National Public Lands Day 2013: 20 Years of Cleanups!

This year's National Public Lands Day celebrated the 20th anniversary of this event, held on the last Saturday of September.  What started small--with only about 50 sites nationwide--has blossomed into a major national event. This year's brought out more than 175,000 people to help restore our public land. Over 2000 sites across the country were registered as NPLD sites this year, and nearly 200 of those were on BLM land. We thank everyone that was involved in making the 20th anniversary of NPLD such a success!  Below are a few highlights from BLM sites.

 
  
Alaska: Girl Scouts engagedin a revegetation project for NPLD at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage.Arizona: Boy Scouts and others gather at Vermilion Cliffs for the annual public release of captive-raised California condors.
  

California: At Fort Ord National Monument, California State University Monterey Bay student volunteers helped spread native seed.

Colorado: Volunteers with the San Juan Mountains Association cleaned up at Tres Rios.

  
Eastern States: Volunteers dealt with vegetation at Jupiter Inlet in Florida.Idaho: Fence repair at the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness near Boise.
  
MontanaVolunteers--and a furry friend--worked to repair and maintain the Limekiln Trail. New Mexico: After removing invasive vegetation, placing gravel and building terracing to access the river, these volunteers in Farmington  got silly for the camera.
  
Nevada: Volunteers worked to clean up litter to protect the wildlife habitat at Charleston Park in Southern Nevada. Oregon: Cleanup with a kayak barge in Bend.

Utah: At Otter Creek Reservoir volunteers lent a hand in multiple projects such as brush clearing, trash clean up, willow removal and fence work. 

Wyoming: The North Platte River Revival was organized by the BLM Casper Field Office.