Corps, Volunteers Row and Tell at Black Butte Lake

By Kenneth WrightApril 12, 2019

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers and Wilderness Inquiry volunteers teamed up at Black Butte Lake, California on April 11, 2019 to educate and train nearly 300 students from local elementary schools. Students from Orland's Fairview and Sierra View elementary schools learned how to safely navigate waterways in canoes and save others from drowning. The youngsters also learned important lessons about natural resources and the culture and history of the lake.
Because warm weather at Northern California's 22 state parks, seven state wildlife areas and nine national forests is drawing an increased number of visitors, rangers emphasized that water safety awareness and training is an important part of preparation for outdoor fun.
During the morning hours students were treated to an unexpected sight as 802 Air Boss aircrews from Chico-based Air Spray USA honed their firefighting skills by scooping up and airdropping lake water. (U.S. Army photo by Ken Wright)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers and Wilderness Inquiry volunteers teamed up at Black Butte Lake, California on April 11, 2019 to educate and train nearly 300 students from local elementary schools. Students from Orland's Fairview and Sierra View elementary schools learned how to safely navigate waterways in canoes and save others from drowning. The youngsters also learned important lessons about natural resources and the culture and history of the lake. Because warm weather at Northern California's 22 state parks, seven state wildlife areas and nine national forests is drawing an increased number of visitors, rangers emphasized that water safety awareness and training is an important part of preparation for outdoor fun. During the morning hours students were treated to an unexpected sight as 802 Air Boss aircrews from Chico-based Air Spray USA honed their firefighting skills by scooping up and airdropping lake water. (U.S. Army photo by Ken Wright) (Photo Credit: Kenneth Wright) VIEW ORIGINAL