2018 Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2018 Leadership and Achievement Award Winners
2018 Leadership Award Winner
Leadership Awards recognize extraordinary and long-term individual commitments to the watershed. Recipients are honored at our annual Slough Celebration event.
In the history of the Columbia Slough, few (if any) individuals have had a greater impact on characterization, source control, clean-up, and monitoring of contaminated sediments than Jennifer Sutter. For more than a decade, Jennifer has been affecting positive change through regulatory leadership and overseeing millions of dollars in work toward improving the environmental conditions of the Columbia Slough. Jennifer retires in January 2018 and we are pleased to present this her with this award as she ends her prolific career at DEQ.
2018 Achievement Award Winners
Achievement Awards recognize extraordinary projects or project-related efforts. Recipients are honored at our annual Slough Celebration event.
Joe Ferguson, Alliance High School
Joe Ferguson teaches science at Alliance High School and gives his students exceptional opportunities to engage in authentic field science, in cooperation with Slough School. Joe has gone above and beyond by seeking out grants to bring more of his kids to the Slough, and by making it possible for his students to receive college credit for his classes - a huge advantage for his students who face many barriers.
Mike Ward, Rivergate Scrap Metal
Mike Ward’s work at Rivergate Scrap Metal has minimized pollutants from entering our watershed, and conserved our precious water resources with his re-use program. Mike has safeguarded the Columbia Slough by preventing stormwater from coming into contact with potential pollutants on-site and by thoroughly treating the discharged water that does drain into the Slough.
View the 2017 Leadership and Achievement Award Winner recognition videos.
View our past award winners