U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
California

News.bytes News.bytes Extra, issue 251

Volunteers turn out for National Public Lands Day, improve lands along South Fork of American River

Users of BLM-managed lands along the South Fork of the American River, from bluebirds to horseback riders, will benefit from work performed there Saturday in honor of National Public Lands Day.

About 100 volunteers and BLM employees turned out for projects at the Dave Moore Nature Area, Greenwood Creek parcel, and Cronan Ranch. The Girl Scouts of America is an NPLD partner and Girl Scout and Brownies earned their National Public Lands Day badges by building and installing bluebird nest boxes. Equestrian groups helped install hitching posts and trail users put in water bars and culverts.

"I would like to sincerely thank everyone who turned out to help, especially Barbara Williams, our volunteer coordinator who organized this project," said Bill Haigh, BLM Folsom Field Office manager. "These public lands are a valuable recreational resource." Haigh was joined in remarks by Mike Pool, BLM state director, and Emma Suarez, associate solicitor of the Department of the Interior for Natural Resources.

BLM was assisted by the American River Conservancy, a partner in acquiring and enhancing public lands around the American River. Other partners in this national event are the Take Pride in America and the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation.

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BLM's Folsom Field Office volunteer coordinator - and a volunteer herself - discusses the day's work assignments
BLM's Folsom Field Office volunteer coordinator - and a volunteer herself - discusses the day's work assignments

BLM California State Director Mike Pool consults with one of the day's many workers
BLM California State Director Mike Pool consults with one of the day's many workers


- DChristie, 10/06
- Photos: JPickering


BLM California News.bytes, issue 251