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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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