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BLM Nevada News
ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-045
FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, July 25, 2007
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov
  
Desert Racers Join BLM to Clean Up Public Lands
  
Ely, Nev. – A desert racing motorcycle club has joined with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to clean up the public lands in eastern Nevada.
 
Members of the Coyotes of Ely worked with BLM employees from the Ely Field Office on Saturday to remove trash and an abandoned recreational vehicle from the Ragsdale Spring area, north of the high desert community.
 
Dan Falge, a Coyotes member, said the club project was sparked when riders competing in a BLM-permitted event last month discovered the debris.
 
“We couldn’t leave this mess – no way,” said Falge.
 
David Jeppesen, BLM Ely Field Office outdoor recreation specialist, said the Coyotes are good land stewards.
 
“The Coyotes are very responsible. They care about the public lands,” Jeppesen said.
 
The family-oriented Coyotes have approximately 50 members, ages seven to 45. The Coyotes are a member of the Motorcycle Racing Association of Nevada.
 
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Last updated: 07-18-2007