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Reclamation to Hold Lake Berryessa Community Forum Meeting on Wednesday, May 22

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100,

For Release: May 13, 2013

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation will hold the next meeting of the Lake Berryessa Community Forum on Wednesday, May 22, at the Capell Valley Fire Station, located at the southern end of the lake. Forum meetings are designed to promote public input regarding future recreation opportunities and services at Lake Berryessa. The public is invited to attend the Forum meeting which will be held:

Wednesday, May 22
6-8 p.m.
Capell Valley Fire Station
1193 Capell Valley Road
Napa, CA  94558

At the April 24 meeting held at Elks Lodge #832 in Napa, Calif., Reclamation staff and members of the Community Forum’s Coordinating Team discussed the new names of the lake’s concession areas; plans for Camp Berryessa; impacts of sequestration; the trails management plan; the Environmental Assessment for interim services; the timeline, plan and budget for concession services from 2013 to 2017; and the current status of recreation services.

Discussion topics for the May 22 meeting will include the status of interim concession contracts, the process for moving forward with the request for proposals and long-term contracts, Reclamation’s activities for fire management for the 2013 season and the current status of recreation services.

Reclamation is working to implement the Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan Record of Decision and provide for recreation in the lake’s concession areas for the 2013 recreation season. Reclamation’s goal continues to be to provide safe and enjoyable recreation experiences for visitors to Lake Berryessa.

To be added to the Lake Berryessa email/mailing list or to request special assistance to attend the May 22 meeting, please contact Janet Sierzputowski, Public Affairs Office, at 916-978-5112 (TTY 916-978-5608) or

Lake Berryessa is managed by Reclamation’s Central California Area Office as part of the Solano Project. Additional information is available at

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