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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 10/27/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis, 970-244-3097    

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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 10-27-2009