Date(s) - 07/30/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Melones Lake Activities for Summer 2016 Support the Let’s Move Outside and Every Kid in a Park Initiatives
SONORA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation announces summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake. All activities are at the Amphitheater at the Glory Hole Recreation Area, are free of charge, are suitable for all ages and do not require reservations. Please wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!
Saturday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Experience the thrill of finding GOLD like a gold rush prospector! We will explore the lifestyle of early California miners and the towns they lived in, including Melones now submerged beneath New Melones Lake. The evening will offer the opportunity to pan for some of the precious dust they were after! Join Rangers Max and Geoff for a darn-tootin’ time!
If you would like to participate in a program and need accommodation, please contact Park Ranger Mike McGraw at 209-536-9094 ext. 233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of 14 days in advance.
Ranger-led hikes tie into the Department of the Interior’s Let’s Move Outside initiative (www.letsmove.gov/lets-move-outside), which was created to encourage children and their families to enjoy outdoor activities, which abound in every city, town and community. And where better for the public to enjoy the great outdoors than at a Reclamation facility like New Melones?
The New Melones Visitor Center and Museum is managed by Reclamation’s Central California Area Office and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information on activities, directions, pet restrictions or other questions, please call 209-536-9543 (TTY 800-877-8339) or visit the New Melones Lake website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/newmelones/index.html.
Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov.