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Creek Run Hosts 10th Annual Geology and Geography Symposium

In the environmental industry, one of the biggest challenges environmental professionals face is staying current on training, continued education, and certifications.  Creek Run has developed a unique solution to this challenge.  A symposium is held at a remote location over the course of three days where employees earn necessary training credits and re-certifications. On September 5, 2016, 13 Creek Run managers and directors traveled to Portland, Oregon for the 10th Annual Creek Run Geology and Geography Symposium.  Past destinations have included Snowbird Resort, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Biloxi, Mississippi; South Haven, Michigan; French Lick, Indiana, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Creek Run employees attended an OSHA 8-hour refresher course to maintain the 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certification on Tuesday, September 6th. Guest speakers joined Creek Run staff and guests at a banquet dinner held on Tuesday evening at the Portland Hilton in which they were able to meet and get to know each other.

The 2016 symposium, held on Wednesday, September 7th,  was comprised of a wide variety of guest speakers whom presented on industry-related topics.  Dr. Ellen Hostetter spoke about early automobile landscapes.  Mr. Jerry DeGraff spoke about what it takes to effectively monitor on environmental and engineering geology projects.  Dr. Darrel Schmitz presented on salt domes along the Gulf Coast. Mr. Wayne Brew presented a biography of highways in pictures.  Dr. Scott Burns spoke about the dynamic geologic history of Mount St. Helens.  Dr. John Mylroie presented on global climate change.  Dr. Jason Lenz gave a presentation on managing people, places, and things.  The group traveled to Mount St. Helens on Thursday, September 8, 2016 and enjoyed a guided geological tour by Dr. Scott Burns.