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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles


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For Immediate Release: 5/7/2015

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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park to Celebrate New Visitor Center

Contact:

Brett Mizeur

christopher.mizeur@parks.ca.gov

530-335-2777

 

Burney, CA.-California State Parks and the McArthur-Burney Falls Interpretive Association invite the public to the grand opening of their new Visitor Center on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The new Visitor Center features a variety of exhibits and artifacts that display some of the local history of California.

“This center has been a long time coming, and will definitely enhance our visitor’s experience to the park,” said Cascade Sector Superintendent Lori Martin. “It will introduce our visitors to the things that make this place special, from its unique flora and fauna, geology, cultural history and recreational opportunities. I am especially interested in seeing our visitors utilize the science lab area which is designed to offer a chance for hands on exploration.”

This free event will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday May 17th. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony the center will be open for visitors and will include ranger led activities and refreshments.

For more information about McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, please contact park staff at 530-335-2777, or visit the California State Parks website at http://www.parks.ca.gov/.

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To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.