U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers and Wilderness
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers and Wilderness Inquiry volunteers teamed up at Black Butte Lake, California on April 11, 2019 to educate and train nearly 300 students from local elementary schools. Students from Orland’s Fairview and Sierra View elementary schools learned how to safely navigate waterways in canoes and save others from drowning. The youngsters also learned important lessons about natural resources and the culture and history of the lake.
Because warm weather at Northern California’s 22 state parks, seven state wildlife areas and nine national forests is drawing an increased number of visitors, rangers emphasized that water safety awareness and training is an important part of preparation for outdoor fun. (U.S. Army photo by Ken Wright)