The 15-state Eastern Region of the US Forest Service awarded two honors to Indiana volunteers for 2012. “With such a large region and so many nominations, it is a real tribute to our volunteers that two awards were received on the Hoosier,” said Melany Glossa, Forest Supervisor.
The Regional Volunteer Awards recognize outstanding volunteers in eight categories. Bill Flamion from Tell City received the award for Campground Host. Flamion began mowing the Saddle Lake Campground because he liked to camp there, and knew that the Forest did not have enough personnel to keep up with all the maintenance.
Glossa explained, “That’s how volunteers often come to us, they see a need and they offer to lend a hand. Bill filled out a volunteer form and has helped maintain the campground and boat ramp for the past two years.”