U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
February 9, 2009
In Reply Refer To:
1114, 1115 (172) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/12/2009
Information Bulletin No. 2009-043
To: All WO and Field Officials
From: Director, Office of the National Landscape Conservation System & Community Partnerships
Subject: Nominations for BLM's 2009 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards
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 2009 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards, which will recognize 2008 program accomplishments. Nomination packages should be submitted to Betsy Wooster (firstname.lastname@example.org), Education & Volunteer Specialist in BLM’s Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships, through your State or Center Volunteer Coordinator (please see list in Attachment 1), by March 6, 2009. (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. Their BLM nominators and 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 Washington, D.C. Additional details will be provided to winners and their BLM contacts well in advance.
For information on past BLM “Making a Difference” winners, please visit the BLM Volunteer website at
If you have questions about BLM’s “Making a Difference” Volunteer Awards Program or the nomination process, please feel free to contact Mary Tisdale 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:
Carl Rountree Robert M. Williams
Director Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Office of the National Landscape Conservation
System & Community Partnerships
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