U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 424
Volunteer cleanup, Wildflower Festival highlight NLCS celebration at monument
The National Landscape Conservation System 10th Anniversary Monument Clean-up was a huge success. On February 27th and 28th more than 100 volunteers came to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center to honor the NLCS with their hard work. Volunteers removed invasive mustard, picked up trash, did trail maintenance, removed Cholla clones, and more. We teamed up with the Give a Day, Get a Disney Day program, which meant volunteers got free Disneyland tickets for participating. We had a lot of families show up, help out and learn more about their NLCS. (text continues below)
This was a great kick-off for the wildflower season -- and in fact, the very next weekend, the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument hosted the Wildflower Festival. Activities included games, crafts, face painting, and animal exhibits in the "Kids Zone." Visitors also could take advantage of guided hikes, workshops, raffles, food sales and live music. Proceeds benefitted Friends of the Desert Mountains in support of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument.
- Emily B. Hoerner, BLM park ranger, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, March 2010
|Last updated: 03-25-2010|
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