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Yuma Field Office
Release Date: 11/20/12
Contacts: Lori Cook, Public Affairs Specialist 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560    

BLM and AGFD Clean Up Recreation Areas

Yuma, Ariz. – To celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) and the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD), and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) have teamed up to help clean up recreation sites in the Yuma vicinity.  Please join us for the NPLD Clean Up event on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 8 to noon.  The staging area for the event will be at Mittry Lake Recreation Area, which is approximately 8 miles northeast of Yuma.

 All volunteers will meet at the staging area to register and receive a safety briefing.  Upon completion of the briefing, you will be assigned a recreation area to clean such as Fortuna Pond, Redondo Pond, Mittry Lake, etc.

Everyone interested in keeping public lands beautiful is encouraged to attend.  We will have free t-shirts for the first 100 volunteers and hot dogs at the end of the event.  Don’t forget to bring your gloves, hats, and sunscreen.

Directions to Mittry Lake Recreation Area:  Turn north off Highway 95 at 7 E.  Follow 7E until it turns into a dirt road.  Continue on the dirt road approximately 2 miles to Mittry Lake Boat Ramp.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Cook at 928-317-3243 or Chris Bedinger at 928-342-0091.

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