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July 19, 2007
Camp Rosenbaum and Oregon Senator Betsy Johnson to dedicate new fishing dock on Slusher Lake
 
Senator Betsy Johnson (D-OR) will help dedicate a new fishing dock on Slusher Lake at Camp Rilea in Warranton, Ore., at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, July 23, 2007. This event coincides with a week of activities planned for Camp Rosenbaum.

The public and the media are invited to attend the event.

Construction of the new dock was made possible through generous contributions by the following organizations:
- The Samuel Johnson Foundation
- The Camp Rosenbaum Foundation
- The Astoria Kiwanis Club
- Lisa Edgington / Nike
- 142 Civil Engineering Squadron
- Camp Rilea MWR Fund

Camp Rosenbaum is an annual Youth Citizenship Camp organized by the Oregon National Guard, Housing Authorities of Oregon and Southwest Washington, the Portland Police Bureau, and other public safety and non-government organizations. The nationally-recognized camp hosts approximately 170 at-risk youth, ages 9 - 11 from around the Willamette Valley, Astoria and Portland-Vancouver Metro area. The children enjoy a week of fun-filled activities designed to boost self-confidence and self-determination, while learning citizenship skills in teamwork and sharing.

Photos:
 
100_3967.JPG... Personnel from the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Civil Engineering Squadron, work on the new fishing dock at Slusher Lake, located at the Camp Rilea Training Site in Warrenton, Ore., on June 28, 2007. Seven members from the unit, Tracy Crews, an Oregon North Coast STEP Biologist from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and two retired Oregon Air Guardsmen spent worked long hours to complete the dock. The dock is used by children who attend the annual Camp Rosenbaum at-risk youth camp at the facility.

100_3987.JPG... Personnel from the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Civil Engineering Squadron, work on the new fishing dock at Slusher Lake, located at the Camp Rilea Training Site in Warrenton, Ore., on June 28, 2007. Seven members from the unit, Tracy Crews, an Oregon North Coast STEP Biologist from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and two retired Oregon Air Guardsmen spent worked long hours to complete the dock. The dock is used by children who attend the annual Camp Rosenbaum at-risk youth camp at the facility.

100_4007.JPG... Photo of the finished dock.

Photo Credit: All photos contributed by Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) Joe Buxton
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Sandy Snavely
Camp Rosenbaum Public Relations Representative
 503-492-9088 or 503-702-6182
 
Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy
Camp Rosenbaum Public Information Representative
 503-784-9295