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Release Date: 11/07/12
Contacts: Lori Cook, Public Affairs Specialist 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560    

National Public Lands Day Celebration in Bullhead City

Lake Havasu, Ariz. – A National Public Lands Day celebration will be held at the Colorado River Nature Center in Bullhead City, Arizona, on Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 9 a.m. until noon.  The public is invited to attend the free event.  Bullhead City, Arizona Game and Fish Department, the Friends of the Colorado River Nature Center, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office are co-sponsors for the celebration.

“There will be something for everyone this year,” said BLM Lake Havasu National Public Lands Day coordinator Jen House. “Some of the events planned include nature and history presentations, interactive information booths, bird watching, archery, and volunteer projects such as vegetation pruning and trash clean up.”

There will be food, free items, and prizes.  House added that the day’s activities will be especially fun for school kids.

“There will also be an opportunity to try kayaking (with a donation) and a free fishing clinic, so don’t forget to bring your hats and sunscreen, and if you are going to help with the volunteer projects, don’t forget to bring gloves,” continued House. 

The Colorado River Nature Center is located at the southwest end of Bullhead City, Arizona, adjacent to the Colorado River.  The Center is managed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bullhead City, and BLM.  It is a popular recreation area with hiking, fishing, picnicking, and wildlife viewing opportunities. The lush wetland vegetation provides habitat for a wide variety of wildlife including waterfowl and resident and migratory birds.

To get to the Colorado River Nature Center take Route 95 south from Bullhead City about seven miles, then turn west on Richardo Avenue.

For more information about the event, please contact Jen House at 928-505-1200.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 04-06-2015