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EWRG November Meeting Announcement

DATE:    Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
PLACE:  Hawthorne Lucky Lab Brew Pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd
TIME:     11:30 a.m. Networking, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Presentation
SPEAKER:  Leonard Rydell, PE, PLS, WRE
TOPIC:  Riverbend Landfill: A Historical Perspective


Waste Management has submitted an application for a 29-acre expansion of the Riverbend Landfill. Oregon DEQ is currently reviewing the application documents: http://www.deq.state.or.us/nwr/RiverbendLandfill.htm. This polarizing topic has garnered much public interest from environmental activists who oppose the expansion of the landfill. Leonard’s presentation will address the history of the Riverbend Landfill; he will review environmental questions our profession asks when permitting a landfill site, focusing on the engineering and design questions related to this project including floodplain risk and seismic design.

riverbend landfill

Leonard Rydell is a registered professional engineer in Oregon and Washington, a Professional Land Surveyor and a Water Rights Examiner in Oregon. He began practicing in 1975 providing engineering, surveying and water rights examiner services. Mr. Rydell is a native Oregonian who grew up in Grand Ronde and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1968.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Greater Yamhill Watershed Council, and the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon.  He was chairman of the board of the Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon in 1988 and is presently Secretary of both the Yamhill Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association and the Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund.