On September 16, 2017 the City of Salem and Travel Salem awarded the North Santiam Watershed Council the first annual Salem’s River 2 Ridge Ripple Effect Award which celebrates organizations that conduct environment and community work that enhances the future of Salem, Marion and Polk counties natural assets.
•Display leadership in environmental protection/awareness/clean- up/sustainability
•Demonstrate good environmental and sustainability practice
•Educates and develops future environmental stewards
•Collaborates with community members and groups to increase magnitude of the scope of work.