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Central California District
Release Date: 07/06/11
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-11-72

New Drinking Water Fountains Installed at Fort Ord

Thanks to donations by trail users, visitors to the Bureau of Land Management's Fort Ord Public Lands can now wet their whistles at the Creekside Terrace Trailhead.

There are two operating water fountains at this popular trailhead and even two pet fountains for dog walkers. For over a year, the fountains remained dry due to a shortage of funds to complete the project. Thanks to generous donations made by visitors, the project is now complete.

In addition to the fountains, the project includes a new fire hydrant at Creekside Terrace Road to improve fire protection.

"We are extremely thankful that visitors to Creekside Terrace Trailhead have made donations to complete this water project," Eric Morgan, BLM's Fort Ord manager.  "It is wonderful that citizens have opened their hearts and pocketbooks to make drinking water a reality at Creekside."

The water project caps off the finishing touches to the Creekside Terrace Trailhead that was open for public use in 2006.  The water is not only a welcome addition for visitors who are thirsty, but also improves options for native plant landscaping and helps with restroom maintenance.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 07-07-2011