May 14, 2020
When we learned of the nationwide blood shortage due to COVID-19, some of the BEC Team took a trip to Vitalant – Southern Nevada, a non-profit blood bank, to help! We had a great experience, complete with awesome banter with the kind, hardworking staff!
Vitalant follows all CDC guidelines and takes precautions to protect donors and their staff; social distancing, masking up, temp checks, sanitation. We felt very safe while donating.
If you’d like to help, signing up and making appointments is super easy at www.vitalant.org. Also, if you are a fully recovered COVID-19 survivor, you can go to their site and learn how your plasma can save lives.
We’re all in this together!
March 23, 2020
In light of recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) developments throughout the state and country, BEC Environmental, Inc. would like to inform our supporters and clients that we are continuing to work in accordance with the recommendations from Nevada Health Response and the Governor’s Office. We will continue to operate in the highest capacity possible, meet deadlines as planned, and provide quality work for our clients. Our approach is to follow health care professional’s advice by practicing social distancing, holding meetings by video-conferencing, and providing technical support to our staff to work from home whenever possible. We are committed to protecting the health and welfare of our Team members, family, and friends – and we consider everyone we have the privilege to work with to be our family and friends. We are following our existing policies to protect the health and welfare of our personnel, in conjunction with new guidance and policies put forth by the state and federal government to protect our communities. People will always take precedence over profit.
We look forward to the end of this crisis, when we can proudly say we experienced, worked through, and triumphed over a disease that did test, but could not best us! Don’t forget to take care of each other!
B. Eileen Christensen, Principal
December 5, 2019
American Planners Associate – Nevada Chapter Outstanding Rural Plan – 2019
The APA-Nevada Chapter acknowledged Nevada Department of Transportation’s Interstate-11 Northern Nevada Alternatives Analysis Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Project as the Outstanding Rural Plan for 2019 at the Annual Conference in October. BEC Environmental, Inc. is proud to have supported NDOT and the rest of the team on this “generational” project. Kevin Verre was the NDOT Project Manager and the consultant team supporting him included Wood-Rodgers, CH2M Hill/Jacobs, BEC Environmental, and Broadbent and Associates.
of Interstate 11 (I-11) is to establish a high-capacity, limited-access
transportation corridor ultimately connecting Mexican ports and manufacturing
areas with Canada, traversing Nevada’s largest regional, national, and
international manufacturing and economic activity centers. The I-11 corridor
has the potential to become one of the first north-south, high-capacity routes
through the Intermountain West that could greatly improve commerce, tourism,
and international trade opportunities across the West.
of the project was to seek and incorporate public and stakeholder input and
evaluate potential community, economic, engineering, land use, and
environmental constraints and opportunities along numerous alternative
corridors from northwest Las Vegas to a logical interconnect with Interstate
The extensive public and stakeholder
involvement effort to engage each of the rural and urban communities along the
corridor was significant, covering over 1000 miles of travel and engaging
almost 700 participants.
The resulting documents will help inform the
planning and environmental processes for this critical economic conduit for
years to come.
comment: “…For me, one of the best parts was the attention given to the
concerns of those rural towns most likely to be affected by the extension of
the corridor and the additional meetings spent talking about the project and
possible implications with them and setting the stage for additional
conversations with other potentially affected jurisdictions.”
BEC is proud to be a part of the first successful cleanup
completed by the Nevada Rural Brownfields Partnership!
The FBO Building at the Tonopah airport was in disrepair and
desperate need of redevelopment. Since January 2014, Nye County has been collaborating
with BEC and many other parties to assess and redevelop this site without risk
to human health and the environment. The contaminants found on site were safely
removed and the building was demolished. A new fixed-base operations building
was constructed with clear runway views and, of course, an advanced air
On July 30, 2019, representatives from Nye County, the
Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, EPA, NDEP, the Northern Nye County Hospital District,
the Tonopah Town Board, White Pine County, Senator Rosen’s office, BEC, and
other interested members of the community all happily came together to
celebrate the cleanup.
July 13, 2019
July 13, 2019, BEC had the wonderful opportunity to attend
Shade Tree of Las Vegas Art Day!
were many donations received and very lovely, inspiring paintings created!
you to The Shade Tree for all you do to help those women, children, and their
pets in need in our community.
June 21, 2019
Join us in Los Angeles,
California for the National Brownfields Training Conference, December 11‐13,
2019, with pre‐conference programming on December 10!
The conference is set to be a
dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films
and other learning formats that are designed to provide you with case study
examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield
challenges head on. Register for the
conference and book your hotel stay now!
Learn, Network, and Explore!
For updates, check out Brownfields 2019 on twitter!