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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 10/25/11
Contacts: David Christy , (916) 941-3146  
News Release No. CC-12-8

National Public Lands Day Event Planned at Goodale Campground


The Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office is inviting volunteers to help cleanup and rehabilitate Goodale Campground on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants can meet at the BLM office (351 Pacu Lane off Line Street) at 8 a.m. to carpool. The carpool will leave Bishop before 8:30 a.m.  Otherwise, meet on site at Goodale Campground at 9 a.m. 

Goodale Creek Campground is located approximately 30 miles south of Bishop and 30 miles north of Lone Pine off highway 395.  From highway 395, take the Goodale Road west (past the small town of Aberdeen) for approximately 2 miles to the campground.

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.  Please bring work gloves and wear work clothes, including long pants and closed toe shoes.  Sunscreen and hats are also advisable.  Tools and other work supplies will be provided.

Goodale Creek Campground was reconstructed this summer. During the redesign, a portion of the old campground was closed.  Volunteer work will help begin to rehabilitate the recently closed portion of the campground by establishing a nature trail, planting native seed and picking-up trash throughout the project area.

One third of America belongs to the public. In the Eastern Sierra, the percentage of public land ownership is even greater.  From the Alpine wilderness to low valleys stretching into the Mojave Desert, public lands make up this region and our local economies rely on them. And whether they’re managed by the city, state or federal government, everyone uses them, enjoying their many offerings.

In recognition of how important public lands are to society, National Public Lands Day was founded in 1994 to provide American citizenry with an opportunity to give back to the lands and help maintain them for future generations. 

Even though, the Goodale Creek Campground event is not taking place on the federally recognized date of Sept. 24, the event is still supporting the spirit of that day and the First Lady's Let’s Move Outside initiative as it engages families and youth to get outdoors and be active through hands-on fun activities.  The event will improve and restore the lands and facilities Americans use for recreation, education, exercise and just plain enjoyment.

For more information about the Goodale Creek Campground Volunteer Day, please contact Martin Oliver at (760) 872-5035 or Jeff Starosta at (760) 872-5032.  For more information about National Public Lands Day and a detailed listing of nationally scheduled volunteer events including local events, go to: www.publiclandsday.org.




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Last updated: 10-25-2011