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    Lake Berryessa Ranger Programs

    In June 2016, Bureau of Reclamation Park Rangers welcomed 395 visitors ranging in age from young children to senior citizens to beautiful Lake Berryessa, located in Napa County, California.

    Most of the visitors joined the Rangers for “Meet a Park Ranger at Monticello Dam!” on Saturdays from 12-3 p.m. Participants learned about the Berryessa Valley prior to the construction of Monticello Dam on Putah Creek in 1957 and how the filling of Lake Berryessa changed the valley and formed Reclamation’s Solano Project. Read More →

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    Fourth Graders Participate in Every Kid in a Park Activities at Lake Berryessa

    On Tuesday and Thursday, May 17 & 19, 2016, Park Rangers from the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lake Berryessa Field Office in Napa County greeted 120 fourth-grade students from the Shirley Rominger Intermediate School in Winters, California. Read More →

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    Navajo Lake C.A.S.T. Event

    While the mission of the Catch a Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) for Kids Foundation is to provide special needs and disadvantaged youth the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience fishing on the water, the motto for the Navajo Lake version of the event might be better suited for that classic line from the Postal Service “Neither snow nor rain nor…” you get the picture. The last few years, the participants at the Navajo Lake event have seen their fair share of unsettled weather, and this year’s event, held May 7, 2016, was no exception. While the weather may have been gloomy, the attitude of the volunteers and the excitement level of the participants was far from it. 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: 7/22/16