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AEP Awards Rincon’s Mike Gialketsis with Lifetime Achievement Award

Rincon Welcomes Angie Harbin as Natural Resources Director

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is thrilled to announce the addition of Angie Harbin as the new Natural Resources Director for the San Diego region…

AEP Awards Rincon’s Mike Gialketsis with Lifetime Achievement Award

AEP Honors Mike Gialketsis with Lifetime Achievement Award!

This past spring, as the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) award nominations opened, the Al Reynolds Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award seemed particularly appealing…

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Join Rincon at the Hybrid 2021 AEP California State Conference!

Join Rincon Consultants, Inc. at the 2021 AEP Conference! We are excited to be participating and sponsoring the hybrid conference this year. Be sure to join our sessions and connect with us!

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Rincon Develops Rare Plant Inventory Website for CNPS

We are excited to announce that over the past year, Rincon Consultants, Inc. developed a new version of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Rare and Endangered Plant Inventory Website… 

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2021 Spring Surveys

Spring survey season is upon us and the Rincon team is ready! Rincon Biologists hold federal 10(a)(1)(A) and state permits, and have specific expertise in conducting protocol surveys …

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Rincon Announces Andrew Pulcheon as New Principal Archaeologist

We are pleased to announce Andrew Pulcheon, RPA, AICP, CEP, as Rincon’s new Principal Archaeologist! Andrew brings over 27 years of research, field, laboratory…

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Rincon Receives Two AEP 2020 Merit Awards

We are excited to announce that Rincon received two Merit Awards from the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) during the 2020 awards program…

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New Climate Change Plan for Publicly Owned Treatment Works

A framework for a robust response to climate change was presented in the State Water Resources Control Board’s Comprehensive Response to Climate Change and further specified…

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Rincon at the 2020 APA California Conference

Rincon will be attending the 2020 APA California Conference September 14-16th. We are proud to be the Diversity Mixer sponsor and look forward to connecting with all at the conference.

Goleta Train Depot Master Plan Receives Award

The  Goleta Train Depot Master Plan has received an Award of Merit from the APA Central Coast Section in the Economic and Development Planning Award category.

Rincon Receives Two Industry Business Achievement Awards for 2019

Rincon has been honored with two awards from the Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ) and the Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ) for accomplishments in 2019.

Robles Forebay Restoration Project Wins APWA Project of the Year Award

The Robles Forebay Restoration Project has won Project of the Year from APWA Ventura County. Click to read more about this excellent project and how we assisted with its success.

Rincon at the 2019 APA CA Conference

Rincon at the 2019 APA CA Conference. Read on to learn about our speakers, sessions and more!

AEP Awards Rincon’s Mike Gialketsis with Lifetime Achievement Award

Rincon’s Katie Green, AICP Wins APA Sacramento Valley Section Emerging Planner Award

Rincon Consultants, Inc.’s Katherine (Katie) Green, AICP has recently received a 2021 Emerging Planner Award from the APA Sacramento…

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Rincon at the APA California 2021 Virtual Conference

Connect with Rincon’s Victoria Chung of the APA Central Section and Katie Green, AICP of the APA Sacramento Valley Section at the APA California 2021 Virtual Conference!


Environmental Justice

Rincon Develops Environmental Justice Guide

Rincon Consultants, Inc. has developed an introductory guide to help jurisdictions understand the terms, processes, and tools available to develop environmental justice policies…


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Rincon Awarded #1 Environmental Firm to Work For!

Rincon Consultants, Inc has been given First Place in the category of Best Environmental Firms and ranked fifth in the category of Best Firms Sizes 200+, by the Zweig Group…

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Rincon Receives CCBJ 2020 Business Achievement Award

The Berkeley Existing Building Electrification Plan has won a Financing Innovation: Low-Carbon Energy Award from the Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) …

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The Rincon Main Emergency Relocation at Ayers Creek Receives APWA 2020 Project of the Year Award

Rincon assisted the Casitas Municipal Water District with environmental support services for the Rincon Main Pipeline Relocation Project…

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Rincon's 2020 Charity Drive – with Rincon matching donations up to 10k!

This holiday season, Rincon will be matching employee donations up to $10,000 for both the CDC Foundation and Feeding America 

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Join Rincon at the 2020 AEP California State Virtual Conference

We are participating in and sponsoring the 2020 AEP California State Virtual Conference, which starts Monday, November 9th. Join our session or stop by and connect with us at our virtual booth!

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SB 205: Business Licenses and NPDES Stormwater Discharge Compliance

In order to obtain or renew a business license in the state of California, SB 205 requires applicable businesses to enroll under the statewide stormwater Industrial General Permit…

Rincon Response to COVID-19

The Rincon Consultants team is adapting daily as these unprecedented events unfold surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn more about our proactive approach here.

Senate Bill 330 - The Housing Crisis Act

Senate Bill 330 (The Housing Crisis Act of 2019) is now in effect. SB 330 seeks to boost home building throughout California by expediting the approval process for, and suspending or eliminating restrictions on housing development. We…

Rincon's Sacramento Office is a 2019 Best Places to Work!

Rincon Consultants’ Sacramento Office has been recognized as a 2019 “Best Places to Work” by the Sacramento Business Journal. Read on to learn more about this recognition!

Rincon’s Riverside Latino Historic Context Statement Receives Award from California Preservation Foundation

Rincon’s 2018 study, the Riverside Latino Historic Context Statement, has received a Preservation Design Award…

AEP 2021 Merit Awards

Two Rincon Projects Receive 2021 AEP Conference Merit Awards

The California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) recently announced the 2021 winners of its Annual Awards Program, with two Rincon projects…

Rincon at the AEP 2021 Conference

Rincon Welcomes Three Strategic Hires

We are excited to announce the addition of Ellen Cross, Jennifer Guenther, and Linda Hunter to help take us to the next level. Please join us in welcoming Ellen, Jennifer, and Linda to the Rincon Team!

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Leadership Team Expansion: Promotions of Six New Directors, One New Principal, and New Hire

Rincon Consultants Inc. is thrilled to share the expansion of our leadership team and we want to recognize their hard work…

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Rincon Project Wins APA Award

The American Planning Association (APA) Central Section – California Chapter has given the Kerman General Plan Update and Program EIR a 2021 Award of Merit in Planning …

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At the Forefront of Building Electrification

Rincon is currently providing consulting services for multiple jurisdictions in the development of electrification reach codes and ordinances, as well as the first of its kind…

Rincon Expands Leadership Team

Leadership Team Expansion: Rincon Announces Five Director Promotions and One Key Director Hire

The Rincon team is starting the New Year with great news by announcing five Director-level promotions and a key Director hire.

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Local Climate Action Planning During a Pandemic: The Challenges and Opportunities

Just one of the myriad ways the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has disrupted our world is its impacts on local climate action planning…

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Rincon Expands Natural and Cultural Resources Leadership Team!

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our leadership team with the addition of Alyssa Newcomb, Ken Victorino, Nichole Jordan, and Sherri Miller to our Natural and Cultural…

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Solano Transportation Authority Awarded $10.4M Grant

Solano Transportation Authority was recently awarded $10.4M in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funding to electrify their fleet and enhance electric transit services for riders…

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Accreditation

Rincon is one of the first CARB-accredited third-party verification bodies for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program.


PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, occupy a well-earned spot in headline news these days. These chemicals have been detected across the state of California in drinking water sources and based on several factors, including their…

Invasive Species - Quagga Mussels

Rincon staff have conducted monitoring in quagga mussel-infested water bodies in California, and have developed plans with academic and resource agency experts, in accordance with Fish and Game Code §2302.

2019 Central CA APA Sierra Retreat

Rincon’s planning experts will be facilitating a workshop at the 2019 Central CA APA Sierra Retreat August 23-25th.  Find out more and register by clicking on the flyer below. 

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