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2013 National Public Lands Day Events

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort for our public lands. In 2012, an estimated 175,000 volunteers participated in events at over 2,200 sites across the United States and its territories.

Join Arizona BLM this year in event's around the state.

NPLD Event
Date & Time
Project Description

Grand Canyon-Parashant and Las Vegas Field Office 
(joint event)

Driving Directions

NOTE! Starting time for this event has changed from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m. 

Sept. 28, 2013
8:00 am – 5 pm
Meet at Whitney Pocket at 8:00 a.m.

Clean-up of camping areas, road repair, and road and trail condition monitoring.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome and will receive a free lunch!

Trash bags, gloves, equipment and water will be available for volunteers.

Scott Sticha
(435) 688-3377 or

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument California Condor Release

more information ...

Sept. 28, 2013
Condor Viewing Site
Directions:  Take Highway 89A from Kanab, UT/Page, AZ to the Vermilion Cliffs (from Flagstaff or Page take Highway 89 to Highway 89A). Turn north onto BLM Road 1065 (a dirt road next to the small house just east of the Kaibab Plateau) and continue almost 3 miles.
California Condors will be released to the wild from the Condor Viewing Site on Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. The release will take place at 11 a.m. (AZ time). Spotting scopes will be set up and experts will be available to answer questions. Activities will occur from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring binoculars, sunscreen, water and a snack. There is a restroom at the site.
Kevin Wright
(435) 688-3241 or

Antelope Canyon Trailhead (north of Mt. Tipton Wilderness)

more information ...

Sept. 28, 2013
7:30 am – 2:00 pm
LDS Church Parking lot
Dolan Springs, AZ (off of Pierce Ferry Road)
Trail construction with shovels, picks, rakes.
Matt Driscoll
(928) 718-3736 or

Partner’s Point

more information ...

Sept. 28, 2013
7:30am - 10:00am
Lake Havasu, AZ
BLM Field Office
2610 Sweetwater Ave.
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Bundling brush piles, filling sandbags and tying them to bundles, sorting recycling, beautifying the tortoise pen, and helping drop bundled piles into the lake.
(928) 505-1200 

Mittry Lake Recreation Area

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Sept. 28, 2013
8:00am – noon
Eight miles northeast of Yuma. Turn north off Highway 95 at 7E. Follow 7E until it turns into a dirt road. Continue on the dirt road approximately 2 miles to Mittry Lake Boat Ramp.
Recreation Site Cleanup.
Chris Bedinger
(928) 342-0091

Ironwood Forest National Monument

more information...

Sept. 28, 2013
7:30 - 10:30 am
Marana Airport on Avra Valley Road. High Clearance vehicles are needed.
Improve bighorn sheep habitat. Help remove vegetation around water catchments to provide wildlife with a clean and safe supply of water.
Darrell Tersey
(520) 258-7218 or
Black Rock Road Shooting Area Cleanup
Sept. 28, 2013
8:00am – noon
Safford, AZ
BLM Field Office
711 14th Ave
Safford, AZ
Clean and remove all trash from an area of approximately 5 acres. Install appropriate signage.
James Ford
(928) 348-4400 or

Empire Ranch Foundation’s Wild About the Grasslands!

more information....

Sept. 28, 2013
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Empire Ranch Headquarters
Take I-10 east from Tucson, to exit for Route 83, proceed south on Route 83 approximately 18 miles to gravel road on your left between mile post 40 and 39. Watch for Historic Empire Ranch sign on the right side of the highway. Turn east (left) onto gravel road and follow for 3 miles to the Empire Ranch House on left.
Trail maintenance, litter pick up, geocaching 101 course, guided nature hikes, and ribbon cutting ceremony for new visitor information signs. Hands-on activities for the whole family.
Catie Fenn
(520) 258-7204