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Nominate your Volunteer Hero today! DNR taking nominations for Commissioner of Public Lands’ award


September 13, 2013

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now taking applications for the 2013 Volunteer Hero Award. The Commissioner of Public Lands’ Volunteer Hero Award was created in 2012 to honor outstanding volunteers who dedicate their time, effort, and passion to state trust lands. This award not only recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has shown tireless commitment, but it also celebrates all of DNR’s valuable volunteers.

Who: Washington State Department of Natural Resources

What: Volunteer Hero Award. To nominate a volunteer, please download and fill out the

nomination form. Follow submission instructions on the form.

When: Accepting nominations until October 1.

This is your chance to nominate a volunteer who has perhaps spent countless hours battling blackberries and scotch broom from overtaking trails and other natural areas, or maybe an individual who spends weekend after weekend volunteering for the Forest Watch Program.

Honoring volunteers across Washington State

Volunteers play a key role in the success of many DNR programs, including the Recreation and Natural Areas program. DNR is fortunate to have thousands of dedicated volunteers whose energy, enthusiasm, hard work, and time make it possible for visitors to enjoy safe, sustainable, and high-quality outdoor recreation experiences on DNR-managed lands.

DNR is currently accepting nominations for the Commissioner’s Volunteer Hero Award. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership and commitment in their sustained service to the DNR Volunteer Program.

To nominate a volunteer, please fill out the nomination form and follow the submission instructions. The deadline for nominations is October 1.


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