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Northern California District
Release Date: 01/08/13
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. N-13-31

BLM's Leisyka Parrott Wins National Award for Interpretation

Leisyka Parrott, an interpretive specialist at the Bureau of Land Management’s Arcata Field Office, has received a national award for excellence in her work educating youth about the public lands.

Parrott was one of three BLM employees recognized in the agency’s 2012 “Excellence in Interpretation or Education” awards which recognize outstanding work enhancing public understanding about public lands and their natural and cultural resource values.

“Leisyka has done outstanding work coordinating our office’s Ocean Day event, a partnership with Friends of the Dunes, that annually involves nearly 1,000 school children in a cleanup and education program at the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, South Spit of Humboldt Bay,” said BLM Arcata Field Manager Lynda Roush.  “She also does outstanding work involving local youth in many other public lands events, including work centered on the California Coastal National Monument.”

Parrott is the third Arcata Field Office staffer in as many years to receive this national recognition.  Park Ranger Julie Clark was honored in 2011.  Rachel Sowards-Thompson, an interpretive specialist at the King Range National Conservation Area, received the award in 2010.

The winning BLM employees were selected by a review panel composed of BLM employees and representatives from partner organizations.   


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