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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Central California District
 
Release Date: 05/29/14
Contacts: David Christy (916) 941-3146    
News Release No. CC-14-44

Travertine Volunteer Cleanup Day a Success


A recent volunteer cleanup day near Bridgeport was described by participants as a "huge success."

The cleanup was organized by the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office in partnership with the Bridgeport Indian Colony, Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership, Friends of the Inyo, and employees from Patagonia in Reno, Nev. Last week the partners combined resources to pick up trash and debris in an old target shooting area next to the Travertine Hot Springs Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Over thirty people came out to help with the cleanup.

BLM's Bishop Field Office manager Steve Nelson expressed his thanks to all the participants in this effort. "Volunteer projects like this clearly make a difference and help us leave our public lands better off for future generations. I deeply appreciate the work that everyone involved put into cleaning up the old shooting area."

John Glazier, tribal chairman of the Bridgeport Indian Colony, also expressed his appreciation for the cleanup effort. "The tribe appreciates the cooperative effort of those that made this cleanup near Travertine Hot Springs possible."

"This is what the power of partnership is capable of," said Jeff Hunter of the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership.

According to Nelson, Justin Nalder from the Bridgeport Indian Colony and Jeff Hunter from the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership were instrumental in moving the project forward. "Justin and Jeff were pivotal to our ability to successfully implement this project. Thanks largely to their efforts, the volunteer cleanup day near Travertine Hot Springs was a huge success," he said.

Mono County, in partnership with the Bridgeport Gun Club, recently opened a new shooting range near the junction of Highway 182 and Masonic Road just northeast of Bridgeport. Area shooting enthusiasts are encouraged to use the new facility.

For more information contact Rich Williams, BLM outdoor recreation planner, at (760) 872-5033 or email at rdwillia@blm.gov.




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