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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 09/13/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 or  
  Rachel Sowards-Thompson , (707) 986-5400  
News Release No. NC-12-99

Volunteers Needed for King Range Trail Projects


Participants will Celebrate National Public Lands Day

Volunteers can help build new hiking and biking trails in the King Range National Conservation Area on California’s Lost Coast by participating in projects scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22.  The Bureau of Land Management will offer free camping and a barbecue for participants.

The projects are part of National Public Lands Day.

Mountain biking enthusiasts will bicycle about six miles to their project site on the Paradise Royale Trail.  Crews will complete various projects including clearing vegetation and back sloping the trail. Work will be strenuous.

Volunteers will gather at 10 a.m. at a meeting area on Shelter Cove Road about a quarter mile east of Chemise Mountain Road.  The meeting point will be signed.  Volunteers should bring mountain bikes, helmets, work gloves, lunch and water.

Those interested in building part of the new Hidden Valley Interpretive Trail should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the BLM King Range Project Office, 768 Shelter Cove Rd.

The BLM will provide tools for both projects.

Anyone interested should RSVP by calling the BLM King Range Office at (707) 986-5400.

After the work day, all volunteers will gather at the Tolkan Campground on King Peak Road for a barbecue and celebration.  Participants can camp free at the BLM’s Tolkan, Wailaki or Nadelos campgrounds on Sept. 21 and 22.

The official observance of National Public Lands Day (NLPD) is Saturday, Sept. 29, but projects have been scheduled on various days around the observance to increase opportunities for participation.

NLPD is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands.  Last year more than 170,000 volunteers worked at more than 2,000 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and many

U.S. territories planting trees, removing trash, building trails and clearing invasive plants.  Their contributions were estimated at $17 million.




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Last updated: 09-13-2012