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BLM Director Bob Abbey visits Piedras Blancas Light Station

BLM Director Bob Abbey toured Piedras Blancas Light Station on California’s central coast as part of his visit to California last week.  Abbey met with Piedras association members and volunteers at a Wednesday evening event and was given a tour by volunteers and staff the next day.

Volunteer Abel Martinez, Jim Abbott, and Bob Abbey in front of the Piedras Blancas Light House.
Volunteer Abel Martinez dressed as a lightkeeper, Acting BLM California State Director Jim Abbott, 
and BLM Director Bob Abbey in front of the Piedras Blancas Light House.

Volunteers discussed the history of the light station, plans for the future, and maritime natural resources during the tour. The light station will celebrate its completion 135 years ago early next year and has been managed by BLM since 2001.

Volunteer Abel Martinez shows Bob Abbey the inside of the Fog Signal Building.
Volunteer Abel Martinez shows Bob Abbey the inside of the Fog Signal Building

 

Volunteer Carole Adams discusses natural resources at Piedras with Abel Martinez, Jim Abbott and Bob Abbey
Volunteer Carole Adams discusses natural resources at Piedras with Abel Martinez, Jim Abbott and Bob Abbey

Abbey expressed his appreciation to BLM staff and volunteers for their work preserving the historical and natural resources at Piedras.  He noted the importance of partnerships such as the one at Piedras and expressed his thanks to volunteers for their efforts.

Cambrian reporter Kathy Tanney interviews Jim Abbott and Bob Abbey
Cambrian reporter Kathy Tanney interviews Jim Abbott and Bob Abbey

- David Christy, 10/13/09


BLM-California News.bytes, issue 404


 
Last updated: 10-14-2009