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Idaho Parks staffer earns Coast Guard honor

September 2, 2018
Juelie Traska
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that staffer Juelie Traska received national recognition from the U.S. Coast Guard for her contributions to safe boating in Idaho.

Traska received the United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award for her “outstanding dedication to public service” as IDPRs Boating Education Coordinator from 2012 to 2017. This award is the second-highest Public Service Award given to private citizens.

“Ms. Traska worked diligently to enhance safety and services to the boaters of Idaho,” said Daniel Shipman, Coast Guard Thirteenth District. “She tremendously buttressed the Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety Program goals and is most heartily commended and in keeping with the highest traditions of public service.”

The list of Juelie Traska’s contributions include the major expansion of Idaho’s Life Jacket Loaner Program throughout the state, the creation of boating safety instructor training curriculum and the implementation of successful educational outreach campaigns.

“We’re very proud of Juelie and her accomplishments,” said David Langhorst, IDPR Director. “Our agency is lucky to have such talented staff and Idahoans will continue to benefit from Juelie’s efforts for years to come.”

To learn more about Idaho’s State Parks and Recreation Programs, click here.

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