U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 04/20/12|
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
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)
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. 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: 04-20-2012|
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