Wallace presented Bodine with a plaque expressing the appreciation of the members of the association of backcountry horse-riding enthusiasts. He also received an Award of Appreciation from DNR presented by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark who also attended this morning's ceremony.
The DNR award reads in part: "Jason Bodine demonstrates the commitment to service this award was designed to recognize."
Also at the presentation today was Marilyn Riechenberger, of Grays Harbor, and her horse, Dakota, a Tennessee Walker, which Bodine rescued.
About the Washington State Department of Natural Resources
DNR manages about 5.6 million acres of state-owned trust forest, agricultural, aquatic and range lands, and commercial properties. DNR manages these properties to earn income to build schools, universities and other state institutions, and help fund local services in many counties. In addition to earning income, trust lands are habitat for native plant and animal species, protect clean and abundant water, and offer public recreation and education opportunities statewide.