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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 09/24/13
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

BLM to Host Volunteer Events and Red Rock Fee-Free for National Public Lands Day


Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 28 and October 5 with three volunteer events in Southern Nevada. BLM, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on September 28.  

  • Gold Butte Event – Held at Whitney Pockets on September 28, beginning at 8 a.m. Volunteers will assist by cleaning-up camping areas, repairing roads and monitoring road and trail conditions. Contact Carrie Ronning at 702-515-5143 or cronning@blm.gov for more information or to sign up.
  • Red Rock Canyon Event – Held at Willow Springs on September 28, beginning at 8 a.m. Volunteers will assist by painting bathrooms and garbage can, moving and tightening cable fence, spreading gravel, cleaning picnic tables, picking up trash and trimming trees and bushes. All volunteer slots for this event are taken.
  • Pahrump Event – Held on public land at the west end of Charleston Park on October 5, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Avenue in Pahrump. Volunteers will assist by removing illegally dumped trash and litter in the surrounding desert area. Contact Mark Chiger at 702-515-5166 or mchiger@blm.gov for more information or to sign up.

National Public Lands Day is an annual event that brings volunteers together to improve the country's largest natural resource - our public lands. It is expected that there will be more than 170,000 volunteers on approximately 2,000 sites throughout all 50 states. As the nation’s largest one-day volunteer event in support of public lands, National Public Lands Day volunteers’ efforts will equal more than $15 million in improvements.



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: 09-25-2013