Cannon Coasters take on the California Coast

San Luis Obispo-September 13, 2019—Starting September 13, our very own Loose Cannon cyclists are finishing the last leg of their impressive journey along the California Coast. The team of bicycle enthusiasts have conquered five of the six sections. The final length will bring the Coaster team to a total of 1,070 miles.

John Evans, lead Cannon Coaster, said about the feat, ”Riding along the California Coast, about 200 miles at a time, on an annual- basis has been a goal of Cannon’s Coasters goal to ride the entire length of California and then move up to Oregon! So far we have ridden from San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica, Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo, Jenner to Santa Cruz, and Santa Monica to Mexico.”

The last part of the race in also the longest! Totaling a whopping 170 miles, the ride will take place the third week in September starting at the Oregon border and finishing with a beautiful traverse through the middle of the northern California redwood forest.

Meeting challenging goals is what Cannon does best; the Coasters are already planning their next adventure in 2020 with a ride that will tour the coastal route from SLO to Santa Monica.

If you have questions, are interested in becoming a Cannon Coaster, or want to meet the team somewhere along their trip, please contact John Evans at [email protected] or (805) 544-7407.

CVWD Well Project Wins Not Just One, but Two Awards!

San Luis Obispo, August 28, 2019–Cannon’s collaborative efforts for a new well-reactivation project with Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD) led to award-winning events. The project was recently awarded ASCE’s Outstanding Project of the Year and ASCE’s LA Section Water Treatment Project of the Year. 

The result of the project was a new biological nitrate removal treatment facility and reactivation of Well No. 2. Originally built in 1922, Well No. 2 has been out of service for more than 40 years due to high nitrate levels. At the time it was taken out of service, there existed no technology that could effectively remove the nitrate out of the water in order to provide safe water solutions. CVWD decided to implement a solution that could efficiently remove nitrates using a hydrogen-based membrane biofilm reactor.

Cannon was selected by CVWD to provide construction management of the installation of the necessary facilities that would help bring Well No. 2 back to life. Cannon provided services in Construction Management and full time inspection. About Cannon’s use of technology for the project, Gary Roepke, Project Manager of the well project said “Using Procore for the construction management software allowed us to keep records of the progress of the project on a minute-by-minute basis, including photos.” David Gould (CVWD Chief Engineer) valued Cannon’s innovative work using Procore.

Cannon’s contribution to this project is an actualization of principles we hold strongly: community involvement, sustainability, innovation, and, as always–reliable and responsive solutions.

Way to Go “Loose Cannon” SLO Triathletes!

San Luis Obispo, July 28, 2019—The City of San Luis Obispo’s Parks and Recreation Department celebrated its annual triathlon for the 40th year. Our very own “Loose Cannons” were ready with their swimsuits, bike gear, and running shoes to start the race and represent the fun, active spirit of Cannon!

The short course, designed to promote completion rather than competition, encouraged novices and experienced triathletes alike to reach their personal goals while having fun. Starting at Sinsheimer Park, the SLO triathlon consisted of a half-mile pool swim, 15-mile bike ride south along Orcutt road, and a 3.1-mile run along the Railroad Recreational Trail.

Loose Cannon triathletes worked up a sweat along the course and finished strong back at the park to take advantage of the food trucks and hydration stations. A Cannon booth was set up to greet participants behind the finish line, offering an array of swag goodies like water bottles, t-shirts, and more.

Over the last 15 years, Cannon has been a proud a proud sponsor of the SLO Tri! Supporting events such as this instills Cannon’s values of community engagement and healthy lifestyles.

Another Successful Drive-Thru BBQ!

San Luis Obispo, California, July 24, 2019 – Cannon’s 9th Annual Well Worth it Drive-Thru BBQ = Success!

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the grills were hot as Cannon’s Well Worth it Crew began prepping tri-tip bright and early in the morning.  The crew packed a total of 400 dinners of buttered bread, Caesar salads, smoky beans, and complete with delicious cookies. Ticket holders were thrilled to drive right in and pick up their dinners from friendly staff and volunteers.

We’d like to acknowledge the helpers who made this possible: A big shout out to Popolo Catering for helping us with a great deal on black angus tri tip and for making the scrumptious beans. And to Grocery Outlet, for providing a discounted rate on salad, we thank you! An extra big thank you to Farb’s Bakery for donating the bread, and to Cowboy Cookie, who donated 3,000 cookies for the cause!

We are pleased to share that helping others was an achievable goal for the participants of the Well Worth it Campaign: a total of 50 dinners were donated to local families and 20 dinners were donated to our community’s veterans. Way to go!

A shout out to our volunteers, local community members, Cannon employees, and the Enterprise team who helped out on the big day. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Finally, the biggest thank you to all of our participants who donated, purchased dinners, and volunteered your time for the 2019 Well Worth it BBQ Drive Thru. Your hard work and contributions were a crucial factor in Cannon’s important effort towards providing sustainable solutions for the global water crisis. Proceeds from the 2019 Well-Worth It Campaign will be going towards creating clean water projects in Asia, Africa, and around the globe.

BBQ-ing For Good

San Luis Obispo, California, July 23, 2019 – Back again for the ninth year, Cannon is heating the grill to get ready for our annual Well Worth it Campaign. This highly anticipated event is a charitable effort to raise funds for building projects that bring clean water to those in need all around the globe. The Well Worth It Drive-Thru BBQ happens on July 24, 2019 at 1050 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo. Be sure to purchase a ticket and drive on through from 4:00-6:00pm to pick up your dinner. Your contribution helps provide new water wells for needy communities throughout Africa and Asia.

With a purchase of A 50$ ticket, dinner includes an entire barbequed tri-tip, beans, salad, bread and Cowboy cookies. A dinner this size feeds 4-5 people, so come hungry!

Can’t make it on the big day? From Paso Robles to Santa Maria, Cannon delivery drivers are available to bring a delicious BBQ dinner straight to your door! Be sure to let us know at the time you purchase your ticket if you’d like it delivered.

Are you hungry to help others? Let us know! You can purchase a ticket to donate a dinner to local families or veterans in need through Cannon’s partnership with CAPSLO and the Veteran’s Center. In previous years, your contributions have brought meals to more than 225 local families and veterans.

Cannons Well Worth It Campaign has raised more than $120,000 in funds, helping build over 35 clean water wells all over the globe. As engineers, planners, and surveyors, it’s our job to help find solutions to problems and raise awareness about the worldwide water crisis. Cannon strives to combine our efforts to help provide drinkable water to our global neighbors.

If you’d like to be a part of the cause you can volunteer or even make a direct donation. Contact us and sign up!