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FOPPI says "See you later" to two FWS team members

FOPPI members attended the ‘going away’ party for two members of our US Fish and Wildlife team, Bill Peterson and Joel Vos on May 1st.


Bill is transferring to the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge as a Project Manager.  This refuge is part of a complex that includes four national wildlife refuges located throughout east central Minnesota, including Crane Meadows, Rice Lake and Mille Lacs national wildlife refuges.  These refuges are under shared management with Complex Headquarters located at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Zimmerman, Minnesota.  Bill begins his new post on May 6th.


Joel has been selected to become the Regional Internship and Fellowship Coordinator (IFC) for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Mountain/Prairie region.  He will work with the national IFC team on Service-wide efforts, bring together the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s regional programs and partnerships for intern and fellowships, and establish new processes that will support career discovery and recruitment efforts across the region. He will be stationed at the Denver, Colorado regional office, and his start date is June 2nd. 


Deputy Project Leader for the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge/Leopold Water Management District Complex, Dave Bolin and his team will be filling in to assure a smooth transition for the new hires.  


We wish the best of success to Bill and Joel and will miss the energy, direction and knowledge that they shared with us and the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.  


Pictured L-R:  Frank Gerz, Mary Beth Volmer, Bill Peterson, Joel Vos, Ginnie Harney, Kimberly Wells, Dave Bolin, Jude Kuenn.



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