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Winnemucca District Office
Release Date: 09/12/13
Contacts: Mark Turney , 775-623-1541 ,
News Release No. WDO 2013-028

BLM needs you to camp out and clean up

BLM to Host National Public Lands Day Event on September 21

Winnemucca, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, together with Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of the Black Rock/High Rock and Friends of Nevada Wilderness, will host a National Public Lands Day event on September 21 at Soldier Meadows. Soldier Meadows is located within the Black Rock/High Rock National Conservation Area.

An overnight opportunity for volunteers starts Friday, Sept. 20 and ends Sunday, Sept. 22 with activities planned for each night. Camping places are available either at the Soldier Meadows cabin or adjacent areas. Volunteers can arrive at any time on Friday. Toilets will be available but there are no shower facilities.

A bring your own community dinner is planned for Friday night and a Dutch oven cook-off will take place Saturday night with winners receiving awards. Bring your favorite camp foods, sit down to a meal with fellow volunteers and make some new friends. Horseshoes and a croquet tournament will finish the festivities Saturday evening.

Volunteer activities will occur Saturday Sept. 21 starting at 9 a.m. at Soldier Meadows. Activities include campsite, trail and cabin cleanup, minor fence repair, light painting inside the cabin and canal maintenance at Mud Meadows. All supplies and equipment will be provided for all the day’s activities.

Soldier Meadows cabin is located approximately 50 miles north of Gerlach on Soldier Meadows Road. The road to the cabin is not paved, but is in good condition; however, the BLM highly recommends a four-wheel drive vehicle with a least one spare tire. Volunteers should also be prepared for long exposure to the sun, wind and possible sudden thunderstorms.

For more information, please contact Greg Page at (775) 623-1500 or at

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.

Winnemucca District Office   5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd      Winnemucca, NV 89445  

Last updated: 09-20-2013