U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 253
Salmon Festival a hit
Thousands of people got a hands-on education in resource management at the annual American River Salmon Festival.
An estimated 23,000 people attended the festival Oct. 14 and 15 at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. The festival was started a decade ago to educate people about stewardship of the river, conservation, responsible recreation and the wildlife in the region.
Festival-goers visited exhibits on resource management issues from fish to mountain lions, viewed salmon at the fish ladder and fed fingerlings.
The BLM Folsom Field Office sponsored a booth at the festival. Peggy Cranston from the BLM office was a festival exhibit coordinator who also staffed the exhibit. “It was a great opportunity to educate people about BLM and our management of river resources,” she said. “We had a steady stream of people going through the booth.
The booth included photos of scenery and activities in the field office area and information on BLM programs from wild horses to fire safety.
Photo by Barb Williams, BLM Folsom Field Office volunteer
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