Two very special people received the Poppy Award for exemplary volunteer service at last night’s docent appreciation dinner. Congratulations to you both!!

Dexter Hardcastle was honored for his work on a naturalist guide of plants and animals commonly found at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

Jim Allday was honored for his leadership of the popular Creek Critters program.

The Poppy Award is presented to outstanding individuals that have made a significant contribution and commitment to protecting, enhancing and/or advocating for California’s state parks.