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Posted 8/21/2012

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By Robert D. Kidd


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2012) -- Black Butte Lake leadership and staff have been recognized for “continually going above and beyond” in supporting local programs that teach youth the value of protecting natural resources.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’s Black Butte Lake, near Orland, Calif., was named 2012 Partner of the Year by the Glenn County Resource Conservation District July 16.

Glenn County RCD gave special thanks for Black Butte Lake’s support of the “Run Your Tail Off Through the Watershed 5K/10K Run” May 4. This event brought runners and their families out to enjoy the park’s nature trails, picnic areas and lakeside views and raised funds to support Glenn County RCD watershed education efforts for area youth.

Black Butte Lake personnel “worked endlessly to prepare a safe, beautiful trail” and helped RCD meet their outreach and education goal “to connect local youth to their natural resources and watersheds by providing our communities with a time to gather in a local resource treasure,” noted a release from Glenn County RCD.

Black Butte Lake staff were presented with a hand-crafted owl nesting box with attached plaque to be displayed in the park’s visitor center.

“It is a genuine pleasure working alongside our local resource conservation district,” said Brad Long, Black Butte Lake park manager. “We are honored to have our staff recognized for their work to help share the joys of nature with our young people.”

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