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    Reclamation Park Rangers Participate in the Berryessa Waterways Program

    On Friday, April 22, and Thursday, April 28, 2016, Bureau of Reclamation Park Ranger Todd Eggert teamed up with the Putah Creek Council and Solano County Parks to introduce fifth-grade students from Vacaville, California, to their water source: Lake Solano. Read More →

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    Take Your Child To Work Events Around Reclamation

    Reclamation hosted children of Reclamation employees throughout the Western United States at its annual Take Your Kids to Work day event. Children participated in a variety of events, including events to support the Let's Move Outside initiative.

    In Denver, students learned about different aspects of Reclamation's research and laboratory. Stations included learning about protecting pipes in the ground, how to sample for invasive mussels, geology, and how magnets work. Following the different stations, all of the children gathered around the 5 million pound press for a demonstration on how Reclamation uses it to test the strength of concrete. Read More →

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    Sixth Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Event Provides a Day of Fun and Learning in Boise

    The PN Regional Office held its sixth annual Take Our Sons and Daughter to Work event April 28, 2016, with support from employees and managers who generously gave their time and attention.

    After much preparation the day was full of fun and educational events. Presentations included an opportunity to write underwater with the dive team, an interactive weather station, safety training for photography/video, a fun and messy presentation on geology, and the living river exhibit. Twenty-six children, age eight and up, attended the event, each having a ton of fun and leaving with new information. Read More →

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    Boy Scout Service Project at Lake Berryessa

    On Saturday, April 9, 2016, three Boy Scouts and their four adult leaders from the Herms District, Mount Diablo-Silverado Council, joined Lake Berryessa Park Ranger Victoria Payan on a service project at the lake’s Smittle Creek Day Use Area.

    Although the group of Scouts was small in number, they were huge in determination and effort, building an entire retaining wall from start to finish in just one day. The undertaking was a complement to a larger refurbishment project of the Smittle Creek Day Use Area begun in fall 2015 that included cleaning up the picnic areas and replacing barbeque grills and picnic tables to improve visitor services. 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: 5/17/16