Helping Kelp

What’s happening to our kelp? Millions of people and thousands of other species depend on healthy kelp forests. But these forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Kelp forests not only support marine biodiversity, they protect coastlines from storm surges, counteract ocean acidification, absorb atmospheric carbon, and play a key role in economically and culturally…

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Growing Emergency Food Access

Food for People is Humboldt County’s emergency food support organization, providing a range of services to the local communities.  The organization has outgrown its current facilities and is working with Greenway to strategically develop facilities upgrades. These upgrades need to perform key operational functions while also meeting the financial constraints and logistical requirements of the…

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Increasing Food Security and Sovereignty

The Hoopa Valley Tribe supported the re-establishment of a 15,000 sq.ft. grocery store on the tribal reservation adjacent to the northeastern edge of Humboldt County in Northern California. The site planned for renovation is a building which operated as a private regional chain grocery store for 40 years before closing in 2016. Although the store…

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Planning a Community Hub for Agricultural Business and Tourism

Redwood Acres has a vision to maintain its role as a community institution that supports agricultural and economic development – it is achieving that vision by becoming a self-sustaining operation that fills valuable needs in the community.

Greenway has supported these efforts by providing planning, research and analysis, conceptual design, cost estimating, and related assistance.

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Working Waterfront: Eureka Cold Storage Evaluation

Photo Courtesy of Ryan Filgas The City of Eureka works diligently to enhance the economic vitality of its local industries that depend on our coastal access. In particular, the City is interested in supporting the fishing industry’s need for cold storage and ice production. The commercial fishing fleet that calls the North Coast home has…

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Concept Visioning for Regional Economic Development

When Humboldt State University (HSU) needed a comprehensive concept proposal for a National Marine Research and Innovation Park (NMRIP) designed, we jumped at the chance. The NMRIP is conceived as a research and technology facility that would be located in Samoa, California, at the site of the former Freshwater Tissue Pulp Mill (see the final concept…

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Food Sovereignty: Yurok Tribe Fish Processing Feasibility

The Yurok Tribe has long sought a culturally-relevant fish processing plant to benefit tribal members and local fisheries. Working with tribal staff as well as the Yurok Economic Development Corporation, Greenway created a Basis of Design for an 8,500 sqft facility with a multi-functional commercial kitchen/food processing center. The commercial kitchen was intended to be…

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