U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 05/23/13|
Desert Goblins to Get Treats for Trash
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Ghosts, goblins, and … trash?
Why not? There’s nothing scarier than a dirty desert, and the BLM Grand Junction Field Office is offering an opportunity for folks to get their scare on early this Halloween.
Grab your capes, cloaks and brooms and help the BLM sweep the desert clean at the Halloween Desert Clean-Up on Saturday October 31. The event is a great opportunity for families and friends to get a jump-start on Halloween festivities while doing something positive for the community, and there’s still time to register as a volunteer!
What: Desert Clean-up and Costume Party
When: Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2009. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Who: Kids and adults of all ages.
Where: Meet at 27 1/4 Road north of Grand Junction, at the end of the pavement near the cattle guard. We'll fan out from this point on foot and in vehicles to collect trash. All the trash will be hauled back to this staging area and loaded into trailers. High clearance vehicles that can haul trash (pickups, ATVs, etc.) will be helpful, so bring 'em if you've got 'em.
Get Involved: Sign up online at www.volunteeroutdoors.net. Click the "Search" button then enter keyword "Halloween" and click "Search" again. Click on the Halloween Desert Clean-up opportunity and follow the registration steps. Here is the direct link to the registration page: http://www.volunteeroutdoors.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=Opportunities.View&Opportunity_ID=2778
You may also sign up by calling Kris Adams (970-241-1027 ext. 16) or the BLM (970-244-3000).
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
|Last updated: 10-27-2009|
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