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2024 Spring Surveys

Spring is around the corner and now is the time to prepare for biological surveys to ensure your project stays on track! Rincon biologists hold Federal 10(a)(1)(A) and State permits and have specific…
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Three New Principals Expanding Rincon’s Cultural Resources Leadership!

We are triple excited to announce three new Principals for our growing Cultural Resources group! This new leadership team serves to expand Rincon’s capabilities within…

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Rincon’s Newly Established Maritime Archaeology Services

Rincon’s Maritime Archaeology Services brings together decades of collective experience from our Cultural and Marine Resources groups to provide the support and knowledge…
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How Rincon Continues to Support 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake Cleanup Efforts Nearly a Century Later

Rincon’s site assessment and remediation experts continue working with the City of Santa Barbara to identify…
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Due Soon: Applications for CAL FIRE’s Annual Fire Prevention Grants Program

This program is an immense opportunity to further the progress communities are making in mitigating wildfire risk and the Rincon Consultants team is here to help.
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Rincon Welcomes Director of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Norm Ponferrada

Norm Ponferrada joins Rincon with 17 years of experience with California’s fish species and aquatic habitats. He will be leading the development of Rincon’s fisheries…

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Announcing Rincon's Principal-Level Promotions

We are thrilled to announce our newly promoted leaders at the Principal-level! These individuals have demonstrated outstanding dedication, expertise, and leadership within our firm…
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Rincon's New UAS Drone Pilots

We are excited to announce that GIS team members Gina Gerlich, Emily Gaston, and Chris Jackson-Jordan recently passed their exam to become Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Drone Pilots!
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Rincon Welcomes New Climate Adaptation & Resilience Specialist

Rincon welcomes Frederico Scarelli, PhD as new Climate Adaptation & Resilience Specialist. He has over 12 years of experience designing, planning, and executing nature-based…

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Rincon Welcomes New Director of Noise, Air Quality, & Greenhouse Gas

Welcome to the Rincon team, Josh Carman, INCE-USA! Josh joins us with over 20 years of experience in the field of acoustics and air quality and has participated in the environmental review…

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Join Rincon at the ACWA 2022 Fall Conference

Our team is excited to be attending, exhibiting, and hosting a panel discussion at the ACWA 2022 Fall Conference & Exhibition in Indian Wells, CA from Nov. 29 – Dec. 1!
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Congratulations to Rincon’s New Vice Presidents of Natural Resources!

We are excited to announce the promotions of Sherri Miller and David Daitch, PhD to Vice Presidents of Natural Resources.

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Rincon at the 2022 AEP Conference in Yosemite

We are excited to attend and sponsor the California Association of Environmental Professionals 2022 State Conference in Yosemite, April 10th through the 13th…

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Pile Burning with Ventura County Prescribed Burn Association

Rincon recently participated in a two-day Pile Burning workshop hosted by the Ventura County Prescribed Burn Association
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Rincon Welcomes New Director of Natural Resources, Alex Hunt!

Alex Hunt recently joined the Rincon team as our new Director of Natural Resources! Alex joins us with 12 years of experience working on complex environmental projects…
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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…

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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…

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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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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.

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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)…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Groundwater Sustainability Planning and Implementation Services

Groundwater management in California has reached a critical stage and is facing significant challenges due to a variety of factors including intense drought cycles…

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Rincon Celebrates Director-Level Promotions

We are thrilled to formally announce the promotion of our team members to Director level! Their remarkable accomplishments throughout their journey with Rincon make us immensely proud..

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Join Rincon at the 2023 LACBA Environmental Fall Symposium

Our team is excited to dive into topics surrounding wind energy, CARB’s Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) Program, Prop 65, and much more. Be sure to drop by our booth…
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Rincon Welcomes New Principal of Transportation Environmental Planning

Kim Avila lead the development of Rincon’s Southern California transportation program and support the Northern California transportation program in coordination with …
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Rincon Attending the 2023 Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit

The Rinconteam is attending the 2023 Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit, “Challenge of Change,” …

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Rincon Welcomes Senior Principal of Environmental Planning, Wendy Worthey!

We are excited to welcome Wendy Worthey to the Rincon team as our new Senior Principal of Environmental Planning! Wendy joins us…
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Announcing Rincon's Director-Level Promotions

It is with great excitement that we formally introduce the following team members recently promoted to the Director level!
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Rincon Leads Coastal Walkabout Demonstration for Sea Level Rise in Carlsbad

Rincon recently developed and led an interactive walkabout for APA members to learn about local efforts and project…

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Two Rincon Projects Receive 2022 California AEP & APA Awards

The California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) and the American Planning Association California Chapter (APA) recently announced the 2022 winners…

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CAPDash: Accelerating Climate Action Plan Implementation

We’ve developed CAPDash, a customizable, web-based dashboard that helps our clients accomplish CAP measure tracking, transparent data visualization, and communication with stakeholders.

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Rincon Promotes Monica Guzman-Waight to Director of Marketing & Communications

Congratulations to Monica Guzman-Waight on her recent promotion to Director of Marketing and Communications! Monica has over 15 years…

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Rincon Welcomes Jennifer Jacobus, PhD, to Lead Water Team

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jennifer Jacobus, Rincon’s new Director of Water Planning and Sustainability…

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Rincon Welcomes New Director of Community Planning

Rincon Welcomes John Moreland, AICP! John has over 17 years of experience in the public and private sectors, from managing comprehensive Specific Plans…

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Rincon's 2021 Charity Drive

This year, Rincon Consultants, Inc. will be matching staff donations up to $10,000 to the Center for Community Change Action and the California Association of Food Banks…

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Rincon Welcomes Controller, Holly Newman

Welcome to the Rincon team, Holly Newman! Holly has over 15 years of experience providing financial management and leadership to a firm experiencing rapid growth in revenue, staff, and geography…

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Welcome Rincon's New Director of Water Resources Planning, Rosalyn Prickett!

Rosalyn joins us with over 23 years of experience in leading water resources management programs and environmental compliance for water supply…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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.

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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…

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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!

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PFAS

PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, occupy a well-earned spot in headline news these days…

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Rincon Awarded Organizational Membership with the AAUS!

Rincon’s Marine Resources Program team is thrilled to announce that we are now an Organizational Member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS)…

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Summer 2024 Internship Program

Rincon has an exciting opportunity for you to gain valuable career experience! We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2024 internship program…
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Commemorating GivingTuesday with Rincon’s 7th Annual Charity Drive

For Rincon’s 7th Annual Charity Drive and in the spirit of GivingTuesday, we will be matching staff donations up to $25,000 benefiting a brand-new REACH scholarship…
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Join Rincon at the 2023 California Wildfire Conference

The Rincon Consultants team is attending the 2023 California Wildfire Conference on October 24th-26th at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California…
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Join Rincon at the 2023 Focus on the Future Conference!

Visit Booth #117 to meet our dynamic sustainability and transportation professionals: Linda Hunter, Shannon Carmack, and Kim Avila. We are excited to reconnect with …
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Rincon at the 6th Annual Western Groundwater Congress

Rincon is thrilled to participate in the 6th Annual Western Groundwater Congress: the Future of Groundwater is YOU, presented by the Groundwater Resources Association of California from Sep. 12 – Sep. 14, 2023, in Burbank!

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Join Rincon at the 2023 APA California Conference

The Rincon Consultants, Inc. team is ramping up to attend the American Planning Association’s (APA’s) 2023 California Conference: “Planning at the Crossroads” from …

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Zero-Emission Vehicle Planning

Rincon’s team of experts, knowledgeable on the latest California legislation driving the adoption of ZEVs, will help water agencies effectively prepare for compliance with ZEV adoption…
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Rincon at the 2023 California Adaptation Forum

Rincon’s Sustainability team is looking forward to joining hundreds of leaders at the 2023 California Adaptation Forum…

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National Safety Month: Rincon’s Approach to Safety

June is National Safety Month and serves as an opportunity to increase our awareness of safety at work, home, and within our…
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Two Rincon Projects Honored with APWA Ventura County Project of the Year Awards

We are excited to announce that Rincon has brought home TWO awards! The American Public Works Association (APWA) Ventura County Chapter…
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Rincon at ACWA 2023 Spring Conference & Expo

Next week, the Rincon Water Team is heading to Monterey, California for the 2023 ACWA Spring Conference & Expo!
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Rincon Selected to Present at National Monitoring Conference

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is excited to have our team attend and present at the 13th National Monitoring Conference hosted by the National Water Quality Monitoring Council…

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Rincon Projects Honored with Three Awards from 2023 AEP Award Program

We are pleased to announce that three Rincon projects brought home awards from the California Association of Environmental Professionals 2023 Award program…
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Rincon Receives Two 2022 Business Achievement Awards

Rincon has been honored with two 2022 Business Achievement Awards from the Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) and Environmental Business Journal (EBJ)…
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Renewables Projected to Soon Be One-Fourth of US Electricity Generation

Rincon Consultants, Inc. has been a proud supporter of our renewable energy clients over the past 15 years, solving environmental…
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Rincon Selected to Participate in the 2023 Water Leaders Class

Rincon is delighted to announce that, after a competitive selection process, Amanda Antonelli, MESM, Senior Environmental Planner, has been to participate in…
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Rincon's 2022 Charity Drive

We are proudly continuing the tradition of giving and will be matching staff donations of up to $25,000 to benefit the Rincon Environment and Climate Heroes (REACH) Scholarship…
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Rincon at the ACWA 2022 Spring Conference & Exhibition

Rincon is thrilled to be attending and exhibiting at the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) 2022 Spring Conference & Exhibition in Sacramento…

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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 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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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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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…

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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.