August 11, 2006
Contact: Rey Adame 307-352-0399
Wally Mierzejewski 307-828-4508
BLM Invites Public to First National Public Lands Day Event in Kemmerer
The Bureau of Land Management field office in Kemmerer is making final preparations for its first National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event, set for Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Alfred Corum Grave Site.
The NPLD project will remove and replace the 300-foot fencing around the Alfred Corum Grave Site, located north of Kemmerer. New trail markers will also be installed.
“We are excited to host our own National Public Lands Day event,” said Mary Jo Rugwell, Kemmerer BLM Field Manager. “The community is actively participating in this project. Members of various social and civic groups as well as private citizens are pitching in to help.”
Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Kemmerer BLM Office, 312 Highway 189 North, in Kemmerer. BLM will provide volunteers with a free NPLD T-shirt, lunch and refreshments.
The Corum Grave Site is in an area where the Oregon and California Trails traverse. BLM Outdoor Recreation specialist Wally Mierzejewski said this area, known as the Sublette Cutoff, was of paramount concern to gold-seekers in California. The Corums were among the many people who risked danger in search of a better life.
NPLD is an annual event supported nationally by Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. Local sponsors include BLM.
For more information, contact Wally Mierzejewski at 307-828-4508.