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Posted 6/15/2016

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By Elizabeth Lockyear
Public Affairs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Natural Resource Management Specialists Andrew Wastell and Francisco Salazar represented the Albuquerque District at the National Get Outdoors Day event at Tingly beach, June 11, 2016. 

The District’s table at the Albuquerque event focused on water safety and provided information on recreation opportunities at District projects. Wastell and Salazar talked with attendees about what to look for in a life jacket and answered many questions on zebra mussels, an aquatic invasive species. 

 “We made 80 direct contacts. Many of the people that visited our table have been to our Cochiti project and said they had a great time there,” said Salazar.

The 9th annual National Get Outdoors Day was a partnership among federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry at sites across the nation to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun with the main goals of reaching currently underserved populations and first-time visitors to public lands, and reconnecting youth to the great outdoors.

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