U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 11/13/09|
MEDIA ADVISORY:BLM to Recognize Hundreds of Public Lands Volunteers
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office will celebrate the accomplishments of its strong and diverse volunteer work force at a reception Nov. 18 in Grand Junction.
Hundreds of past and present volunteers have been invited to attend the second annual Thanks-for-Giving Volunteer Celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Museum of Western Colorado, 248 South 4th St. in Grand Junction.
The media is invited to attend and cover the event. Accomplishments of the volunteer program for 2009 will be announced during the event.
Volunteers performed a variety of tasks, including monitoring and maintaining the shooting range, assisting the Wild Horse Program, surveying archaeology sites, monitoring wildlife and endangered plant species, building and maintaining trails, and assisting with visitor services.
What: BLM Volunteer Fest 2009
When: Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Museum of Western Colorado, Whitman Center
Who: Hundreds of BLM Volunteers & Partners
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 11-13-2009|
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