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Web Reads: Feb 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 01:37 PM EST

Feb 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week, a week of events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, and national scales. Learn more here. Read More ( >

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IBC: SAVE THE DATE - Women's History Month Celebration

MON, FEBRUARY 23, 2015, 09:12 AM EST

In honor of National Women's History month, IBC invites DOI employees to attend a celebration on March 24, 2015, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Atrium building in Herndon, Va. The includes guest speakers, historic exhibits and light refreshments. Read More >

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All DOI Employees: Recipients of the 2014 Environmental Achievement Awards

WED, FEBRUARY 18, 2015, 08:06 AM EST

Interior announces the winners of its 2014 Environmental Achievement Awards. The awards recognize employees and partners who attain exceptional achievements under E.O. 13514, "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance." Read More >

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EAP Seminar 'Planning for Retirement' Now Available Online

THU, FEBRUARY 12, 2015, 11:57 AM EST

Did you miss DOI's Employee Assistance Program's 'Planning for Retirement' Webinar? If so, you can watch it here. Read More >

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DOI Spotlight on Safety Newsletter for February 2015 Now Available Online

TUE, FEBRUARY 3, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

DOI's latest Spotlight on Safety newsletter is now available online. Brought to you by DOI's Office of Occupational Safety and Health, these newsletters are one of the many ways that DOI is working to ensure the safety of employees and visitors. Read More >

From the FieldNews from the Field

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Web Reads: DOI Video: From 'Lost Boy' to Land Management: John Ajak's Story

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 12:16 PM EST

In this new video, the Department of the Interior shares the story of Bureau of Land Management employee John Ajak, from his days as one of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan to his current position as a petroleum engineer. Read More ( >

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Web Reads: Bureau of Reclamation Talks Mussels for National Invasive Species Awareness Week

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 10:52 AM EST

For National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Reclamation is highlighting several research projects on invasive mussels that emphasize monitoring, detection, control, and ecological impacts of quagga and zebra mussels in Western water bodies. Read More ( >

Pon Dixson, acting project leader at Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex, leads Phi Beta Sigmas and Sigma Beta Club youth members on an air-boat tour with Bayou Sauvage Refuge staff.

USFWS: Building Our Partnership with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

FRI, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 08:09 AM EST

It's been less than a year since USFWS and African American fraternity Phi Beta Sigma joined forces to connect urban youth to nature. Since then, Sigmas visited three national wildlife refuges to meet staff and learn about opportunities available to them. Read More ( >

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USGS Leetown Science Center Studying Invasive Giant African Land Snail

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 02:09 PM EST

Scientist at USGS' Leetown Science Center are studying the giant African land snail, an invasive species that has been shown to harbor numerous pathogens responsible for diseases that can sicken and even kill wildlife, domestic animals and humans. Read More >

NPS helicopter mechanic Richard Gibson accepting his DOI safety award from NPS aviation-management specialist Meg  Meg Gallagher.

NPS: Grand Canyon Helicopter Mechanic Richard Gibson Receives DOI Safety Award

THU, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 11:50 AM EST

NPS aviation-management specialist Meg Gallagher has presented a DOI Aviation Safety Airward to Grand Canyon helicopter mechanic Richard Gibson for actions he took that may have prevented the catastrophic failure of a helicopter. Read More >