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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
 
Release Date: 08/19/14
Contacts: 775-885-6107    
News Release No. CCDO 2014-046

BLM to Hold Open Houses for Adopt-a-Space Program


Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Sierra Front Field Office has launched the “Adopt-a-Space” Program to combat illegal dumping on public lands. Two open houses about the new program will be held on Thursday, August 21, from 4-6 p.m., and Saturday, August 23, from 9-11 a.m., at the Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road in Carson City. RSVP’s for the open houses are requested.

“This program facilitates creating public land stewards who will assist the BLM with keeping the public land free of litter so that all may enjoy,” said Leon Thomas, Field Manager. “We are looking for individuals, groups, schools, businesses, organizations and anyone who is interested in participating in this program.”

BLM staff will work closely with volunteer groups to guide them through the process of adopting a space. Pre-determined spots have been designated for the program. However, if there is an area in need of clean-up, BLM will work with individuals and groups to get it nominated and adopted.

“The BLM has combated illegal dumping on public lands for years. Not only is household trash being dumped, but other items including abandoned cars and boats, refrigerators, tires, hazardous materials and trigger trash,” Thomas stated.

For additional information please call 775-885-6000, email mhornsby@blm.gov, cgardner@blm.gov and adcallan@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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Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89701  

Last updated: 08-19-2014