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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 04/20/12
Contacts: Andrea Sinor, Cell 303-564-6492, andrea@voc.org    

Volunteers Needed for Trail Work in Dry Creek (04-20-12)


MONTROSE, Colo. – Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado in conjunction with the Montrose Public Lands Center invites the public to complete the missing link on a local loop trail that is very popular with ATV, dirt bike and mountain bike users. About 50 volunteers are needed to help build the new section of the Coyote Wash trail in the Dry Creek area. 

The original loop trail ran through a wash that impacted riparian areas.  This project involves the construction a new section of trail that will re-open the loop using the International Mountain Biking standards for multi-use. 

“Once complete, this popular trail will not only be sustainable, it will also offer all users the opportunity to enjoy great views of the West Elk and San Juan Mountain ranges,” said Katie Phillips, BLM volunteer and visitors services coordinator. 

In addition to rewarding work, free camping and meals will be provided for registered volunteers.

When:  Saturday, May 5 at 8 a.m. – Sunday, May 6 at noon
               
Where: Rim road staging area.

To Volunteer:  Volunteers must pre-register to ensure adequate quantities of tools, supplies and food.  Register via Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s Project Calendar at www.voc.org or call 303-715-1010.  The minimum age to volunteer is 14 and experience is not necessary.

About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a statewide nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to motivate and enable citizens to be active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources. Since 1984, VOC’s award-winning volunteer, youth, and training programs have engaged more than 63,000 youth and adults in caring for Colorado’s outdoors – a total donated labor value of over $16.5 million.  Throughout the year, volunteers are invited to participate in volunteer projects around the state, such as building and restoring trails, planting trees, and preserving historic structures on public lands.

About the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
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.



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: 04-20-2012