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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov/
 
February 14, 2011
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (172) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 02/14/2011
Information Bulletin No. 2011-029
 
To:                   All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
                       
From:               Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships
 
Subject:           Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's 2011 “Making a Difference” 
National Volunteer Awards                                                    DD: 03/04/2011
 
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 2011 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards, which will recognize 2010 program accomplishments as well as accomplishments in a new “Lifetime Achievement” category. Nomination packages should be submitted to Shelly Fischman (Shelly_Fischman@blm.gov) of the BLM’s Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships through the State or Center Volunteer Coordinator (please see list in Attachment 1) by March 4, 2011. (If the State or Center Volunteer Coordinator is a nominee, the State 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 please visit the BLM Volunteer Program website at http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/Volunteer/Volunteer_Awards_2010.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:
Robert B. Towne                                                         Robert M. Williams
Acting Director, National Landscape Conservation     Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
    System and Community Partnerships
 
 
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Last updated: 02-16-2011