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Oregon Parks and Recreation Department honors outstanding park hosts

May 18, 2017

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has recognized Bob and Gay Treadwell of Brookings, and Mel and Mary Magers of Arizona as recipients of the 2016 Gen Angdahl Award, honoring outstanding park hosts.

OPRD is honoring the Treadwells for last year's volunteer work at Alfred A. Loeb State Park near Brookings. The couple have logged over 11,500 hours hosting the last four years at 10 different locations.

The Magers have logged over 3,700 hours of volunteer work, spending last year at Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site near John Day.

Also nominated were Dave and Amy Getzlaff, Ray and Donna Smith, Silvio Castelli, Steve Ostlund, Dennis Kreutel and Bill Wilson.

Volunteer duties include unloading firewood, moving picnic tables, repairing sprinkler heads and cleaning equipment.

Gen Angdahl was a longtime park host who logged over 10,000 hours of volunteer service. After her death in 1997, OPRD established the award as a way to honor her 10 years of service. It recognizes hosts for their outstanding volunteer contributions, including park maintenance and interpretive work.