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News.bytes Extra, issue 501

National Public Lands Day – Alabama Hills

Warm temperatures with a chance of thunder storms greeted the volunteers who came out to help pick up trash in the Alabama Hills.

The Alabama Hills Film Festival and the Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office sponsored the Community Spirit Day cleanup of the Alabama Hills on Sept. 24, which is also National Public Lands Day.

In addition to the outstanding granite formations and being situated below Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous United States) the area is also famous as the filming location of many movies, commercials and TV series.

This year’s cleanup event focused around Lone Ranger Canyon. This area is important in the history of the Lone Ranger since it is where the outlaws ambushed the Texas Rangers, killing all but one. That one person was rescued by the American Indian Tonto and became the Lone Ranger.

National Public Lands Day is the largest annual coast-to-coast, single-day volunteer restoration effort for America's public lands.

A little girls is looking down at a sports drink she is holding
Coco enjoys some of the refreshments served after the work was done.

Group picture of the cleanup team
The crew, from left; Keith Perkins (BLM), Russ Monroe, Dione Perkins (BLM), Waren Fellows, Mike Prather, Bernadette Lovato (BLM), Linda Hubbs, Kevin Mazzu, Coco, Carolyn Downs, Chris Langley.


-Richard D. Williams, BLM Recreational Planner, 10-4-11

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Last updated: 10-07-2011