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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
 
May 6, 2013
 
In Reply Refer To:
1114 (420) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 05/06/2013
Information Bulletin No. 2013-067
 
To:                   All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
 
From:               Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships
 
Subject:           BLM’s 2013 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Award Winners
 
We are pleased to announce the selection of four individuals, one couple, one group, and one Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee to receive the BLM’s 2013 “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:
  • Linda and Ray Panter, Central Yukon Field Office, AK, Standard Award
  • Joshua Barlow,Price Field Office, UT, Standard Award
  • Upper Ridge Wilderness Association, Redding Field Office, CA, Lifetime Achievement
  • Illa Willmore, Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, MT, Lifetime Achievement
  • Annette Froehlich, Las Cruces District Office, NM, Lifetime Achievement
  • PAT WILLIAMS, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, NV, Milestone Award
  • Warren J. Trogden, Sr., Challis Field Office, ID, is the winning BLM employee
Summaries of our winners’ accomplishments are attached for your information. A national panel of BLM specialists and partner representatives selected the award winners from a record slate of 49 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 during a special awards ceremony on May 23, 2013, to be held via video teleconference.

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 MTisdale@blm.gov.   Thank you for your continued support of and enthusiasm for the BLM Volunteer Program.

 
 
Signed by:                                                       Authenticated by:
Carl Rountree                                                  Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director, National Landscape             Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
Conservation System and Community
 Partnerships 
 
 
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