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Congratulations to the 2023 SURF Board of Trustees

The results are in! Revisions to SURF’s by-laws passed and the following nominees were elected to the SURF Board:


  • Gerlinde Wolf, President (Ramboll)
  • Katie Elich, Vice President (Woodard & Curran)
  • Paige Molzahn, Secretary (Jacobs)

At-Large Trustees:

  • Ira May (Maryland Department of Environment)
  • Jay Smith (Philips)
  • Evan Starr (Department of Transportation Volpe Center)

Treasurer Nikki Peck (EA Engineering) and At-Large Trustees Scott Anderson (Haley & Aldrich) and Nicole Tucker (Dudek) are continuing in their roles through the end of this year.

Shout out and a big thanks to outgoing Board members for their commitment and contributions over the last two years:

  • Betsy Collins (Jacobs)
  • Kyle Waldron (Marathon)
  • Stacey Hellekson (Woodard & Curran)
  • Rob Rebel (WSP)
  • Chris Schultz (Trihydro)
  • Roy Thun (GHD)

Finally, thank you to all the SURFers who voted!

Dive In! Washington State Ecology Publishes Revised Guidelines

In January 2023, the Toxics Cleanup Program of the Washington State Department of Ecology published Sustainable Remediation: Climate Change Resiliency and Green Remediation, a revision of the guide originally issued in November 2017. The revised guide covers environmental trends and climate change projections, how to do a site-specific vulnerability assessment, when to consider climate change impacts, and how to increase the resilience of different remedial alternatives. Click here to access the guide.

Did You Know? Webinars on Demand

Missed the SURF webinar last week? No worries – check out SURF’s website for the recording! SURF’s library of webinars includes case studies showing how sustainable concepts were applied to a remediation site. The channel also contains the ever-popular short training videos on SiteWise™ and SEFA (Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis).

The Center for Creative Land Recycling website is another great webinar resource. The nonprofit has hosted webinars covering a range of topics – from remediation to environmental justice to community engagement to art and placemaking. Click here to access past webinars.

Upcoming Events

Environmental Justice Initiative Meeting

Time: March 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm – March 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Open meeting for anyone who wants to get involved in the initiative or is already an active participant. We will discuss the work conducted so far and next steps.

Email Nicole Tucker to register.

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SURF Session:Sustainable Remediation in Practice

Time: March 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm – March 21, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Proof that the Most Aggressive Remedial Action Can Also Be the Greenest
Fixing Failures or Re-thinking Futures? From Resilient Remedies to Resilient Land- and Water-Scapes
In-Situ Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium: From Fungicide to Fruit Juice

SURF Membership Meeting

Time: March 21, 2023 @ 3:30 pm – March 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Agenda Pending

SURF Session:ESG and Sustainable Remediation

Time: March 22, 2023 @ 1:30 pm – March 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Climate and Community Mapping: New ASTM Guidance

ESG Ratings and SDGs: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

Demonstration of How Remediation Projects Influence ESG Priorities

SURF Session:Climate Change and Resiliency

Time: March 22, 2023 @ 3:30 pm – March 22, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Bioelectrochemically Processed Lignite for Golf Courses, Landscaping, Regenerative Agriculture, and Carbon Sequestration

Benefits of Including Climate Change Considerations in a Sediment NAPL Remedy

Balancing Ecosystem and Security Goals: Can We Even Argue They Differ Anymore?

Fitting Environmental Response Actions into Sustainability Reporting Frameworks

Mark Your Calendar!8th International Sustainable Remediation Conference(SustREM 2023)

Time: October 10, 2023 @ – October 13, 2023 @

Held in conjunction with ecoforum 2023

Click here for more information.