U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Eastern States Office of External Affairs
|Release Date: 09/20/13|
Celebrate 2013 National Public Lands Day
Lorton, Va. – On Saturday, September 28, we invite you to join volunteers around the nation who will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. They’ll be taking part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in our country. This year, NPLD celebrates its 20th Anniversary!
WHO: Bureau of Land Management employees and volunteers
WHAT: Perimeter fence painting (gloves, supplies, water and paint provided)
WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2013
TIME: 9:00 a.m. until noon
WHERE: Mustang Trail Head, 10702 Harley Road, Lorton, Va.
CONTACT: Diane Hendry, phone: (703) 339-8561; cell: (703) 801-6463.
In 2012, about 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,206 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. 2012 was the biggest NPLD in the history of the event.
Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of caring for public lands. Meadowood hopes you will consider lending a hand for a few hours on Saturday morning, September 28. The perimeter fence painting that was started last year on 2012 NPLD, has made such an obvious difference to the boundary fencing at Meadowood. Even the horses seem to notice.
Painting progress can be seen by visiting Meadowood’s web site at http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/fo/lpfo_html/events_calendar.html We hope to see you at Meadowood on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 9:00 am. Everyone is welcome and lunch will be provided at noon.
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.
|Last updated: 09-20-2013|
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