Project Description

Maren Hancock, PE

Water Resources Engineer, Regional Director

From “mucking about” in Minnesota’s many lakes and rivers as a child and competitively swimming through college, to studying water resources engineering and dedicating her career to restoration work, water has always been a key part of Maren’s life.

Raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Maren joined Inter-Fluve’s St. Paul office in 2018 after working for 6+ years throughout New England on projects that involved dam removals, fish passage, salt marsh restoration, wetland restoration and stormwater management.

Dam removal projects are at the top of her list though. “Removing man-made infrastructure and restoring a natural system can have so many beneficial impacts, for native species as well as for human populations,” she says. “This kind of work is very rewarding to me.”

Her work at Inter-Fluve is focused on hydrology, hydraulics and project management. Current projects include a restoration project along a straightened section of the Big Sioux River in South Dakota and a dam removal and channel remeander project in Arden Park along Minnesota’s Minnehaha River.

In her free time Maren can be found hiking, kayaking, trying to concoct the perfect fish taco and veggie burger recipes, or working on her house with her husband and their two cats (who are only interested in the fish taco activity). Weekends often revolve around time on the rivers and lakes she works on during the week.