On February 17, 2010, over 100 scouts, troop leaders and parents from eight local troops planted a variety of oak and redbud saplings on Reclamation project lands surrounding Central California Area Office (CCAO). The Boy Scouts of America and the Sacramento Tree Foundation, in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation, planted 100 trees at Reclamation’s CCAO near Folsom Dam in celebration of the Boy Scouts’ 100th anniversary. The trees, which were donated by the Sacramento Tree Foundation through a grant from Sacramento Municipal Utility District, will promote the enhancement and restoration of vegetation in the area. The majority of the trees were planted surrounding the American River Water Education Center, which focuses on water conservation and features a water-efficient landscape.
The Scouts were also recognized as participants in Take Pride in America®, a nationwide partnership program authorized by Congress to promote the appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s public lands.
This project is part of an effort at CCAO to promote the preservation of natural resources and ecosystems on Reclamation project lands and to manage lands in a way that enhances conditions for fish, wildlife, land and cultural resources.
Released: February 17, 2010