Emery Bayley – Brownfields Manager

Where are you from?: I am a Seattle native.

What were you doing before you came to ECOSS?: I joined ECOSS in 1999 after a dozen years as a project manager in the environmental contracting industry and 20 years as a geologist working in North America and the western Pacific for an international mining company. I’m a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) and a graduate of Colorado College and holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from the University of Washington.

What do you do day-to-day at work?:
I assist with the successful redevelopment and reuse of a number of contaminated sites around Puget Sound.

What has been your favorite/most rewarding project to work on at ECOSS?: Some of my favorites over the years include:

  • The Rainier Court Residential Development—a 2005 Phoenix Brownfields Award Winner for EPA Region 10
  • Despi’s Delite Bakery a former dry cleaner on Beacon Hill in Seattle
  • Northwest Chemical—a former chemial plant in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood that is now a manufacturer of concrete retaining wall systems.
  • Advance Electroplating—a former plating facility in south Seattle that now is home to a variety of small businesses
  • Chubby & Tubby—an historic gas station in Seattle’s Rainer Valley slated to be redeveloped as affordable housing and commercial
  • Perovich property—a former gas station in Georgetown being redeveloped as a community center

If you could change one thing about Seattle, what would it be?: The politics.

What do you like to do outside the office?: Collecting and tumbling agates and backpacking in the Cascade

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  1. Hi Em!
    What great luck for me to find your sites. Your work is wonderful.
    Larry has some similar puzzles to solve at SUNY Stony Brook. Of course ground water here on Long Island is a challenge, so is permitting for wetlands. As for the Gowanus Canal versus the Duwamish: we could go on all night. Bubbles.
    I recently quit our local architecture review board because sneaky politics were worming their way in. But I would also have questions for you regarding new sustainable building materials versus in-kind restoration of historic buildings. (We’re very OC about this stuff. Costumed house tours and such.)
    So why was I cruising the internet tonight? Weird but true: I lost Kathie Pratt’s contact info and thought you might have it. Now, with my Chesapeake Bay Retrievers helping me reshuffle my files, we’ve found a clue as to how to get ahold of her. And meanwhile best news of all, here’s Boody! Yea! Reply if you have time, with more about you.

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