SURF Meetings:

SURF 34 – Parsons, Pasadena, California
Sustainable Remediation in a Changing Landscape
April 5-6, 2017


SURF 36 – Amherst, Massachusetts
In partnership with the 33rd Annual International Conference on 
Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
October 16-19, 2017

SURF is pleased to join the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation (AEHS) as a partner for their 2017 Fall Conference. SURF will be a visible participant at the conference through special sessions, technical presentations, a booth, and co-location of our annual business meeting. Learn more about AEHS at

Request for Sustainable Remediation Case Studies:

Help SURF catalogue case studies that demonstrate sustainable remediation implementation and exemplify the nexus of environmental, social, and economic aspects of a project.

If you have been involved in a project that incorporates elements of sustainable remediation, please consider preparing a case study for submittal to SURF’s Technical Initiative team.

For a copy of SURF’s case study template ==> click here

Completed case studies and questions about the initiative may be directed to the CSI team at

Please note that case studies with “green washing” or strong commercial messages will not be accepted by SURF.


SURF Case Study Series :: Upper Tenmile Abandoned Mine Reclamation

Learn about the reclamation of a 53 square mile area consisting of several abandoned mines in this case study featured on the SURF Case Study database. The project utilized several GSR BMPs to reduce trucking footprints and the end use of the site provides recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts in the area. Click here to read the full case study summary. 

Do you have a project that highlights a sustainable remediation strategy or achievement of triple bottom line objectives? Submit a case study using our template and email it to the Case Study Initiative Team (



Please congratulate and welcome our newly elected (or re-elected) SURF Trustees:

  President - John Simon, Gnarus Advisors LLC
  Vice President - Barbara Maco, Wactor & Wick LLP
  Secretary - Lindsay Burton, Exxon Mobil
  At-Large - Paul Hadley, (retired) DTSC
  At-Large - Erin Healy, Anchor QEA
  At-Large - Mike Smilley, Golder Associates

These trustees will join Treasurer Keith Aragona and At-Large Trustees Colleen Liddell and Gerlinde Wolf, serving the second year of their 2-year terms.

Many thanks to the SURF members who nominated others or were nominated for the Board, as well as Trustees who are completing their terms this month: Secretary Tammy Rabideau and At-Large Trustees Kristin Mancini and Rick Wice. SURF is extremely grateful for your dedication to the organization and to sustainable remediation.


SURF Case Study Series: Sustainable Landfill Brownfield Redevelopment

Green and sustainable best practices can speed up investigations and remediation while reducing carbon footprints. Learn how such practices were applied at a contaminated former landfill site targeted for redevelopment. Remedy selection was supported by analyses of the triple bottom line, considering environmental, economic, and social benefits and costs. Read about the Harrison Landfill Brownfield Redevelopment project.

Do you have a project that highlights a sustainable remediation strategy or achievement of triple bottom line objectives? Submit a case study using our template and email it to the Case Study Initiative Team (


SURF Case Study Series :: Sustainable Remediation Powering Communities

Do you have a project that highlights a sustainable remediation strategy, or achievement of triple bottom line objectives? Contact our Case Study Initiative Team ( for a case study template.



National Adaption Forum - May 9-11, 2017 - Call for Proposals and Early Registration

The National Adaptation Forum will be gathering in Saint Paul, MN from May 9-11, 2017. While there, you will learn how to make your work climate-informed, share what you have learned with others, and develop a stronger network of like-minded peers. 

The Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to October 14, 2016.

For more information including proposal submissions and how to register follow this National Adaptation Forum link.