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Northern California District
Release Date: 10/23/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. NC-13-12

BLM State Director Honors Trinidad Students as Coastal Monument 'Rock Stars'

Students from the Trinidad Union School District were recognized today as Rock Stars of the Bureau of Land Management’s California Coastal National Monument.

BLM California State Director Jim Kenna honored three groups of students from Trinidad Union School for finding creative ways to encourage their friends and families to discover the Monument. The Monument comprises more than 20,000 small islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles between Mexico and Oregon. Trinidad is one of several coastal cities and towns designated as a Monument Gateway Community.

“One of the most important things we do is connecting youth with the outdoors,” Kenna told a crowd gathered at the Trinidad Monument Lighthouse this afternoon.  “When they discover public lands it can be the start of a lifetime of discovery and enjoyment of the outdoors. We are so proud of these students that we’ve decided they are Rock Stars.”

Kenna gave out awards for the following projects:

Kenna also announced completion of a five-year strategy for managing conservation lands including the California Coastal National Monument, the King Range National Conservation Area and the Headwaters Forest Reserve.  The National Conservation Lands Five-Year Strategy is available online here:


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