|WDFW Asst. Wildlife Manager Anna Sample, Ramona & Rodger Wallace, and WDFW Wildlife Area Manager |
Daren Hauswald (left to right)
Volunteer of the Year - Rodger Wallace
Rodger does not limit himself to only helping out on the Mt. St. Helens Wildlife Area. He also helps coordinate work parties on the Asotin and Oak Creek Wildlife Areas, enhancing and protecting elk habitat across the state. Rodger and his wife Ramona, who is often by his side during the volunteer events, are life members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and serve on the State Resource Committee for the organization. They also help out at many of the Elk Foundation fundraising banquets on the west side of the state, spending several weekends in a row on the road helping to raise money to protect wildlife habitat in Washington and across the country. Much of the money raised at these events comes to WDFW through grants funded by the Elk Foundation to improve elk habitat.
Rodger we want to thank you for your countless hours of hard work and dedication in helping to enhance and protect natural resources across the state. Once again thank you for your stewardship and a job well done.