U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
|Release Date: 06/08/09|
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:
“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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Lewistown Field Office 920 NE Main Street Lewistown, MT 59457
|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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