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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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    Students Today Leaders Forever Volunteer for a Service Project at Grand Junction Wildlife Area

    On March 23, 2016, approximately 45 University of Wisconsin students from “Students Today Leaders Forever” volunteered at Reclamation’s Grand Junction Wildlife Area in Grand Junction, Colorado. The student volunteers pruned trees and cut and removed weed barrier material from around cottonwood trees at the wildlife area. The project ensured the health and growth of trees planted in the wildlife area 17 years ago. Read More →

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    Another Great Year of Making A Difference in the Lives of Youth in the PN Region

    In 2015, several dynamic educational opportunities and programs were organized and co-sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Region to support and engage young people between the ages of 5 to 35. The PN Region is committed to increasing youth's activity on public lands in four categories, play, learn, serve, and work. Read More →

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    Reclamation Selects 16 Entities for Youth Conservation and Youth Intern Partnership Programs

    Reclamation selected 16 entities from throughout the United States to participate in its youth conservation and youth intern partnership programs. The master cooperative agreements cover five years and will speed up award funding for youth programs as projects become available. 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: 4/25/16