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News.bytes Extra, issue 491

BLM-California and other Interior agencies at the California State Fair

BLM-California continues to work with other agencies at the California State Fair, July 14-31, 2011 -- to help teach wildfire awareness and prevention, and to celebrate America's Great Outdoors. Camp Smokey continues its fire education program as it has in previous years, and at Discovery Island the Bureau of Land Management joins the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation and National Park Service in displays and children's activities promoting awareness of the adventures awaiting on America's public lands.

fair visitors learn about a firefighters' protective suit, from one of the volunteers at Camp Smokey
At CAmp Smokey, visitors learn about firefighting gear, and what to do in the event of fire.

a young girl and several youth look toward a little house with animal puppets
A young visitor is at the head of the class for a fire prevention lesson taught by forest animal puppets.

a man laughs at a comment from a group of people
At the entrance to Discovery Island, BLM Central California public affairs officer Dave Christy and fair visitors react to a comment from a young visitor examining tule elk horns and a condor display.

a smiling family poses outside under the trees, in front of a green fabric backdrop
A family poses in front of a "green screen" to have their photo taken and transposed onto one of several scenic locations.

America's Great Outdoors features a family paddling a canoe

More photos from Discovery Island at the California State Fair, 2011.

Learn more about the America's Great Outdoors initiative


PREVENT WILDFIRES: Protect your home. Create 100 feet of defensible space. In California, the number of homes and businesses is growing in the Wildland Urban Interface -- and fire is an increasing threat. Reduce your home's fire danger by taking responsibility today.

- 7/28/11 -

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Last updated: 07-29-2011