Ms. Hedges jointly developed with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency a ‘Groundwater Strategy’ that established the roadmap for groundwater monitoring, protection and cleanup at the Hanford site. During her tenure as Ecology’s Program Manager significant cleanup progress was achieved and long term schedules were agreed to for future work.
Ms. Hedges has worked with diverse communities including potentially responsible parties, governments, tribes, special interest groups and the public to build cooperation and understanding of complex environmental issues and challenges through open transparent communication. During her state career, Ms. Hedges was appointed by two successive Washington Governors to represent the state on two national boards. She was also appointed by the Secretary of Energy to serve on the Environmental Management Advisory Board which provides independent and external advice, information and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management.