At the latest Off Highway Motorized Vehicle Recreation Commission meeting held at the Honda Museum in Torrance, Neil Hamada of the BLM was presented with the CORVA Off-Roader of the Year Award for 2016!
Here's Neil's response: I'd like to post a thank you to CORVA for selecting me for this prestigious award. I am very proud and humbled to receive the Off-Roader of the Year Award, especially as an agency person. There are so many others who deserve recognition, volunteer countless hours, and sacrifice their time and money to ensure off-road recreation opportunities are protected for future generations (like Ed, Ed, and Jim next to me in the picture). The work that I was recognized for would not be possible without the support of all the folks behind the scenes, working in 110 degree heat all summer to get ready for the next season, responding to 911 calls during the season, taking care of the governmental business that keep the OHV areas operational, and cleaning 70 toilets 7 days a week for a million visitors in the dunes. Thanks again, I'll continue to do my best to help serve my OHV community. Sincerely, Neil Hamada