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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
California Desert District
 
Release Date: 08/19/10
Contacts: Stephen Razo , 951-697-5217  
  Email: , srazo@ca.blm.gov  
News Release No. CA-CDD-10-95

BLM Announces Expansion of Jawbone Station Visitor Center


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ridgecrest Field Office, along with the Friends of Jawbone, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Jawbone Station Visitor Center on Thursday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m. at the facility located on Highway 14 approximately 20 miles north of the town of Mojave at 28111 Jawbone Canyon Road, Cantil, California. 

The ceremony initiates the addition of an educational wing that will house additional interpretive displays along with a multi-purpose room to facilitate onsite programs and presentations. A second work center building will also be constructed to provide staff and volunteers needed workspace during field operations intended to help manage, maintain, and enhance the recreational opportunities of the public land resources found throughout the region.

The concept of the Jawbone Station Visitor Center originated in 1986 as a solution for the need of greater agency presence in the region to better serve public land visitors and to further public land management goals. Since the fall of 1995, when the facility first opened, it has become a popular stop for visitors coming to the region as well as those just passing through which has caused the facility to exceed  current capacity.  

Ceremony organizers invite the public to participate and to also make plans to spend the Labor Day holiday weekend in the spectacular Jawbone area.  

For more information, contact the BLM Ridgecrest Field Office at (760) 384-5400 or the Jawbone Station Visitor Center at (760) 373-1146.




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Last updated: 08-19-2010