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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
 
December 9, 2005
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (650) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 01/09/2006
Information Bulletin No. 2006-040
 
To:              All WO and Field Officials
 
From:          Group Manager, Environmental Education & Volunteers
 
Subject:       Nominations for BLM’s 2006 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards              DD: 02/17/2006
 
We cordially invite your nominations of outstanding volunteers, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Volunteer Coordinators, and/or BLM volunteer supervisors/organizers for consideration for BLM’s 2006 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards, which will recognize 2005 program accomplishments. Nomination packages should be submitted to Mary Tisdale, Manager of the BLM Environmental Education and Volunteers Group, through your State or Center Volunteer Coordinator (please see list in Attachment 1), by February 17, 2006. (If your State or Center Volunteer Coordinator is one of your nominees, you may submit his/her nomination separately and directly.) Please note that BLM nominees and private volunteers will be evaluated in two separate groups.
 
Begun in 1995, the BLM National Volunteer Awards Program acknowledges volunteers and BLM employees involved with the Volunteer Program who have made significant contributions to Bureau of Land Management programs, initiatives, and/or events. Several factors influence the selection of award recipients, including the caliber and extent of their service and the program needs they have filled. Attachment 2 provides eligibility criteria, outlines the nomination process, provides guidelines for preparation of nomination packages, and briefly describes the selection process.
 
“Making a Difference” Award winners will be selected in March, and State and Center Volunteer Coordinators will be notified of the selections shortly afterwards. Award-winning volunteers and BLM employees will be honored at a special ceremony in May in conjunction with a meeting of the BLM Field Committee. More details will be forthcoming.
 
For information on BLM’s 2005 “Making a Difference” winners, please visit the BLM Volunteer Program website at http://www.blm.gov/volunteer/news/vol_news0504.html.
 
If you have questions about BLM’s “Making a Difference” Volunteer Awards Program or the nomination process, please feel free to contact me at (202) 452-0365 or by e-mail at Mary_Tisdale@blm.gov. We look forward to learning about your outstanding volunteers.
Signed by:                                                  
Authenticated by:
Mary E. Tisdale                                          
Robert M. Williams
Group Manager                                           
Policy and Records Group,WO-560
Environmental Education & Volunteers Group
 
 
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