U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 402
Barstow Field Office marks National Public Lands Day with restoration and cleanup
Nearly 70 people showed up for the National Public Lands Day volunteer event held by BLM-California's Barstow Field Office. With their efforts, the Poste Homestead Improvement Project was highly successful. Registration began at 7:00 a.m. in 29 Palms, with participants ready to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand on public lands. Volunteers were shuttled to the site where they worked on the massive cleanup and restoration of the homestead. (text continues below)
...restored two illegal routes using the “vertical mulching” technique...
After the work ended, the volunteers collected their NPLD T-shirts and were treated to a fantastic barbecued chicken lunch prepared by the Palms Restaurant. The volunteers were delightfully entertained by a talented local “all women” band during lunch. Volunteers enjoyed the wildlife display from Dr. Mike Glassey, a medical entomologist who works with the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division at Ft. Irwin. His display includes birds, insects, tortoises, spiders, small mammals, and a lot of great information on desert wildlife. Other displays were set up by Park Ranger Dora McKeever from the Mojave Preserve, Alex Misiura from the Integrated Training Area Management at Ft. Irwin NTC, and Pat Flanagan from the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Guest speakers for the event were BLM Resource Branch Chief, Mickey Quillman, and Phil Klasky from Community ORV Watch. All expressed their gratitude to the volunteers for their participation in the day’s activities.
- Rose Beardshear, BLM-California Barstow Field Office, 9/28/09
|Last updated: 09-30-2009|