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Let the fishes swim freely! Fish Barrier Removal Grant Opportunity

The new Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board grant program is administered jointly by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Recreation and Conservation offices. Applications are being accepted until March 29. Selected projects will be included in a request for funding from the Legislature for the 2019-2021 biennium. ...

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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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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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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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Stillaguamish Tribe’s Natural Resources Department

The new Stillaguamish Tribe's Natural Resources Department building has opened in Arlington, Washington.  Per the Seattle DJC, This 13,000 s.f. office and lab building was designed by Anacortes-based Brooks Middleton Architect and "... was built to honor traditional tribal structures and make efficient use of natural resources. "  Herrera ...

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3330 Division in Portland Close to Completion

A recent article in the DJC Oregon showcases the 3330 Division project, one of a series of multiple projects completed or close to completion in this up and coming neighborhood of Portland.  Working with the so-called 'Kings of Division' at Urban Development Partners (UD+P) and architects from THA Architecture have developed this and the adjacent ...

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In Nicaragua with Engineers Without Borders

Post by Herrera's Anneliese Sytsma. For the past year a team of engineers has been working with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA on the design of a coffee processing plant (beneficio) and associated wastewater treatment system for the Tierra Nueva Community (a community supported by our partner NGO, Agros). While in the design phase of the ...

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LEED for Sustainable Site Design

One aspect of our site design tool-kit here at Herrera (including site civil and landscape architecture) is demonstrated with  LEED projects of a variety of sizes and scales.  Our knowledge and expertise of stormwater,  open space, habitat, water conserving irrigation, and water reuse.   Our ...

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