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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
May 9, 2012
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (420) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 05/11/2012
Information Bulletin No. 2012-077
 
To:                   All WO Officials, AFOs
 
From:               Director
 
Subject:           BLM's 2012 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award Winners
 
We are pleased to announce the selection of four individuals, three couples, one group, and one Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee to receive BLM’s 2012 “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 BLM nominating offices) are:
  • Catherine Leonard, Glennallen Field Office, AK
  • David Hicks,Tucson Field Office, AZ
  • East High School, Arcata Field Office, CA
  • Bill Baker, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument, CA
  • Craig and Marjorie Purdy, Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, MT
  • Pat Bruce, Black Rock Field Office, NV
  • Roland and Martha Mace, Farmington Field Office, NM– Lifetime Achievement
  • Sandra and Geoff Freethey, Moab Field Office, UT 
Martha “Marty” Dickes, Ridgecrest Field Office, CA, is the winning BLM employee.
 
Summaries of our winners’ accomplishments are attached for your information. It is noteworthy that this year, the majority of our winners are being recognized for their work to benefit NLCS units.
 
A national panel of BLM specialists and partner representatives selected the award winners from a record slate of nominees 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 24, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The BLM Washington Office will pay associated travel costs for the winners.
 
Should you have questions about this year’s volunteer awards, please contact Mary Tisdale, Chief, Division of Education, Interpretation & Partnerships, at (202) 912-7450 or Mary_Tisdale@blm.gov.   Thank you for your continued support of and enthusiasm for the BLM Volunteer Program.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                  Authenticated by:
Edwin L. Roberson                                                     Robert M. Williams
Acting, Director                                                           Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
 
 
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