Celebrate National Public Lands Day!
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming National Public Lands Day (NPLD) celebration near Cody. This fun workday is planned for Saturday, September 20, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cody Canal Tract Wildlife and Recreation Area and is hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office.
|Cody Canal Tract Wildlife & Recreation Area.|
|Volunteers at work during a previous NPLD event near Cody.|
Participants should meet and register at the BLM office located at 1002 Blackburn Avenue in Cody at 8:00 a.m. We will then drive together to the project area located at the South Fork Shoshone River at Beverly Lane, off the Lower South Fork Road. All event participants will receive a NPLD t-shirt.
Volunteers will spend the day cleaning up the area, removing old fence, installing bird nest boxes and performing trail and fishing access maintenance, just to mention a few of the fun projects. In addition, participants will be provided information and education on the management of public lands.
Those taking part should bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Water will be provided throughout the workday. Be prepared and dress appropriately for rain or shine. As the old saying goes . . . if you don’t like the weather in Wyoming, wait five minutes and it will change! Boots or sturdy shoes are required. Sunglasses, hats, sun block and bug spray are recommended. Bring gloves if you have them. Trash bags and tools will be provided.
National Public Lands Day is a chance to show pride for our public lands by giving time and energy to an event like the Cody Canal Tract Wildlife & Recreation Area volunteer work day. NPLD is coordinated by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation in partnership with several federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, National Invasive Species Council and the National Park Service.
For more information about NPLD and volunteering for the Cody Canal volunteer workday, contact Deb La Vance or Shirley Bye-Jech at the BLM Cody Field Office: (307) 578-5900.