• A stator in the third powerhouse at Grand Coulee.
  • The penstocks above the water at Hoover Dam
  • The top of Shasta Dam in California
  • An automated gate structure on a canal in Washington.
  • An aerial photo of the sunsetting at Ruedi Reservoir in Colorado.


Reclamation Park Rangers hosted a group of 65 students from the 5th grade class at Wardlaw Elementary School from Vallejo, California on March 22. Held at the Reclamation operated Oak Shores Day Use Area at Lake Berryessa, in Napa County, the students and 17 adults participated in a Reclamation-led water education program. During the pleasant, early spring day, Rangers introduced students to the local watershed, helping them to better appreciate the surrounding landscape and the reservoir which serves their community’s water needs. Through activities and hands-on, experiential learning, students were able to get a little exercise while engaging with the natural resources of Lake Berryessa.

The education program is part of the President's America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. AGO takes as its premise that lasting conservation solutions should rise from the American people – that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans.

Lake Berryessa conducts water education programs during the spring and fall months of each year, attracting schools from Napa, Solano and Yolo Counties.

Released: March 30, 2012