Dave Larson Receives Recognition From Secretary of the Interior

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (left) and Dave Larsen (right) smile together; Larsen hold open an award
Dave Larsen receives recognition from Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for outstanding customer service.

DOI Photographer

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: July 12, 2016

Contact: George Land, 760-367-5507

Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA –
Joshua Tree National Park Association employee Dave Larsen, was awarded one of only eight Department of Interior Individual Customer Service Awards given in 2016. Larsen was invited to Washington D.C. to attend the ceremony where Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell presented him with the coveted honor.

Mr. Larsen has worked for the Joshua Tree National Park Association for close to six years as an information specialist and assists with visitor services at all three park visitor centers. "I was very proud to be recognized and it was an honor to attend the ceremony. I am also very proud of the entire park staff who have done such a great job handling the challenge of increased visitation numbers", said Larsen.

Dave lives in Joshua Tree with his wife and daughter who accompanied him to Washington. After the ceremony they were treated to the Fourth of July Fireworks from the roof top of the Department of Interior Building. 

Last updated: July 13, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


(760) 367-5500

Contact Us