May 22, 2006
Contact: Lesley A. Collins
Buffalo BLM Celebrates NTD at Poison Creek Trail in Bighorns:
Experience your outdoors! This is the theme for this year’s American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day event, held on June 3, 2006.
On June 3, the Bureau of Land Management’s Buffalo Field Office is sponsoring a National Trails Day Event. Volunteers are needed to assist in re-constructing the Poison Creek Trail located in the Southern Bighorns.
Poison Creek Trail was destroyed after the area was burned over in a severe wildfire in 2003. The 1.5 mile trail starts along Billy Creek Road and ends at Poison Creek.
The event will last all day, so volunteers should bring plenty of water, food (BLM will also provide refreshments as well), hiking boots, warm clothes, hat, sunscreen, gloves, and any other clothing appropriate for the mountain environment. Tools, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant, and transportation will be provided.
Volunteers should rendezvous at the Buffalo BLM parking lot, 1425 Fort Street, at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday June 3rd. Volunteers should contact Paul Rau at 307-684-1077 for more information and to sign a volunteer agreement form.
National Trails Day is a nationwide day of events to promote community trail planning, increase public awareness of trails, encourage trail conservation, and celebrate the values and benefits America’s treasured trails provide.