Date: October 1, 2007
Contact: Mark Jacobsen (406) 233-2831
National Public Lands Day Draws Volunteers
The Bureau of Land Management Miles City Field Office hosted National Public Lands Day at Oil Pump Reservoir located south of Glendive in Prairie County Sept. 29.
The event started at 9:00 a.m. and a combined crew of 33 persons represented the BLM, Miles City, Baker, Glendive and Plevna. Accomplishments for the day included constructing and installing an aerator windmill, road improvements, pounding posts and stringing wire for a wildlife-friendly fence around the reservoir.
Each participant received a commemorative t-shirt and a pizza lunch. The volunteers were also awarded a coupon redeemable for entrance fees at public sites operated by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA Forest Service.
Oil Pump reservoir is located about 13.5 road miles south of the Glendive Short Pine OHV Area.
Every 100,000 volunteers who participated in National Public Lands Day in 2007 represented an additional $1.8 million worth of labor for America’s lands. This year marked the ninth consecutive year that Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. has sponsored the event.