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Volunteers and Partners Opportunities

There are a number of ways you and/or your organization can be involved in the care and management of New Melones Lake. No matter what your ability or profession, if you have an interest in stewardship of public lands and a desire to help others, Reclamation probably has a volunteer opportunity for you.

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Non-interactive thumb of one of our past volunteers Whether you volunteer one day a month or one day a year, your service to New Melones Lake and the visiting public can be enjoyable and rewarding. You can volunteer in our visitor center, help out on National Public Lands Day in the fall, or help with the C.A.S.T. (“Catch A Special Thrill”) fishing event in the fall.  

Sound interesting?  Here's more information:

For more information and opportunities, contact the volunteer and partner coordinator at:
209-536-9094 ext. 215.

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 Non-interactive picture of hands There are many other ways that partners can assist with the stewardship of New Melones Lake. Many areas have “Friends” groups that assist public land agencies with financial and volunteer support. In past years, there has been interest in the formation of a expanded “New Melones Partner” group to coordinate and finance projects such as:

  • Build, maintain platforms for osprey nests
  • Lead day hikes/walks
  • Plant oak saplings, native perennial grasses, and other vegetation management projects
  • Keep facilities and resources graffiti-free
  • Build, improve, and maintain trails

View New Melones Lake Area Resource Management Plan and
Environmental Impact Statement Public Draft

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Contact us for additional information or details

Camping Reservations


Michell Hill, Administrative Officer
916-989-7159

November 20, 2012