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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Richfield Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/26/13
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey, (435) 865-3032    

Volunteers Needed for National Public Lands Day Projects Sept. 28


Richfield, Utah—Volunteers of all ages are invited to join Bureau of Land Management Utah (BLM) employees from the Richfield Field Office on Sept. 28, 2013, to mark the twentieth anniversary of National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers and BLMers will work together to enhance public lands at Fisherman’s Beach on Otter Creek reservoir by painting, removing vegetation, installing signs, repairing fences, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Early birds should meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Richfield Office, 150 East 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701.

Latecomers should meet at 9 a.m. at Fisherman’s Beach at Otter Creek Reservoir. 

Otter Creek has an activity for almost everyone.  The cold, clear water of this large reservoir offers year-round fishing for rainbow trout.  For wildlife watchers, waterfowl, raptors, deer, antelope, and elk abound.  ATV riders can try the Paiute ATV trail.  The Richfield Field Office manages day use facilities, dispersed and primitive camping facilities, and fishing access to the Reservoir at Fisherman’s Beach, Tamarisk Point, and South Point along the west side of the reservoir.  Otter Creek Reservoir is located at the southeastern corner of Paiute County near the town of Antimony.

Volunteers should bring comfortable shoes and work clothes, sun protection, and plenty of water.  Volunteers will receive commemorative t-shirts and passes for public lands.  For more information, contact Jennifer Evans at (435)896-1520.

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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: 09-26-2013