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Mid-Pacific Region
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Released On: February 14, 2012

Media Advisory: Reclamation and California State Parks to Celebrate New Managing Partner Agreement for the Folsom and Auburn State Recreation Areas
The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) will hold a celebration for the recently signed 25-year Auburn-Folsom-Natoma Managing Partner Agreement under which State Parks will continue to manage the Folsom and Auburn State Recreation Areas. These areas consist of Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma and the Auburn Project Lands, including Lake Clementine. Media are welcome to attend.

Who: Honorable Tom McClintock Congressman, 4th District Honorable Dan Lungren, Congressman, 3rd District Honorable Doris Matsui, Congresswoman, 5th District Reclamation Deputy Commissioner Kira Finkler Reclamation Mid-Pacific Regional Director Don Glaser California Department of Parks and Recreation Director Ruth Coleman California Department of Parks and Recreation Northern Division Chief Scott Nakaji Placer County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Jennifer Montgomery Auburn City Council Member Mike Holmes

What: Event celebrating the signing of this significant 25-year Managing Partner Agreement. Participants will sign a commemorative certificate celebrating the new agreement.

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 10 a.m.

Where: Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn, CA 95603

Tour: Following the ceremony, media may participate in a tour of the American River Confluence (where the North and Middle Forks of the American River join). Media packets provided at the event will include a map to the site. To visit the area prior to the event or for questions, please contact Mike Lynch, Sector Superintendent, Auburn Sector - Gold Fields District, State Parks, at 530-885-4527 or mlync@parks.ca.gov.

The Managing Partner Agreement will foster the area’s connection with President Obama’s America's Great Outdoors initiative (http://americasgreatoutdoors.gov) which focuses on reconnecting Americans to their natural environments. The agreement benefits local communities and the public by ensuring that recreation is available safely and efficiently at Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma and the Auburn Project Lands. Recreation at these areas also supports the Department of the Interior’s Let’s Move Outside! and Youth in the Great Outdoors initiatives. To learn more about these initiatives, please visit http://youthgo.gov and http://www.letsmove.gov/lets-move-outside.

For questions on the Auburn-Folsom-Natoma Managing Partner Agreement, please contact Reclamation’s Peggi Brooks, Chief, Recreation Resources Division, Central California Area Office, at 916-989-7128 or pbrooks@usbr.gov or State Parks’ Mike Lynch, State Parks’ Sector Superintendent, Auburn Sector – Gold Fields District, at 530-885-4527 or mlync@parks.ca.gov.

To attend the signing ceremony, media are requested to contact Janet Sierzputowski, Public Affairs Office, at 916-978-5112 or jsierzputowski@usbr.gov by close of business Friday, February 17, 2012.

Directions to Canyon View Community Center 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn, CA 95603

From Sacramento: Take Hwy. 80 East to Maple Street exit and follow it up to Auburn-Folsom Road (the courthouse will be on your right). Maple Street changes into Auburn-Folsom Road as you pass through the intersection. Continue on Auburn-Folsom Road until you get to Maidu Drive. Turn left on Maidu Drive and follow Maidu until it dead ends. Turn left. The building will be on the right.

From Reno:

Take Hwy. 80 West to Hwy. 49 exit. At the light, turn right onto Hwy. 49 (south). Take that to Lincoln Way and turn right. Follow to Auburn-Folsom Road. Follow to Maidu Drive. Turn left to Maidu Drive and follow Maidu until it dead-ends. Turn left. The building is on the right.

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