Children from Maple Elementary School take a nature walk with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers and leaders at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Carmichael, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011. The event was in support of President Barack Obamaâs Americaâs Great Outdoors Initiative, established in April 2010, to reconnect the American people with the outdoors. 'Today was all about connecting kids with nature,â said Col. Bill Leady, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, which hosted the event. âBeing outdoors is so important; not just for our health, but for understanding the natural world that we belong to. We all have a responsibility to help protect it, and as the nation's environmental engineers, it's important for us to share that message,' he said. Leady (second from right) was joined by Col. Mike Wehr (far left), commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy (center). (U.S. Army photo/ Michael J. Nevins)
May 5, 2014
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