Maintenance worker Cody Mee died in a traffic accident while on his way into work on the morning of December 2nd. The accident occurred on Highway 299 near Redding. Cody first worked at Whiskeytown for the resource management division as an intern with the park archeologist, cataloging resources and then treating resources during and after the 2008 fires. He continued working with the facility management division as a laborer and work leader for the YCC youth crew, supervising six local high school-age youth employees on numerous projects and maintenance activities. Cody was a very talented welder and his handiwork can be seen throughout the park, including the fabrication of a masterly crafted lumber rack, road gates, safety handrails at Whiskeytown Falls, and custom bat gates that protect abandoned mines. He’s been described as “a bright young man headed for big time success. He had this incredible energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love for his work in the park.” A memorial service will be held December 12th at the Intermountain Fairgrounds in McArthur, California, at 1 p.m. Cody will be remembered for his incredible smile, his great work ethic and infectious attitude.