Congratulations to the Kern County Sheriff's Desert Group Search and Rescue Volunteers (DGSRV, Inc.) on receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of their volunteer service. In addition, 5 of the volunteers will be receiving the Call to Service Award, a lifetime achievement award that's part of the President's Volunteer Service Award program.
Awards were presented by Senator Jean Fuller, 18th Senate District in a ceremony on Tuesday, December 16th at her office in Bakersfield, CA.
"America's volunteers work to make our communities stronger and safer, " Said Ray Henderson, President and CEO of DGSRV, Inc., "the recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Award are role models for all Americans. Each volunteer hour contributed makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others, and I encourage everyone to contribute to our community by volunteering. Volunteers bring us closer together as families, as communities, and as a nation through their commitment."
Read more: Congratulations to Desert Group Search and Rescue!
Each Year the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) recognizes those in the off-highway community who go above and beyond in their work in promoting a “Positive Future for OHV Recreation.”
This year the NOHVCC presented Friends of Jawbone’s own Ed Waldheim with the NOHVCC Perseverance Award. This award is presented to those who have persistently and professionally worked throughout the years to help create a positive future for OHV. For nearly 40 years Ed has been a tireless advocate for OHV Recreation, founding numerous “Friends” groups to support OHV Recreation, helping to triple the membership for the California Off-Road Vehicle Association (CORVA), serving on the California OHV Recreation Commission and helping to bring in over a million dollars in Federal Recreational Trail Program grants to benefit Southern California riding opportunities.
To see Ed’s impact on recreational opportunities one need only visit Jawbone Canyon. Every vault toilet, every campfire ring, even the Jawbone Station visitors center has Ed’s name and efforts behind them. So Congratulations to Ed Waldheim on this most recent achievement. We can’t wait to see what his next big project will be.