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    YAO student trainees’ work experience allows them to grow, shine

    “There was always something new to experience,” said Enrique Cervantes, describing his participation in an eight-week internship at the Yuma Area Office (YAO) that he and eight other students recently completed and during which they gained work experience and learned about YAO operations. Read More →

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    Lots of Fun and Fishing at the Burley C.A.S.T. For Kids Event

    This year’s C.A.S.T. For Kids event in Burley, Idaho, was a great success. It was held at the Burley Golf Course Boat Docks, a new location. The team arrived at 6:30 a.m. and began to set up for the event. The sight of the 45 plus volunteers and boaters arriving was beautiful to see. When the participants arrived, the boaters were ready. The kids were suited up, received their fishing gear, paired with boaters, got their picture taken and began to load the boats for a time of their life. This new venue proved to be a great choice. Read More →

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    Big Smiles and Bright Eyes at the 2016 Prineville C.A.S.T. Event in Oregon

    It’s not every day during the summer that you need to look closely at the radar in the high desert of Oregon to see if it is going to storm, but for the C.A.S.T. event held at Prineville Reservoir on July10, that’s exactly what we had to do. We made a decision on Friday that the event would still go forward, boat rides or no boat rides, and we’re glad we did. Read More →

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    Bridges Have Fallen at the 49th Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Competition

    Many wooden bridges were destroyed today at the Denver Federal Center, but it was for a good cause. High school students from throughout Colorado descended on the Bureau of Reclamation's lab to test the strength of their bridges at the 49th Annual Colorado High School Bridge Building Competition. Read More →

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Ranger leading a youth program at New Melones Reservoir. New Melones Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass

New Melones Lake is proud to help launch the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them. Fourth graders nationwide can now visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid for the 2015-2016 school year and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites. Read More →


Last Updated: 8/16/16