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Brookings couple honored as outstanding park hosts

May 18, 2016

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

The Treadwells were one of eight nominees for the award. In the last four years, the couple have logged over 11,500 hours of service in ten different locations. Park rangers nominated them for last year's work at Alfred A. Loeb State Park near Brookings.

The staff at Loeb thanked the Treadwells for helping out with projects before being asked and the couple's hard work saving park rangers so much extra time.

Host 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.