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National Public Lands Day at the Carrizo Plain National Monument

Sixty-five volunteers braved 102-degree heat at the Carrizo Plain National Monument to accomplish a variety of projects on National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers construct a fence around the Soda Lake parking lot.
Volunteers construct a fence around the Soda Lake parking lot

Volunteers work on the parking lot and restroom at Soda Lake
Volunteers work on the parking lot and restroom at Soda Lake

Work focused this year on projects around Soda Lake Overlook. “We resurfaced the trail, built a retaining wall around the restroom, painted the kiosk, built a perimeter fence around the parking area and poured cement for a new interpretive sign on the top of the hill,” said Ryan Cooper, BLM recreation planner.Volunteers of all ages participated in the event. “We had crafts for the kids and the Friends of Carrizo provided a barbecue lunch for all the volunteers,” he said.

National Public Lands Day is now the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to enhance the public lands that all Americans enjoy. In 2008, 120,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and planted over 1.6 million trees at sites throughout the country.


Volunteers pour a concrete pad for a new interpretive sign.
Volunteers pour a concrete pad for a new interpretive sign

- David Christy, 10/13/09

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 404


 
Last updated: 10-14-2009