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In October, our Raleigh team joined the City of Raleigh’s Fall Foster-a-Stream clean-up, sponsored by the Stormwater Management Division of the Public Works Department. Our team cleaned up litter from a portion of Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Trail in Southeast Raleigh. At the end of the day, volunteers had removed 82 bags of trash, 2 bikes, 10 tires, and a heap of other items from the targeted area.

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On behalf of our clients, Freese and Nichols made a Thanksgiving donation to Badges Supporting Fallen Officers’ Families to support survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Freese and Nichols makes a donation to an organization in clients' honor each year. The annual contributions serve as a tangible way to give thanks to our valued partners.

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Thanks to generous donations from the Fort Worth office, Freese and Nichols' 15th Canstruction team was able to participate in the yearly build-out, attempting to construct a Texas-themed hot air balloon. The competition took place at the State Fair of Texas in the Science Building at Fair Park. The canned food used to build the entry was donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank following the competition. Canstruction is a worldwide charity committed to hunger relief through Can-Sculpture competitions.

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A team of 27 Freese and Nichols employees and their family members flooded the banks of the Trinity River early on Saturday, Sept. 19 for the 24th Annual Trinity River Trash Bash, hosted by Tarrant Regional Water District. Our volunteers, equipped with gloves, grabbers and generous spirits, collected trash along the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. Thank you to James Johnson, Transmission and Utilities, Fort Worth, who organized our office participation.

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Water Resources Engineer Grady Hillhouse​ wrote an article and project tutorial for Make: magazine on building a Kite Aerial Photography rig. In the article he details steps to make a kite, rig up a camera and take photos from above, using minimal resources. 

This is not Grady's first taste of Internet fame. His

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CFO Cindy Milrany handed off items collected for the March of Dimes Baby Shower in August.

Since Freese and Nichols’ 110th anniversary in 2004, we have asked employees to log their comm​unity service hours, with an annual hourly goal equivalent to the anniversary year. For all employees who reached that goal, Freese and Nichols made a matching donation to the organizations of their choice. Starting this year, the annual goal is set at 100 hours, and the donations will...

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When third-graders at Fort Worth Academy (FWA) started organizing the annual Egg Drop project for fifth-graders, they dreamed bigger and higher than ever before. They wanted to involve drones in the event, and asked for help from Electrical Engineer Dan Koss in December 2014.

The ambitious third-graders "hired" Dan as an engineering consultant, and he reached out to the...

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Liza​nne Douglas, Treatment Transportation & Utilities, Houston, organized a Young Professionals Buffalo Bayou Clean-up as part of the Young Professionals Southeast Texas Section AWWA​ branch. Volunteers helped clean up a park after heavy...

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