July 15, 2016
2016 National Natural Resource Management Award Winners
On behalf of the Chief, I am pleased to announce the following selections for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers Natural Resources Management Award Program for 2016. We received an exceptional array of candidates and all are worthy of recognition. I appreciate your staff taking the time to nominate and recognize your best.
The first four awards recognize individuals who have done commendable and outstanding work in the fields of recreation, interpretation, natural resources stewardship and environmental compliance, respectively. The fifth award recognizes a Corps lake project based on the staff's accomplishments in management efficiency, public involvement, public safety, management effectiveness, and partnerships as related to all elements of the Natural Resources Management program.
Our national winners for 2016 are:
Natural Resources Management Recreation Employee of the Year: Mr. Robert Allen Gwinn, North Atlantic Division, Baltimore District, Raystown Lake
Hiram M. Chittenden Award for Interpretive Excellence: Ms. Tammy Cleveland, North Atlantic Division, Baltimore District, Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes
Natural Resources Management Stewardship Employee of the Year: Mr. Christopher Langstaff, South Pacific Division, Albuquerque District, John Martin Reservoir
Natural Resources Management Environmental Compliance Employee of the Year: Mr. Brian Wilson, Northwestern Division, Seattle District Operations Division
Natural Resources Management Project of the Year: Allatoona Lake Project, South Atlantic Division, Mobile District
Hard copies of the memorandums announcing the winners and acknowledging those who were not selected will be distributed in the near future. POC for this is Ms Mary Coulombe, 202-761-1228.
Thanks for all each of you do every day and congratulations to all of our winners!
Edward E. Belk, Jr PE
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