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What we've been up to

For over two decades, Veda has worked with clients to protect the environment through policy, communications and education. The results speak for themselves.

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Veda is a leader in designing innovative outreach and engagement strategies that result in understanding and buy-in for public programs and practices that reduce stormwater impacts.

Veda staff have robust science and policy expertise that helps advance recovery and protection of species at risk.

Veda is the Lead Coordinator for the Oil Spill Task Force, a multi-state and transboundary oil spill prevention, prepardness and response organization working across the West Coast and Canada.

Veda helps clients navigate the complicated process of identifying, protecting and restoring habitat.  Our work includes working with municipalities and counties with public outreach, meeting facilitation and stakeholder engagement aimed at protecting and restoring wetlands, watersheds, city parks and shorelines.

Veda helps clients succeed in large-scale clean-up projects by skillfully engaging and communicating with affected local communities and stakeholders.  Our extensive experience with building and facilitating public engagement programs helps affected communities understand the impacts of reparations on their daily lives and neighborhoods.

Veda empowers clients to proactively confront the numerous challenges and uncertainties posed by climate change.  We work with public, private, and non-profit entities to develop and implement sustainability plans, strategic plans, and climate action plans so they can thrive and succeed in the decades and centuries to come.

Our trainings and one-on-one coaching are based on over two decades of experience of simplifying the message. We can help you convey technical information in a straightforward and comprehensive way, giving your project an opportunity for greater impact. We offer 1-, 2- and 3-day sessions custom designed to your organization’s unique needs and circumstances.

Our trainings and one-on-one coaching are based on over two decades of experience of simplifying the message. We can help you convey technical information in a straightforward and comprehensive way, giving your project an opportunity for greater impact. We offer 1-, 2- and 3-day sessions custom designed to your organization’s unique needs and circumstances.

Our trainings and one-on-one coaching are based on over two decades of experience of simplifying the message. We can help you convey technical information in a straightforward and comprehensive way, giving your project an opportunity for greater impact. We offer 1-, 2- and 3-day sessions custom designed to your organization’s unique needs and circumstances.

We guide public, private, tribal and non-profit organizations through thoughtful, engaging, and fun planning processes that build relationships and advance important efforts

We help build public outreach processes and products that engage citizens and businesses so that projects have the public’s support and buy-in right from the beginning.

Successful meetings, workshops and events rarely happen by chance. Our professional team of facilitators helps ensure success through careful research, planning and design. From there, we bring our well-oiled facilitation skills to guide group conversations and efforts that achieve consensus on priority actions to move important issues forward.

Our trainings and one-on-one coaching are based on over two decades of experience of simplifying the message. We can help you convey technical information in a straightforward and comprehensive way, giving your project an opportunity for greater impact. We offer 1-, 2- and 3-day sessions custom designed to your organization’s unique needs and circumstances. Download the Trainings We Offer or see an Overview.

Developing a robust and sustainable Strategic Plan for the San Juan Preservation Trust

CLIENT: San Juan Preservation Trust

YEAR: 2018-2019

SERVICES: Strategic Planning, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Climate Change and Sustainability

Cleaning up a legacy of pollutants in Seattle's neighborhoods

CLIENT: Seattle City Light

YEAR: 2016 - present

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement, Public Outreach

EXPERTISE: Clean-up of Contaminated Sites

Stakeholder Engagement Training

CLIENT: Coastal Training Program

YEAR: 2018

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement, Training

Helping protect Puget Sound Nearshore through strategic planning

CLIENT: WA Dept of Fish and Wildlife

YEAR: 2018

SERVICES: Strategic Planning, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Species at Risk, Habitat Protection and Restoration, Climate Change and Sustainability

Washington Association of Conservation Districts Facilitation

CLIENT: Washington Association of Conservation Districts

YEAR: 2018

SERVICES: Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Climate Change and Sustainability

Science Communication Training

CLIENT: Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

YEAR: 2018

SERVICES: Science Communication, Training

Helping advance the work of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts

CLIENT: Washington Association of Conservation Districts

YEAR: 2017

SERVICES: Strategic Planning, Facilitation

Doing our part to help recover the Southern Residents

CLIENT: San Juan Marine Resources Committee

YEAR: 2017

SERVICES: Workshop Planning, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Species at Risk

Adjacent Streets Cleanup and Stormwater Management

CLIENT: Seattle City Light

YEAR: 2017

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement, Public Outreach

EXPERTISE: Stormwater Management and Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Clean-up of Contaminated Sites

Training and certifying designers and contractors in sustainable landscaping practices to reduce impacts to Lake Whatcom

CLIENT: City of Bellingham

YEAR: 2016-2017

SERVICES: Science Communication, Training

EXPERTISE: Climate Change and Sustainability

Training: risk communications, stakeholder engagement and science communications

CLIENT: International Oil Spill Conference

YEAR: 2017

SERVICES: Training

Establishing a no-discharge zone for Puget Sound

CLIENT: Washington Department of Ecology

YEAR: 2012-2013

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response

The legacy of Seattle’s electricity network – removing old transformer stations

CLIENT: Seattle Public Utilities

YEAR: 2015-present

SERVICES: Public Outreach

EXPERTISE: Clean-up of Contaminated Sites

Reducing electronic waste in Washington: Ecology’s E-Waste Program

CLIENT: Washington Department of Ecology

YEAR: 2009-2015

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement

Creating Washington’s first community forest in the Teanaway River Watershed

CLIENT: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Washington Department of Natural Resources

YEAR: 2015-2016

SERVICES: Facilitation

Cleaning up and restoring the Duwamish River and South Park Neighborhood

CLIENT: Seattle City Light and Port of Seattle

YEAR: 2014-2017

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement, Public Outreach

EXPERTISE: Habitat Protection and Restoration, Clean-up of Contaminated Sites

Protecting the West Coast from Oil Spills

CLIENT: Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force

YEAR: 2012 - present

SERVICES: Workshop Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategic Planning, Public Outreach, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Protecting Seattle's waterways with raingardens

CLIENT: City of Seattle and King County

YEAR: 2012-present

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement, Public Outreach

EXPERTISE: Stormwater Management and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Training the oil spill prevention and response community to communicate with and engage stakeholders

CLIENT: Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force and Clean Pacific Conference

YEAR: 2015

SERVICES: Science Communication, Training

EXPERTISE: Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Training stormwater professionals to design, install and maintain Low Impact Development (LID) facilities

CLIENT: Washington State Department of Ecology and Washington Stormwater Center

YEAR: 2008-present

SERVICES: Science Communication, Training

EXPERTISE: Stormwater Management and Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Protecting and restoring habitat in the City of Bellingham

CLIENT: City of Bellingham

YEAR: 2012-2016

SERVICES: Workshop Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Public Outreach, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Habitat Protection and Restoration

Resolving landowner conflicts in the upper Skagit River basin: managing the North Cascades elk herd

CLIENT: Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

YEAR: 2013-2016

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Species at Risk

Leque Island Alternatives Analysis: engaging citizens to recover salmon in the Skagit River Delta

CLIENT: Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife

YEAR: 2013-2016

SERVICES: Stakeholder Engagement, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Species at Risk, Habitat Protection and Restoration

Northwest Straits Commission Annual Retreat

CLIENT: Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative

YEAR: Annually: 2014 to present

SERVICES: Facilitation

Engaging Puget Sound communities in oil spill preparedness and response

CLIENT: Northwest Straits Foundation

YEAR: 2014 - 2015

SERVICES: Workshop Planning, Public Outreach, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Identifying Barriers and Incentives to Reducing Shoreline Armoring

CLIENT: Island County

YEAR: 2015 - 2016

SERVICES: Strategic Planning, Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Habitat Protection and Restoration

Nooksack River Watershed (WRIA 1) Planning Unit Coordination

CLIENT: Whatcom County Public Works

YEAR: 2015-2016

SERVICES: Facilitation

Reducing Small Spills: Coordinating the Pacific Oil Spill Prevention Education Team (POSPET)

CLIENT: Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force

YEAR: 2012-present

SERVICES: Facilitation

EXPERTISE: Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Veda was extremely helpful in translating the complex science of the project into comprehensible language.

- Ron Shultz, Director of Policy & Inter Governmental Relations, Washington Conservation Commission