A Price woman has earned a federal Bureau of Land Management award for volunteer service to America's public lands.
The recognition given Deborah Gigliotti is among only 30 such awards nationally, said Mark E. Bailey, BLM Price area manager. Signed by BLM director Robert Burford, the awards recognize outstanding contribution by volunteers.Ken Rhea, BLM associate Moab District manager, said, "Deborah is part of a very key group taking an active and increasingly important role in the management of public lands."
Gigliotti volunteered her service and worked for four months on issuing river permits for trips through Desolation and Gray canyons. She checked river parties at the launch point, helped build trails, gave information to visitors, cleaned campsites, and painted signs and notices. She also created art work for brochures and children's coloring pages.
"As an artist and a lover of the desert canyons, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience," Gigliotti said. "While it may have been said before, it wasn't just a job, it was an adventure."