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Tuolumne County Residents Receive National Award From Forest Service

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Sonora, Ca — Three Stanislaus National Forest employees and two Tuolumne County community leaders have been selected to receive the national “Windows On The Past Award” given out annually by the Forest Service.

The five are being recognized for outstanding leadership in organizing the well-attended “Home on the Range” cultural history event held last September at the historic, 1870´s era Fahey Cow Camp, located on the Forest´s Mi-Wok Ranger District.

Those named for the national award are District Public Service Program Area Leader Beth Martinez, Interpretive Specialist Phyllis Ashmead, and District Archaeologist Stacy Lundgren. The award is also being received by Foothill Farmlands Arts Festival Director BZ Smith, and Festival co-director and Farms of Tuolumne County President Sasha Farkas.

The five will receive the award in a noontime ceremony on June 14, at this year´s Pinecrest Lake Fish Fair in the Pinecrest Amphitheatre. Event information is available by calling the Summit Ranger District at (209) 965-3434.

Written by BJ Hansen