Date: September 24, 2007
Contact: Bill Monahan 605-892-7003
Volunteers Needed for Ft. Meade Event
Volunteers are needed Saturday, Sept. 29, for a cleanup project at Fort Meade Recreation Area in conjunction with the 14th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD).
The project includes cleanup along the Sturgis Bike Path, and removing litter and deadfall along Bear Butte Creek. In return, participants will get lunch, t-shirts, and coupons good for a one-time free admission to fee sites on public lands managed by participating federal agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The volunteer projects were organized by the Bureau of Land Management. The city of Sturgis, Sturgis Business Council, local Boy Scouts, and students of Black Hills State University are supporting partners.
Volunteers should gather at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the parking lot near the statue of Col. Sturgis at Sturgis Park on Highway 34 at the east of town.
National Public Lands Day is the largest annual coast-to-coast, volunteer restoration effort for America’s public lands. It gives Americans an opportunity to give back to the very lands they use to hike, bike, ride, climb, swim, explore, picnic or just plain relax. By involving and educating volunteers at various sites across the country, NPLD maintains the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an army of 3 million Americans who in the 1930s countered the devastation of the Dust Bowl and the American chestnut blight by planting more than 3 billion trees, building 800 state parks, and fighting forest fires.
For more information, contact Bill Monahan of the Bureau of Land Management’s South Dakota Field Office at 605-892-7003. To see a list of NPLD sites, activities, contacts, and downloadable photos from past events, go to www.npld.com
, or call 1-800-VOL-TEER (800-865-8337).