National Public Lands Day at New Melones Lake

On Saturday, September 24, the Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office, in celebration of the 23rd anniversary of National Public Lands Day. As part of the celebration, the public is invited to help care for our public lands from 9 a.m. to noon by participating in kid-friendly NPLD projects: building a bird or bathouses, planting a native tree or taking a boat ride to pick up trash on the lake’s shoreline!

New Melones staff are also excited to officially launch President Obama’s Every Kid in a Park initiative. From Sept. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016, all fourth grade students nationwide may receive a special pass that allows them and their families free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters. After 12 years, every school-age child will have been able to visit these public sites for free, inspiring the next generation to be stewards of our nation’s shared natural and cultural heritage.

A special invitation is extended to all fourth graders and their families to participate in this NPLD event at New Melones Lake. Park Rangers will be available to help the students with the process to receive their free pass.

Reclamation is seeking volunteers to assist with this NPLD event. To register as a volunteer, please contact the Administration Office at 209-536-9094 ext. 0 (TTY 800-877-8339). Participants who require special accommodations should contact Reclamation as far in advance as possible.

On-site registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the New Melones Visitor Center off of Highway 49 at 6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora, CA 95370. Volunteers should dress in appropriate attire for weather conditions; bring a snack, water and work gloves; and wear sturdy shoes.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 09:00 to 12:00
Agency: 
BoR (Bureau of Reclamation)
Contact Info: 

Sandra Patania, Bureau of Reclamation
spatnia@usbr.gov
209-536-9094 x220

Pat Sanders, Bureau of Reclamation
psanders@usbr.gov

Site: 
New Melones Lake
6850 Studhorse Flat Road
Sonora, CA 95370
United States
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