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Date: April 28, 2008
Contact: Bill Monahan (605) 892-7003
Volunteers Needed At Fort Meade Recreation Area
On National Public Lands Day
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, May 3 for several projects at Fort Meade Recreation Area organized as part of National Public Lands Day.
Tasks include constructing a group campfire area, preparing the Alkali Creek picnic area and campground for the visitor season, and performing trail work.
Volunteer sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m., and project work will run from about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. An awards ceremony and free picnic lunch for volunteers will follow, hosted by the Bureau of Land Management.
Fort Meade Recreation Area is located two miles east of Sturgis. To reach the work site, take Exit 34 off Interstate 90 (Black Hills National Cemetery) and follow signs to the Alkali Creek Recreation Site.
This is the fifth year the BLM has organized volunteer work projects at Fort Meade as part of National Public Lands Day, the largest annual coast-to-coast, single-day volunteer restoration effort for America’s public lands. The BLM will host another volunteer work day at Fort Meade this fall.
For more information on the Fort Meade projects, contact Bill Monahan at the BLM South Dakota Field Office at 605-892-7003. To see a complete 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).