase ...

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