Walker Emulsions Receives Watershed Council Award

Accepting Award

Steve Brown, Operations Manager & Larry Sinnige, General Manager accept award on behalf of the Walker Emulsions team.

On May 21, 2015 representatives from Walker Emulsions (Oregon) were on hand to receive the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) “Riffle” Award for their outstanding contribution to the restoration and stewardship of the Johnson Creek.

Johnson Creek remains an important home for a number of threatened and native fish and wildlife, including steelhead and cutthroat trout, coho and Chinook salmon, as well as red-legged frog, painted turtles, salamanders, pileated woodpeckers, and great blue herons.

The creek faces problems common to other urban creeks such as flooding, erosion and pollution. Staff members from Walker Emulsions volunteer their time each year to plant shrubs and also walk along the creek collecting trash to aid in the cleanup efforts. Since the beginning of their involvement, Walker Emulsions volunteers have planted 300 shrubs and this year alone the crew removed 500lbs of trash from the creek.

The JCWC “Riffle” Awards are presented each year to individuals and groups whose actions best exemplify and support the mission of the Council to promote restoration and stewardship of a healthy Johnson Creek Watershed through sound science and community engagement.

Tree planting crew

Walker Emulsions volunteer planting crew

Awards took place at the 20th Anniversary Celebration held at the iconic Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA.

To learn more about the council and Johnson Creek, visit jcwc.org