August 31, 2009
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Volunteer Receives Trout Unlimiteds Highest Award
Marcia Woolman Recognized for Lifetime Conservation Efforts
Arlington, Va. Trout Unlimited (TU) has awarded its top volunteer honor to Marcia Woolman, of The Plains, Virginia. The award was presented on August 22 at TUs 50th anniversary celebration in Traverse City, Mich.
The Ray Mortensen Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership is granted annually to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to local coldwater fisheries conservation efforts.
This award recognizes an individual who has played an exceptional role in carrying out TUs mission at the local level, said Bryan Moore, TU Vice President for Volunteer Operations. Marcia Woolman epitomizes the intention of the Ray Mortensen Award through her tireless leadership and engagement at all volunteer levels. She truly represents the image of One TU.
An avid fly-fisherman, Woolman is the first woman to receive the award. She has been a TU member for more than 25 years and was active in the TU chapter in State College, Pa. before moving to Virginia. She has served as President of the Rapidan chapter of TU and was the first vice president of the Virginia Council of TU and most recently was a member of TUs national leadership council. In addition, she has served on the board of the Goose Creek Association in Virginia and the Beartooth Alliance, a conservation organization in Montana.
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Trout Unlimited is North Americas leading coldwater fisheries conservation organization, with more than 140,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring North Americas coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. In 2009, TU celebrates its 50th anniversary.
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