Working Toward a Zero-Discharge Dairy Farm

    Communities Coming Together to Protect the Stillaguamish River   For millennia, people of the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians have lived along the river that bears their name in Stanwood, Washington. The river and land are a part of the Tribe’s bloodline, but all members of the community—including locally owned businesses and dairy farms—rely on the surrounding lakes and rivers to sustain their life and livelihood.   The farms themselves rely on the water in more ways than one: the workers drink the water, the...

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A Lasting Positive Impact: Habitat Intertidal Zone Project Wins National APWA Award

The award recognizes the successful construction and restoration of Seattle’s downtown shoreline, transforming the waterways into a thriving ecosystem.      Anchor QEA was a part of the multidisciplinary consulting team that clinched the American Public Works Association’s (APWA’s) 2020 Project of the Year, National Winner, in the ‘Environment: Less than $5 Million’ category for the Habitat Intertidal Zone (HIZ), the final...

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Life Is a (Fish) Highway

Anchor QEA’s work on the Elliott Bay Seawall Project, the associated intertidal habitat corridor, and Habitat Intertidal Zone (HIZ) helped improve the Seattle waterfront for both human and aquatic visitors.   New Elliott Bay Seawall Texture and Habitat Corridor. Working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Anchor QEA’s talented team helped change the...

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Meydenbauer Bay Park Turns 1

Open post waterfront park with people walking around

French for “beautiful view,” Bellevue, Washington, presents scenic vistas (weather permitting) of the Olympic and Cascade mountains, and views of Lake Washington to the west and Lake Sammamish to the east. But you don’t have to look far to see the beauty that Bellevue offers. Meydenbauer Bay Park delivers that right within city itself....

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Refining NAPL-related Risk and Remediation

It should go without saying that we all want to use resources wisely and avoid needless expenditures. When it comes to environmental remedies, overdesign can be costly in terms of time and money. It’s important to accurately assess risk and support reliable, protective, and cost-effective remedial strategies. In sediments containing a nonaqueous phase (oily)...

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Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project Wins APA Award

The Alcatraz Ferry Embarkation Project is the 2018 American Planning Association (APA), Federal Planning Division award winner for “Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project.”...

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