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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 04/23/13
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

Volunteer Clean-up Scheduled in West Las Vegas on May 11


Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office, Get Outdoors Nevada and Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown will be conducting a volunteer clean-up on the eastern edge of Lone Mountain on Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Volunteers will to help remove illegally dumped trash and litter in the area between the Lone Mountain Park and the base of Lone Mountain.

Efforts will involve walking in the desert, bending over and picking up trash.  Sturdy shoes, a hat and sunblock are recommended.  The BLM will provide snacks, water, trash bags, gloves and hand tools.

Registration begins on site at 8:30 a.m., the clean-up will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In Southern Nevada, BLM sponsors about 10 volunteer clean-up events each year.  Last year, volunteers remove 270 yards of trash from public lands.  This amount equals an 80 story building that is three feet wide or almost 39 standard dump trucks.

For more information or to sign up, contact Mark Chiger at the BLM, (702) 515-5166 or mchiger@blm.gov.



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.
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Last updated: 04-23-2013