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By Dan Rudy 

Local Forest Service educator receives regional award


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell-area U.S. Forest Service interpreter Corree Delabrue (at right) receives the 2015 Hakala Award from Toby Bloom, national program manager for tourism, travel and interpretation in Washington D.C. The Alaska-specific award was presented during the National Association for Interpretation Conference in Virginia Beach last month.

An interpreter with the United States Forest Service has received an award recognizing her work in the Wrangell Ranger District.

Corree Delabrue was last month presented the Hakala Award, an agency award which recognizes sustained excellence in interpretive and conservation education for Alaska. She is the 24th winner of the prize, named after Bob Hakala, the first regional interpreter of the USFS Alaska Region.

USFS Tongass interpretation program manager Faith Duncan explained award winners are selected internally by a group of judges, from a pool of candidates within the Chugach and Tonga...

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