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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:                               …

Erik Bakkom, PE 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 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…

Phil Wiescher, PhD 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 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, 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…

Katie Stromme 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…

Katie Stromme 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 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 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 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 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…

Katie Stromme 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 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 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, 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 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…

Katie Stromme 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 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…

Katie Stromme 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 Engineering, Environmental, Planning & Community Development