The Carson River Festival, May 10, ended with a ceremony at Buckland Station to recognize Supervisor Jim Prida and his career with Nevada State Parks.

Prida, a graduate in Outdoor Recreation Management from the University of Nevada, Reno, began his career with Nevada State Parks at Ft. Churchill in 1974 as a park interpreter. Serving at parks throughout the state, he finished his 34 year career by spending the past 18 years as the supervisor of Ft. Churchill State Historic Park.

“I feel so honored with this ceremony.” said Prida “It is a wonderful gesture. It blows me away and makes my year. My career couldn’t have ended any better.”

River Wranglers hosted the celebration at Buckland Station where a commemorative tree was planted to mark a long and successful career. The silver maple tree was donated by Community Roots, a Dayton nursery.

“Jim Prida and River Wranglers worked together through the years.” remarked Linda Conlin, coordinator of River Wranglers. “We want to mark the end of his successful career and commend him for the Buckland Station restoration project which was a highlight of his later years with the park system.”

River Wranglers hosted the gathering at Buckland Station with refreshments. The afternoon festivities ended with a tour of Buckland Station led by Supervisor Jim Prida.