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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
April 3, 2009
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (172) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 04/07/2009
Information Bulletin No. 2009-063
 
To:                   All WO Officials, AFOs
 
From:               Director, Office of National Landscape Conservation System & Community
                        Partnerships
 
Subject:           2009 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award Winners Announced
 
We are pleased to announce the selection of one individual, four groups, two two-person teams, and one Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee to receive BLM’s 2009 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards for outstanding volunteer service or Volunteer Program leadership on the public lands.
 
The volunteers selected (with the locations of their volunteer work) are:
 “Nick’s Interns”: King’s Range National Conservation Area (NCA), CA; 
The Sea Ranch California Coastal Monument Task Force, The Sea Ranch, CA;
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, CO (statewide);
Joanne and Don Murray, NV (multiple BLM sites); and
Kathy & Bruce Salsbury, Lake Valley Historic Townsite, NM;
Willamette Resources and Educational Network (WREN), Eugene, OR;
Cindy Oster, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, UT.
 
Paul Tanner, Amarillo Field Office, TX, is the winning BLM employee.
 
 Summaries of our winners’ accomplishments are attached for your information.
 
A national panel of BLM and partner representatives selected the award winners from more than 60 nominations submitted by BLM State Offices. The winners were selected for their exceptional contributions to conservation and management of the public lands. We thank all of the offices that submitted nominations; as in the past, there were many great candidates deserving of recognition.
 
The winning volunteers and BLM employee winner will be honored at a special awards ceremony on May 14, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The BLM Washington Office will pay associated travel costs for the winners or, in the case of the groups, a winner representative from each.
 
Should you have questions about this year’s volunteer awards, please contact Mary Tisdale, Chief, Division of Education, Interpretation & Partnerships, at (202) 452-0365 or Mary_Tisdale@blm.gov. Thank you for your continued support of the BLM Volunteer Program.
 
 
 
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Carl Rountree                                                              Robert M. Williams
Director, Office of National Landscape                         Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
  Conservation System & Community Partnerships
 
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Last updated: 10-21-2009