DNR thanks exceptional females this International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, DNR would like to share a few blogs that highlight women who have accomplished extraordinary tasks with the agency.

Melissa Ferris award DNR employee receives Public Service Award from United States Coast Guard Melissa Ferris, DNR manager of the Derelict Vessel Removal Program, was recognized with a Meritorious Public Service Award by the United States Coast Guard today for her outstanding service.
Sally Jewell The little trail that could: Mailbox Peak Trail mentioned by President ObamaMailbox Peak trail on DNR-managed lands was mentioned in the national news when President Obama commented on his appointment for Secretary of Interior, Sally Jewell, a Washington resident.
Femal Firefighter Jennifer Bammert Firefighting isn’t just for men anymore Historically, firefighting has been dominated by men in both professional and volunteer firefighting careers. But this just isn’t the case anymore. DNR employee Jennifer Bammert is always smiling, even when fighting wildfires and wants to encourage other women to apply.
National Smokey Bear Award - Sand Williams & Julie Oliver State employees acknowledged for wildfire prevention efforts; 770 illegal burn barrels destroyed Julie Oliver of Ecology and Sandy Williams from DNR received national recognition for creating a successful burn barrel exchange program credited with helping to reduce wildfires in Washington State.
Women woods volunteers Volunteer thanks: Women join forces to work on Little Si Trail DNR thanks the 21 women who participated in last year’s Women in the Woods event, sponsored by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. The women spent May 14 working on Little Si Trail, just outside of North Bend.
Capitol High School students High school girls’ project helps DNR track dwindling species Here female high school students monitor western purple martins for senior project.
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