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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov/
February 12, 2010
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (172) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/17/2010
Information Bulletin No. 2010-036
 
To:                   All WO Officials, AFOs
 
From:               Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships
 
Subject:           Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's 2010 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards                                               DD: 03/05/2010
 
We cordially invite your nominations of outstanding volunteers, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Volunteer Coordinators, and/or BLM volunteer supervisors/organizers for consideration for the BLM’s 2010 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards, which will recognize 2009 program accomplishments. Nomination packages should be submitted to Shelly Fischman (Shelly_Fischman@blm.gov) of the BLM’s Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships through your State or Center Volunteer Coordinator (please see list in Attachment 1) by March 5, 2010. (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 BLM programs, initiatives, projects, 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 last year’s BLM “Making a Difference” winners and Secretary of the Interior Salazar’s participation in the awards ceremony, please visit the BLM Volunteer Program website at http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/Volunteer/Volunteer_Awards_2009.html.
  
If you have questions about the BLM’s “Making a Difference” Volunteer Awards Program or the nomination process, please feel free to contact Shelly Fischman at (202) 912-7453 or Shelly_Fischman@blm.gov.  We look forward to learning about your outstanding volunteers.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Carl Rountree                                                              Robert M. Williams
Director, National Landscape Conservation                 Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
    System and Community Partnerships
 
 
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Last updated: 02-18-2010