U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 406
Hundreds turn out to improve Fort Ord lands
Hundreds of volunteers, from Scouts, to athletes from CSU-Monterey Bay, to members of the military, to members of various recreation clubs and the general public took part in a celebration of America’s public lands Saturday at Fort Ord.
The Army’s Base Realignment and Closure Office, the Army’s Presidio of Monterey, the Bureau of Land Management and the Fort Ord Reuse Authority - Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement Remediation Program combined National Public Lands Day and Make Difference Day events to improve public lands.
Approximately 340 volunteers turned out to:
“Thanks to the outstanding effort by volunteers, we were able to restore about five acres, maintain nearly one mile of trail, and collect native seeds for planting later this winter,” said Eric Morgan, BLM Fort Ord Public Lands project manager. “We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who turned out and we look forward to working with them as partners to care for our public lands”.
“This was the first year we combined National Public Lands Day with National Make a Difference Day and the joint effort exceeded everyone’s expectations”, Morgan said. “This was an outstanding example of what can be accomplished when we partner with others on a common goal,” he said. (more text below photos)
Awards were given to organizations and individuals to recognize their efforts at Fort Ord during a barbecue following the work projects. Recipients received an appreciation plaque from the BLM and a Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Sam Farr. Award recipients were:
- David Christy, BLM Central California District, with additional photos by Marcia deChadenedes, outdoor recreation planner, California Coastal National Monument
|Last updated: 10-28-2009|