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Lewistown Field Office
Release Date: 06/08/09
Contacts: Craig Flentie 406-538-1943    

BLM Schedules National Public Lands Day Events

The BLM Lewistown Field Office is inviting citizen participation in four National Public Lands Day (NPLD) events in central Montana.

One NPLD event (a cleanup along the Upper Missouri River from Coal Banks Landing to Judith Landing) has already taken place. The remaining four events are scheduled throughout the summer and early fall. Here is a summary of the remaining events, dates and locations for your consideration: 

  • June 22---Volunteers and BLM will finish removing the barbed wire fence at the Wood Bottom Watchable Wildlife area.
  • July 10---Volunteers and BLM will install and dedicate a Metis interpretive panel at Ear Mountain on the Rocky Mountain Front; work on hard surfacing the nearby walking trail; and give the trailhead a general cleanup.
  • August 12---Volunteers and BLM will install a drip irrigation system throughout the campground at Coal Banks Landing.
  • September 12---Volunteers and BLM will give the James Kipp Recreation Area a general cleanup and complete various work projects throughout the campground. 
“Sandra Padilla, a BLM river ranger and NPLD coordinator in Lewistown, has done a great job of organizing a number of NPLD events for the public to participate in. I certainly appreciate her efforts to increase public involvement with public land management through NPLD events,” offered Lewistown District Manager, Stan Benes.
Over the past 16 years, NPLD has grown from a fledgling event involving a few citizen volunteers into an event that hosts thousands of volunteers across the country. 
NPLD is now among the largest of volunteer events designed to help citizens volunteer a day to clean up and fix up our public lands, and this year promises to be no exception.
Aside from a sense of accomplishment, there are several perks associated with volunteering for one or several of these events. Participants will receive a free day pass good at any fee site next year, a free t-shirt, lunch, refreshments and good company.  
For more detailed information about these National Public Lands Day events, contact Sandra Padilla, a BLM river ranger and NPLD coordinator, at 406-538-1916.

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 mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Lewistown Field Office   920 NE Main Street      Lewistown, MT 59457  

Last updated: 06-28-2012