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Michael Avalos: East Bay Park District Parkland Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Avalos, Michael
Interviewer(s):
Farrell, Shanna
Title:
Michael Avalos: East Bay Park District Parkland Oral History Project
Abstract:
Michael Avalos is a longtime East Bay Regional Park District employee who retired in 2015. He worked in various roles at Redwood Park, Lake Chabot, Tilden Park, Crown Beach, and Quarry Lake. In this interview, Avalos discusses his early life, moving around with his family, coming to the Bay Area in the 1970s, working at Yosemite National Park and in Washington State, returning to the Bay Area in 1985, starting with the EBRPD as a six-month Ranger, the various sites he worked on in the district, moving up the ranks, working at as a firefighter, retiring in 2015, and reflections on his career and role of the district in the Bay Area.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and the Environment
Interview date(s):
2018
Project:
East Bay Regional Park District
Rights:
Michael Avalos, “Michael Avalos: East Bay Park District Parkland Oral History Project” conducted by Shanna Farrell in 2018, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2019.