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Herrera Awarded Microbial Source Tracking Study

Herrera won a $200k grant from the Washington Conservation Commission to conduct a Quantitative Microbial Source Tracking (MST) Demonstration Project. In the words of project manager Rob Zisette, "I am really excited about this project because it is really cool science that our state can use to solve water quality problems from fecal pollutio...

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Herrera Helps Arlington and Marysville Develop a Vision for Future Growth

Herrera’s integrated team of engineers and scientists is leading the environmental assessment and utilities engineering for the Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center Subarea Plan. As part of the project team, Matt Fontaine, water resources engineer with Herrera, spoke with a citizen group in Arlington/Marysville to discuss the ...

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Presenting… Lake Washington!

As part of Herrera’s community outreach efforts, Herrera scientist George Iftner and stormwater engineer Ondrej Sklenar were special guests in Ms. Massimino’s and Mr. Castelli’s 4th grade classes at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School in West Seattle.  The topic of their visit was Lake Washington history and water quality.  The ...

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Herrera Teams with Vital Ground to Save Grizzly Bear Habitat

On October 15, 2017, Herrera teamed up with Vital Ground to improve grizzly bear habitat along the Rocky Mountain Front. Vital Ground Foundation is a non-profit organization that conserves private land for grizzly bears and other wildlife through conservation easements, land acquisitions, and partner projects to permanently protect core ...

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Girl Power!

Ladies swept the in-house awards at Herrera for most billable, new employee of the year, support employee of the year, scientist of the year, and engineer of the year. Awesome job, all! Most Billable - Brianna Super nice and most-billable! She always offers to help out with marketing stuff whenever she is not swamped with project work!!! New ...

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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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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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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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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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