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Communication and Outreach Services: Another MFA Evolution

Since MFA’s founding as a small group of mostly engineers and scientists conducting environmental investigations and design work, we have grown not only in number of people but also in scope of services.  We have also grown in our…

Charla Skaggs Blogs, Planning & Community Development
Learn What’s New With The Oregon 1200-Z Stormwater Discharge Permit

After issuing two draft permits and reviewing two rounds of public comments, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality renewed the 1200-Z Stormwater Discharge Permit, which became effective on August 1. MFA tracked the permit renewal…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Blogs, Environmental, Stormwater
Wenatchee Brownfield Transforms into Hilton Garden Inn

Wenatchee visitors will have a new and stylish place to stay, and the City will have a new revenue source via sales and lodging taxes, as a former brownfield transforms into a new hotel. The August 4th groundbreaking for construction of a new…

Justin L. Clary, PE Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Planning & Community Development
MFA Economists: Evaluating Data to Inform Smart Decisions

Our best work happens when we help clients implement solutions that benefit not only the bottom line, but also community, jobs, economic and environmental health.  To that end, we have added four new staff members who form MFA’s economics…

Steven P. Taylor, PE Blogs, Economics
Skagit County Celebrates the Return of a Brownfield to Productive Use

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) wishes to congratulate Skagit County on the recent completion of its new community justice center, which was developed on a former truck stop fueling station brownfield. The need for a new jail facility to…

Yen-Vy Van, LHG Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment, Local and State Agencies
Plan Revealed for Up-Close Views of Willamette Falls

Many Oregonians are surprised to learn that Willamette Falls ranks just after Niagara Falls—it is the second-largest waterfall in the country by volume. MFA is happy to share the great news that just this month, final design was unveiled for…

Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP Blogs, Planning & Community Development
Congrats to Three Cities, a Port and a County

Q: What do City of Hoquiam, City of Aberdeen, City of Sedro-Woolley, Port of Skagit, and Skagit County all have in common?  A: They recently were named 2017 Governor’s Smart Communities Award Winners – and they are all MFA…

Michael P. Stringer, AICP Blogs, Environmental, Planning & Community Development
Underground Storage Tanks Move Out, Redevelopment Potential Moves In for Josephine County and Grants Pass

Every so often, a project comes along that illustrates exactly what MFA’s Founder, Jim Maul meant when he said, “One of my biggest joys as a consultant is when we nail a problem in a way that is exactly right for our client and the…

Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP Blogs
Woody Guthrie would be proud of the Port of Camas-Washougal’s Development Plan

Composed by Woody Guthrie and adopted in 1987 as Washington’s official state folk song, “Roll On, Columbia, Roll On” paints a poetic picture of the river cutting through green douglas firs and of the “mighty men” who worked on the river,…

Michael P. Stringer, AICP Blogs
Oregon Air Toxics Rulemaking Framework Released

On March 21, 2017, the Oregon DEQ released a draft framework outlining the air toxics program in Oregon. http://cleanerair.oregon.gov/state-releases-draft-framework-for-new-health-based-air-toxics-standards/ At a high level, the draft…

Chad Darby Air Quality, Air Quality, Blogs
American Planning Association Spotlights MFA Project

Thanks to the American Planning Association (APA) and author Katharine Logan, LEED AP, we are proud that our work in Spokane’s 500-acre Hillyard industrial district is one of three examples featured in the February 2017 Planning magazine…

Michael P. Stringer, AICP Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment, Press Releases
Oregon State University Plans Expansion on Reclaimed Demolition Landfill Site

Kudos to Oregon State University’s Cascade Campus for thinking creatively to reclaim underutilized property in the newly-released plan to expand OSU’s Bend campus to meet future enrollment projections. We have been fortunate to work…

Stacy J. Frost, PE Blogs, Press Releases
Have Air Quality Issues? MFA is here to help!

We extend a warm welcome to six new staff members, all of whom specialize in air quality services. Adding expertise in these services further integrates MFA’s engineering and consulting services for facilities that have air emissions and…

Steven P. Taylor, PE Blogs, Press Releases
Metro Regional Snapshot Focuses on Brownfields

As part of its quarterly “regional snapshot” series, Metro has published a reader-friendly look at brownfields and their impact on economic growth and development in the Portland metropolitan region. While the region continues to see…

Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment
Whatcom County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan

The Whatcom County Council unanimously adopted an update to its Comprehensive Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan (the Plan) during a meeting held on January 24, 2017. The adoption is the culmination of a two-year effort led by Whatcom…

Justin L. Clary, PE Blogs, Solid Waste and Recycling
MFA Voted Best in Business 2016

MFA is honored to receive the Vancouver Business Journal’s award for Best in Business 2016 in the Urban Planner category. “The list of winners was determined by Vancouver Business Journal readers who cast their votes for the companies that…

Alistaire Clary, PE Awards, Blogs
EPA Responds to my Last Blog Post and Finalizes RMP Rule

Clearly EPA is reading my blog, because only nine days after I posted a summary of lingering questions about proposed PSM/RMP changes (link), EPA has responded with a final version of the updated rule (link) and a summary of frequently asked…

Bill Beadie, CIH Blogs, Health & Safety
PSM/RMP Update: Major Events, Rule Changes, and Donald Trump

PSM/RMP for the uninitiated: The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) both enforce similar requirements for facilities that have more than the threshold quantity of…

Bill Beadie, CIH Blogs, Health & Safety
MFA Honored with Award in Support of National Guardsman

MFA was a 2016 Nominee for the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support Freedom Award. This award was given “in recognition of exemplary support of National Guard and Reserve member employees.” This Veterans Day, we want to recognize…

Alistaire Clary, PE Awards
Congratulations to Port of Skagit, City of Sedro-Woolley, and Skagit County on Planning Award

During the Joint Oregon and Washington Planning Conference on Thursday, October 27, the Planning Association of Washington and the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association honored the Port of Skagit, the City of Sedro-Woolley,…

Michael P. Stringer, AICP Awards, Planning & Community Development, Press Releases
Washington Brownfield Projects in the News

Leading brownfield experts Michael Stringer and Jim Darling were recently featured as guest writers in the Seattle DJC. Communities across Washington State are increasingly looking at vacant and shuttered former industrial sites as…

Steven P. Taylor, PE Brownfield Redevelopment, Press Releases
CCIM Commercial Real Estate Conference

MFA staff led sessions on brownfield development at the most recent Certified Commercial Investment Managers (CCIM) Conference, held on September 29 and 30, 2016, in Bend, OR. Jim Maul, Ted Wall, and Seth Otto prepared a dynamic, informative,…

Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP Blogs, Planning & Community Development, Real Estate
The Oregonian Names Maul Foster & Alongi A Winner of the Oregon 2016 Top Workplaces Award

Maul Foster & Alongi has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Oregonian. The Top Workplaces are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm that specializes…

Jennifer King, PE Awards, Press Releases
Zidell—The Past, Present, and Future

Hats off to Zidell Marine Corporation for over 50 years of success in the barge-building industry and everything they have given to the Portland community and economy. They announced this week that they will be exiting the barge-building…

James Maul, RG, LG Blogs, Press Releases, Sediment
Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail Grand Opening

Tomorrow the Port of Camas-Washougal will celebrate the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of the Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail. MFA is excited to see this project completed, which began with an Integrated Planning Grant that MFA assisted…

Alan R. Hughes, RG, LG, PG Blogs, Engineering, Press Releases
Community Service at Clark County Food Bank

The work MFA does helps our community every day, from cleaning up brownfield sites to planning and designing new neighborhoods. MFA goes beyond that, enabling and supporting their employees to volunteer in our community supporting causes we…

Kaitlyn Bruno Blogs, Events
Brownfields in Clark County

The Vancouver Business Journal published an article on brownfields in Clark County. MFA is proud to be the leading brownfield consulting business in the Pacific Northwest. In the article we expand on the concept of the 4th  Generation of…

James Maul, RG, LG Brownfield Redevelopment, Press Releases
Updates on Washington State Department of Ecology’s VCP- Part II

Ecology has made some big changes in their Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). In an effort to balance staff shortages with increasing workloads, Ecology has raised the bar for entry into the VCP and is implementing new policies to streamline…

Heather R. Good, LHG Blogs, Environmental
Maul Foster & Alongi Celebrates 20 Years

In honor of Maul Foster & Alongi’s 20 year anniversary the Vancouver Business Journal published the article below celebrating MFA’s innovation and growth through the years. ‘Before it was just cleanup for the sake of cleanup’,  said…

James Maul, RG, LG Press Releases
Ragnar Relay 2016

We here at MFA are familiar with the race against time. Every week, we come together as a team to produce quality designs, reports, and action plans on time and on budget. However, this weekend some MFA’ers worked overtime to race to the…

Zachary Pyle, PE Blogs, Events
Seeing Results in Silver Valley, Idaho

Everything is crisp and fresh. I take a cold breath in and can only respect the awe and unforgiving beauty of the woods I call home. I can’t say I know what it is, but there is something about the woods that will always captivate me. It’s…

Haley McDaniel Blogs
Lead in drinking water

James Peale, RG, LHG, Principal Hydrogeologist at MFA, authored the recent article, Lead in Drinking Water: Steps to take as a Business Owner, published in the Vancouver Business Journal July 8, 2016. Click the link below to read his full…

Alistaire Clary, PE Environmental, Health & Safety
Updates on Washington State Department of Ecology Voluntary Cleanup Program

Here are updates from my recent meetings with Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) staff to discuss the status of Ecology’s Voluntary Cleanup Program.   New Checklists and Templates for Voluntary Cleanup Program…

Alan R. Hughes, RG, LG, PG Blogs, Environmental
Economics Driving Brownfield Cleanup – MFA featured in U.S. Green Building Council Article

Several MFA projects, including Columbia Memorial Hospital/Astoria Landfill Sports Complex, Lake River Dioxin Cleanup, and Zidell Remediation are highlighted in an article by Katharine Logan published in the May/June 2016 issue of USGBC+,…

James Maul, RG, LG Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Press Releases
Astoria Municipal Landfill Redevelopment Wins Oregon Brownfields Outstanding Project Award

MFA is excited to announce the Astoria Athletic Complex project is the recipient of the 2016 Oregon Brownfields Outstanding Project Award! The award will be presented at the 11th Annual Oregon Brownfields Conference May 16th, 2016. This award…

James Maul, RG, LG Awards, Brownfield Redevelopment, Engineering
Everything You Need To Know About NPDES

For more than 40 years, the Clean Water Act and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits have aimed to curb water pollution by regulating the levels of pollutants that are allowed to discharge into our rivers, lakes, and…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Blogs, Stormwater
MFA’s Hands-On Approach in the News

MFA’s planning efforts on the St. Helens Waterfront Redevelopment project are making the news. Working with our partners from Walker Macy, MFA led a group of St. Helens residents, Waterfront Advisory Committee members, and city council…

Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental
Short Term Fix Proposed for MTCA Funding

The Governor’s proposed Supplemental Capital Budget includes $25 million for cleanup funds to partially cover the recent shortfall in Remedial Action Grants. The source of the funds will be State issued bonds. The $25 million represents 29…

Jim Darling Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment
Western States Industrial Stormwater Permitting

EPA recently launched the new Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) to regulate industrial stormwater, but the already more-stringent state permits in California, Washington, and Oregon leave the MSGP a moot-point. Industrial stormwater permit…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Blogs, Engineering, Stormwater
Northern State Redevelopment Project

Plan Adopted for Redevelopment of Historic Northern State Hospital The Sedro-Woolley City Council has unanimously adopted the Subarea Plan for the Center for Innovation. This is the capstone of two years of planning for redevelopment of the…

Michael P. Stringer, AICP Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental
MFA’s Sediment Solutions in the News

The Wahkiakum County Eagle newspaper recently published an article highlighting MFA’s work. After testing sediment the question has arisen, what to do with the material, read about the possible creative solutions MFA has collaborated with…

Steven P. Taylor, PE Environmental, Sediment
MFA’s Aquatic Adventures

Characterizing and cleaning up contamination in the aquatic environment can present significant logistical challenges. A sampling of MFA’s recent high adventure aquatic experiences includes:                               …

Kaitlyn Bruno Blogs, Environmental, Sediment
Making the Case for Environmental Forensics

“Forensics” is a term that may evoke images of an awkward detective linking the dots between crime scene evidence and laboratory DNA results to solve a crime. Environmental forensics applies the same general principle of criminal forensics…

Phil Wiescher, PhD Blogs, Environmental, Sediment
Incremental Sampling Methodology

Incremental Sampling Methodology is becoming a go-to approach – for responsible parties and regulators alike – for efficient and robust contaminant characterization. While the method is fairly established for soil characterization, the use of…

Kaitlyn Bruno Blogs, Environmental, Sediment
Oregonian Media Group Names Maul Foster & Alongi A Winner Of The Oregon 2015 Top Workplaces Award

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Oregonian Media Group. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a…

Jennifer King, PE Awards, Press Releases
Hood to Coast—Running in the Rain

A 198 miles course with heavy rain and thrashing winds may not sound like fun to most, but MFA’s 2015 Hood to Coast team would argue differently. On the weekend of August 28th MFA’s team, Must Finish Alive, participated in the 34th annual…

Jerry J. Oelerich, EIT Blogs, Events
Thomas Mullen Appointed to Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists

Thomas Mullen, PG, senior hydrogeologist at Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA), has officially been appointed by the governor’s office to the Idaho Board of Registration for Professional Geologists. The board’s mission statement is “to…

Alistaire Clary, PE Awards, Press Releases
First Place in Esri’s International Storytelling with Maps Contest

Exciting news! The story map we developed in collaboration with Greenbelt Land Trust won first place in the Conservation, Environment and Sustainability category of Esri’s storytelling with maps contest. The map journal takes you along a trail…

Jenny Axelrod Awards, GIS & Data Management
Astoria Municipal Landfill Redevelopment Wins Brownfield Phoenix Award

At the 2015 National Brownfield conference that was held in Chicago in September, the Astoria Municipal Landfill closure and sports complex redevelopment project was awarded the Phoenix Award for USEPA Region 10. MFA is honored to have led the…

Stacy J. Frost, PE Awards, Brownfield Redevelopment, Engineering, Environmental
MFA to Accept National Brownfields Leadership Award on behalf of OBC

The Oregon Brownfield Coalition is the 2015 recipient of the Brownfield Leadership Award for Innovation & Resiliency, in the category of Statewide Brownfield Innovation. The award is presented by NALGEP (National Association of Local…

Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP Awards, Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental
Stormwater BMPs – Recommendations for Oregon Tier II Corrective Actions

Many Oregon businesses were caught off-guard when the state lowered the effluent benchmark levels significantly in the 2012 update of the 1200-Z industrial stormwater permit. The resulting benchmark levels are so low that most industries…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Engineering, Environmental, Stormwater
MFA Honored by Seattle Business as 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2015

MFA has been ranked in the top 20 of midsize companies, as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015 by Seattle Business. The winners, hailing from cities all across the state of Washington, were chosen based on extensive confidential…

Justin L. Clary, PE Awards, Press Releases
Seth Otto Brownfield Work in Oregon DJC

MFA Senior Planner Seth Otto was recently featured in the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce for the work he has done in support of new brownfield legislation in Oregon. Seth was a member of the coalition backing House Bill 2734, which allows…

Ted Wall, PE Brownfield Redevelopment, Planning & Community Development
Senior Geologist Michael Pickering, RG, LG, Joins MFA

Portland, OR (June 16, 2015)—Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. has hired Michael Pickering, RG, LG, a senior geologist with 16 years of experience in environmental consulting and project management throughout the Northwest. Mr. Pickering has…

Ted Wall, PE Press Releases
Ski to Sea 2015: MFA Team Finishes Alive, and then some

Being based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Maul Foster & Alongi embraces the outdoors and encourages our employees’ pursuit of a myriad of activities that support healthy lifestyles. As part of our corporate culture, we have put…

Justin L. Clary, PE Blogs, Events
Thoughts on Stormwater and Brownfields in China – and a Heartfelt 谢谢 (Thank You)

Upon returning from Beijing, where I attended the 2015 International Symposium on Urban Stormwater Management and Landscape Hydrology and met with numerous experts in the stormwater, landscape architecture, and brownfields arenas, I have come…

Ted Wall, PE Engineering, Environmental, Events, Planning & Community Development
Managing Stormwater in China and Across the Globe…And Enjoying Great Food in the Process

Over the last several days I have had the privilege of attending the 2015 International Symposium on Urban Stormwater Management and Landscape Hydrology in Beijing. There have been professionals and scholars from across the globe discussing…

Ted Wall, PE Blogs, Engineering, Events
Stable Banks, Unique Conditions, Lasting Solutions

The success of a bank stabilization project hinges on the ability to explore a variety of potential solutions and identify the most effective option for any given site. MFA has seen success with many different types of projects, all with their…

Kathy J. Lombardi, PE Engineering, Local and State Agencies, Ports, Sediment
MFA Staff to Present at Managing Stormwater in Oregon Conference

Maul Foster & Alongi staff will be hosting two presentations at this year’s NEBC Managing Stormwater in Oregon Conference on May 21. Stormwater expert, Ada Banasik, will share her experiences in implementing effective and economical…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Blogs, Engineering, Events, Stormwater
MFA’s China Knowledge Exchange Continues with Presentations in Beijing

Statistics abound as to the current and projected pace of urbanization in the world’s most populous country, the People’s Republic of China. With a total population of over 1.35 billion people, a projection issued in March 2014 by the…

Ted Wall, PE Blogs, Environmental, Planning & Community Development
MFA Lends Hands to Forest Park Conservancy Earth Day Volunteer Team

Earth Day presented a cool spring morning with conditions that couldn’t have been better for some light manual labor for a good cause. On April 22, 2015, a group of MFA employees joined a volunteer team with ESCO Corporation and Keen to do…

Ted Wall, PE Blogs, Events
Governor Jay Inslee Signs Bill to Move Transfer of Northern State Hospital Property to Port of Skagit County

A recent bill allowing the Washington Department of Enterprise Services to transfer the Northern State Hospital property to the Port of Skagit County was signed last week. This decision will allow Janicki Bioenergy to move forward with their…

Jim Darling Planning & Community Development
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. Hires Two New Employees in Seattle

Seattle, WA (April 20, 2015)—Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. is proud to announce the hiring of Joshua Miller and Andrew Kaparos. Both Mr. Miller and Mr. Kaparos will be working from MFA’s office in downtown Seattle. These new employees…

Justin L. Clary, PE Engineering, GIS & Data Management, Press Releases
Demolition Brings New Chapter for Josephine County’s Dimmick Tower

It was a hot August day when I first saw the building—fenced off and surrounded by brown, crunchy grass, it was a five-story building with boarded-up windows and broken glass. When I finally got to enter the building, I suited up in Tyvek™…

Kyle Roslund, LG Blogs, Environmental, Health & Safety, Local and State Agencies
Public/Private Partnerships: Taking Action for Community Interests

In the world of economic development, nothing can add value to a large-scale project like a strong, mutually beneficial partnership between public and private interests. At the P3C Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo 2015 in…

James Maul, RG, LG Blogs, Environmental, Local and State Agencies, Planning & Community Development, Ports, Real Estate
MFA Writes Two Winning USEPA Grants for the Cities of Spokane, WA, and St. Helens, OR

On March 9, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the recipients of its 2015 Area-Wide Planning (AWP) Grant. The AWP grant program assists communities that are responding to local brownfield challenges, including multiple…

Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP Awards, Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Local and State Agencies, Planning & Community Development
Article by MFA Employee Published in Land & Water

Follow the link below to read an article by Erik Bakkom that was published in Land & Water Magazine explaining aspects of the Willamette Riverbank Restoration: Riverbank Restoration Success – From Brown to…

James Maul, RG, LG Brownfield Redevelopment, Engineering
Stormwater Permitting and MFA: Smart, Early Planning Leads to Success

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently implemented a program to assign construction stormwater general permit (CSWGP) coverage to sites that have known contamination and that may discharge potentially contaminated…

Josh Elliott, PE Blogs, Engineering, Environmental, Stormwater
MFA Assists Yakima in Addressing Decade-Old Brownfield

Under the partnership of the City of Yakima and the Washington State Department of Ecology, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. is cleaning up a long-term community eyesore. The former Tiger Oil retail gasoline station located at the corner of Nob…

Justin L. Clary, PE Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Local and State Agencies
Precision Dredging Techniques Enhance Cleanup at Lake River

The benefits of precision dredging are numerous; I’ve seen them firsthand: streamlined regulatory approval, greater risk reduction, and increased water quality. MFA wrapped up a large-scale dredging project in February 2015 in Lake River,…

Katie Stromme Environmental, Forest Products, Local and State Agencies, Ports, Sediment
Northern State Hospital: Past, Present, and Future Use

Over 100 years ago, the State of Washington took a bold step in opening the Northern State Hospital, a state-of-the-art residential mental health facility in Sedro-Woolley. The campus, designed by the world-renowned Olmsted Brothers landscape…

Jim Darling Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment, Local and State Agencies, Planning & Community Development
MFA Team Works on Local Brownfield Cleanup through Redevelopment Project with Global Reach

It isn’t often that one has the opportunity to work on a project with unprecedented local community benefits as well as a game-changing global reach. The adaptive re-use of the historic Northern State Hospital campus in Sedro Woolley,…

Jim Darling Brownfield Redevelopment, Planning & Community Development
Job Creation Catalyzed by Flight Test Hangar Construction

Through its environmental brownfield redevelopment expertise, MFA continues to play a key role in supporting economic development in rural communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. A recent example is MFA’s support of the Port of Moses…

Justin L. Clary, PE Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Ports
Maul Foster & Alongi Opens new Office in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Coeur d’Alene, ID (February 10, 2015)—Environmental consulting and engineering company Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) has opened an office in the Parkside Tower office building at 601 East Front Avenue, Suite 202, in downtown…

Alistaire Clary, PE Press Releases
Zidell Cleanup Illustrates Significance of Remediation

As mixed-used redevelopment forges ahead on the Zidell Yards property, NorthWest Ecosystem Services Ecologist Paul Fishman took a moment to reflect on the project’s myriad undertakings in the nine years since cleanup efforts got underway in…

James Maul, RG, LG Brownfield Redevelopment, Engineering, Environmental, Planning & Community Development, Real Estate, Sediment
Port of Astoria Implements Targeted Solution to Treat Stormwater

During the last quarter of 2014, MFA assisted 16 industrial facilities in Northwest Oregon with the selection and conceptual design of stormwater-treatment measures required for compliance with the Tier II corrective action requirements…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Environmental, Ports, Stormwater
Welcome to the Jungle

Are we in the right jungle? -Stephen R. Covey | As civil and environmental engineers, we must accept that recognition for a job well done will often take the form of indifference. We do our best work when no one does a double take. When…

James Maul, RG, LG Blogs, Engineering, Environmental, Planning & Community Development
MFA Honored with Award in Support of National Guardsman

A Patriot Award in recognition of MFA’s support of Maj. Andrew Vidourek was recently presented to Southwest Washington Operations Director Alistaire Clary. Vidourek, a staff geologist at MFA, serves as a National Guardsman. The award…

James Maul, RG, LG Awards, Events, Press Releases
Smart Communities Award for Port, city of Kalama

Evidence of the city and Port of Kalama’s successful collaboration on an underway project was publicly presented in the form of a 2014 Smart Communities Award. The Spencer Creek Business Park and a new, nearby multi-use recreational facility…

James Maul, RG, LG Planning & Community Development, Ports
Senior Hydrogeologist Tom Mullen Joins MFA

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) has hired Tom Mullen, a Senior Hydrogeologist with almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and project management, to serve the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region. This strategic hire…

Jennifer King, PE Environmental, Press Releases
Maul Foster & Alongi Named One of Oregon’s Top Workplaces by The Oregonian

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) was named as one of Oregon’s Top Workplaces for 2013. The company was placed in the ninth position in the ranking of top 50 small companies (with 150 employees or fewer). The Oregonian teamed with…

Ted Wall, PE Awards, Press Releases
Maul Foster & Alongi Named One of Washington’s Best Workplaces by Puget Sound Business Journal

Maul, Foster & Alongi (MFA) was named as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The program was launched in 2007 to identify and recognize best practices in the hiring and retention of great people. After…

James Maul, RG, LG Awards, Press Releases
Brownfield Updates

With the real estate market strengthening, there is increased interest in urban redevelopment. Many of these infill projects must address challenges from historical contamination. MFA will be participating in several upcoming conferences to…

Jim Darling Brownfield Redevelopment, Engineering, Environmental, Real Estate
Portland Business Journal Ranks MFA as a Top Environmental Consulting Firm

MFA has been named one of the top environmental consulting firms in the Portland metro area by the Portland Business Journal. Based on Metro environmental billings, MFA is ranked number one among locally owned firms. This is our second year…

Ted Wall, PE Awards, Press Releases
MFA Expands in Puget Sound Region

Jacqueline Gruber, staff planner at MFA, is relocating to the Seattle office. Ms. Gruber has experience in the field of environmental and land use planning, including environmental permitting, municipal code, and regulatory compliance. Ms….

Justin L. Clary, PE Press Releases
MFA Invited to Present at Battelle Sediment Symposium

MFA will be sending three staff to discuss innovative sediment remediation technologies at the Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Conference February 4th – 7th. The conference is hosted by Battelle and…

Erik Bakkom, PE Environmental, Press Releases, Sediment
Upcoming Tribal Conference Sponsored by MFA

MFA will be presenting at a Tribal Conference focused on master planning for sustainable development in Indian Country on January 17th at the Swinomish Casino. This conference is intended for tribal leaders and staff, development…

Jim Darling Press Releases
MFA Planners and Analysts Support Regional Brownfield Scoping Project for Metro

Portland, OR –Following analysis and meetings with stakeholders, Metro staff, and council, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) recently submitted its report to Metro Regional Council describing its analysis of the potential economic and…

Ted Wall, PE Brownfield Redevelopment, Planning & Community Development, Press Releases
MFA Senior Engineer Wins Prestigious National Award

Stacy Frost, a senior engineer at Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) in Vancouver, WA, has won the Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Originally from…

Jennifer King, PE Awards, Engineering, Press Releases
Environmental Industry Expert Joins Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.

MFA is pleased to announce the arrival of Tom McCue as a Principal Environmental Analyst in our Portland, Oregon office. Mr. McCue brings over 30 years of experience in the environmental compliance and remediation industry. Mr. McCue most…

Jennifer King, PE Press Releases
MFA Presents at Brownfield Conferences

MFA will facilitate workshops on Integrated Planning for Cleanup and Redevelopment of Brownfield Properties at the Oregon Brownfield Conference in Portland and the Brownfields and Land Revitalization Conference in Spokane. These interactive…

Jim Darling Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Press Releases
MFA Scientists and Engineers Invited to Present Findings at International Remediation Conference

Scientists and engineers from Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. have been invited to present findings from their work on remediation sites at the Battelle Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds conference in Monterey, California…

James Peale, RG, LHG Brownfield Redevelopment, Engineering, Environmental, Press Releases
Frost and Vidourek Recognized For Professional Service and Leadership

Stacy J. Frost, P.E., a Senior Engineer in Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. Vancouver office, has been awarded an “Oregon Stater Award for Outstanding Early Career Engineers” by the Oregon State University College of Engineering. Stacy…

Jennifer King, PE Awards, Engineering, Events, Press Releases
MFA Staff appointed to the Blacksmith Institute Advisory Board

Jim Darling has been selected to the Blacksmith Institute’s Technical Advisory Board. The Blacksmith Institute is an international non profit organization dedicated to solving pollution problems in low and middle income countries, where…

Jim Darling Awards, Environmental, Press Releases
Washington State Brownfield Policy Recommendations

The Washington State legislature is considering a brownfield package of legislative actions (known as MTCA 3.0) to improve the ability to undertake and complete brownfield cleanup and redevelopment projects. The package contains a number of…

Jim Darling Blogs, Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental
MFA Supporting Smart Growth Policies Nationwide

MFA has been selected as part of a team of consultants, including Redevelopment Economics, to support Smart Growth America in hosting workshops with governors and high-level state officials to develop policies to support brownfield…

James Maul, RG, LG Awards, Brownfield Redevelopment, Press Releases
Workshop: Contaminated Properties – A Development Perspective

On Thursday September 22, MFA is hosting a workshop designed to provide the latest information on key stages of brownfield redevelopment. This workshop will begin with a buffet breakfast at 7:30, followed by a presentation at 8:00 on…

James Maul, RG, LG Brownfield Redevelopment, Environmental, Events
In-Water Construction Begins at Sediment Cleanup

Portland, Oregon. July 8 – With federal and state permits in hand, Zidell is moving their cleanup activities into the Willamette River in the South Waterfront neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. The issuance of the Clean Water Act (CWA)…

Erik Bakkom, PE Environmental, Planning & Community Development, Sediment
MFA Invited to Present at International Battelle Symposium

Portland, June 23, 2011 Based on the outstanding results of an innovative and sustainable remediation approach developed and implemented by MFA scientists and engineers, the first International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable…

James Peale, RG, LHG Events, Press Releases, Sediment
Brownfields & Land Revitalization 2011 Conference

At the May Brownfields & Land Revitalization 2011 Conference in Spokane, Washington, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) will be conducting an interactive workshop on the potential adaptive reuse of a contaminated site. Based on a real…

Jim Darling Brownfield Redevelopment, Engineering, Environmental, Events, Planning & Community Development, Press Releases
MFA’s Approach to Mechanical Integrity Used by EPA as Example of Best Practice

The current issue of EPA’s Chemical Emergency Prevention and Planning newsletter features Bill Beadie’s article on mechanical integrity programs in the section titled “Best Practices from the Field.”  The article describes a…

Bill Beadie, CIH Health & Safety, Press Releases
NOAA Biological Opinion Supports Sediment Cleanup Designed by MFA Scientists and Engineers

Portland, OR—As noted in the Oregon Business Journal, the regional administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA-Fisheries) has cleared the way for a significant cleanup and…

Erik Bakkom, PE Engineering, Environmental, Press Releases, Sediment
Knowledge from Experience: Stormwater and Sediment Conferences

Several MFA staff are presenting at conferences in February. Neil Alongi will be presenting at the Advanced Washington Stormwater Conference, February 7th at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. His practical years of…

James Maul, RG, LG Engineering, Environmental, Events, Press Releases, Sediment, Stormwater
EPA Profiles Successful Maul Foster & Alongi Remediation Project

The current issue of EPA’s Technology News and Trends provides a summary of the innovative enhanced bioremediation implemented by MFA at the Siltronic site in Portland, Oregon. The site was impacted by a release of trichloroethene (TCE),…

James Peale, RG, LHG Press Releases
Alistaire Clary Named SW Washington Operations Manager

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is pleased to announce that Alistaire Clary was named the southwest Washington operations manager as part of the company’s recent strategic reorganization. Clary also serves on MFA’s seven-person board…

James Maul, RG, LG Press Releases
Steve Taylor Named Managing Director

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is pleased to announce that Steve Taylor’s role of managing director of MFA has expanded as a result of our strategic reorganization. Steve’s new responsibilities reflect the critical role he has played…

James Maul, RG, LG Press Releases
Ted Wall Named Oregon Operations Manager

Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is pleased to announce that Ted Wall will be taking on the position of Oregon operations manager. MFA has reorganized its operations and management structure to better reflect the regional demands of its…

James Maul, RG, LG Press Releases
MFA scientist demonstrates practical and sustainable in situ TCE DNAPL remediation

James Peale recently authored an article titled Successful ISCR-Enhanced Bioremediation of a TCE DNAPL Source Area Using EHC® and KB-1® for the Summer 2010 issue of the journal Remediation. The article, which was co-authored with Dr. James…

James Peale, RG, LHG Environmental, Press Releases
Oregon Adopts Greenhouse Gas Rules

The proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) rule-making package developed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was adopted by unanimous decision of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission on October 23, 2008. The rule-making…

James Maul, RG, LG Blogs, Environmental
DEQ Notifies Companies of Pending Carbon Emission Regulations

The potential regulation of GHG may be generating concern within your organization and could have real implications for your business. Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. can help you develop a strategic approach to managing GHG regulations. As…

Steven P. Taylor, PE Environmental
Maul Foster & Alongi Scientists Invited to Share Expertise at 2010 Battelle Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

Ms. Amy Dvorak, Mr. Alan Hughes, and Mr. James Peale were invited to present at the Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in Monterey, California, on May 24-27, 2010. Ms. Dvorak will…

James Maul, RG, LG Press Releases
2010 Oregon Brownfields Conference & Awards Luncheon – April 6-7, 2010

The 2010 Oregon Brownfields Conference and Awards Luncheon will be an unparalleled learning and networking opportunity for brownfields practitioners, both novice and experienced. This two-day Conference is designed to provide attendees with…

Ada H. Banasik, PE Brownfield Redevelopment, Events, Press Releases