On Thursday, May 10, 2007, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will deliver opening remarks at the Bureau of Land Management’s 2007 National Volunteer Awards Ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The annual BLM “Making a Difference” awards program honors exceptional volunteers and BLM employees who work with volunteers for their efforts at improving public lands and preserving cultural and natural resources. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 8015 of the Main Interior Building. All credentialed media are invited to attend.
More than 20,000 BLM volunteers make significant contributions on America’s 258 million acres of public lands each year in every aspect of public land management. In 2006 alone, BLM volunteers donated more than 1.3 million hours with an estimated value of more than $25 million, equivalent to the work of more than 700 full-time employees.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
What: Bureau of Land Management’s 2007 National Volunteer Awards Ceremony
Making a Difference
When: 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2007
Where: Room 8015 and the Roof Terrace, Main Interior Building,
1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Note to Media: All credentialed news media are invited to attend