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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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    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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    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: 6/10/16