2013 National Public Lands Day Events Planned
WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2013
LOWER ROCK CREEK TRAIL IMPROVEMENT
Work on three miles of popular hiking and mountain biking trail along a shaded streamside at the base of steep canyon walls, with spectacular views of the Owens Valley. You'll cut back brush, clear tread, maintain wooden bridges, and pick up trash along the stream.
Meet at 8:30 am at the lower parking area (former Paradise Lodge) for free coffee and bagels before heading out on the trail from 9:00 am to about 1:00 pm. For safety wear hiking shoes or boots, long pants and long sleeve shirts. Water and snacks provided; bring a refillable water bottle if you have one. Carpool if possible (parking is limited).
Project partners: BLM Bishop Field Office, Friends of the Inyo, International Mountain Bike Association, Fat Bike Mammoth.
More information: Kirstin Heins, BLM recreation planner, (760) 872-5034
ALABAMA HILLS COMMUNITY SPIRIT DAY
Join in a cleanup of the scenic Alabama Hills on Saturday, September 28 and help prepare the area for the upcoming Lone Pine Film Festival (October 11-13).
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Lone Pine McDonald’s for a volunteer orientation breakfast courtesy of McDonald’s, or at 9:00 a.m. at the Alabama Hills information kiosks on Whitney Portal Road. Please bring gloves, a hat and sunscreen. Refreshments will be provided.
Project partners: BLM Bishop Field Office, Alabama Hills Stewardship Group
More information: Chris Langley, Inyo County Film Commissioner, (760) 937-1189 or Richard Williams, BLM recreation planner, (760) 872-5033
See the BLM California NPLD page for more events throughout the state.