BLM Presents 2014 “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards
The BLM today presented its prestigious “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards for outstanding volunteer service or volunteer leadership in 2013 on BLM-managed lands. (Read the press release.)
The annual “Making a Difference” Award recognizes exceptional volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours improving the public lands. Their work ranges from trail repairs, providing environmental education and visitor services to monitoring and habitat restoration.
The volunteers selected for this year’s awards include:
•Mark Kreider (Outstanding Youth), Anchorage District Office, Alaska;
•Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy (Outstanding Youth), Jupiter Inlet Outstanding Natural Area, Florida;
•Stan Shaw (Outstanding Achievement), Yuma Field Office, Arizona;
•Dr. Jack Hailman (Outstanding Achievement), Jupiter Inlet Outstanding Natural Area, Florida;
•Verna Pratt (Lifetime Achievement), Campbell Creek Science Center, Alaska;
•Mark Hesse (Lifetime Achievement—posthumous), Monticello Field Office, Utah;
•Floyd and Opal Jensen (Lifetime Achievement), Salem District Office, Oregon; and
•Friends of Pompeys Pillar (Lifetime Achievement), Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Montana.
Rob Sweeten, Utah State Office, is the winning BLM employee.
Click an awardee’s name to view photos and a full story. Visit the BLM’s My Public Lands Flickr to view a photo album of awardees. #BLMproud