September 20, 2006
Contact: Andrew Tkach
McCullough Peaks National Public Lands Day Event
National Public Lands Day will be celebrated at the McCullough Peaks area south of Powell, Wyo. on Saturday, Sept. 30. This volunteer workday is being hosted by the Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office.
The event will include cleanup and gate repair in the northeast portion of the McCullough Peaks in the morning. Afternoon activities will consist of a hike, horseback ride, or mountain bike ride into the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area to conduct monitoring.
Participants will meet at 9 a.m. to register. To reach the event from Powell, take State Highway 295 south and east, approximately 8 miles, to Road 5. Turn south on Road 5 and travel approximately one half mile to the parking area. Refreshments will be provided during the morning registration, and all volunteers will receive a National Public Lands Day T-shirt, and a limited edition NPLD 2006 poster.
Those interested in taking part should bring a sack lunch and water bottle, and should wear appropriate clothing for cool, windy weather. Sturdy boots or shoes, and gloves are also recommended. Water, trash bags, and tools will be provided.
National Public Lands Day gives Americans a chance to show their respect for our public lands by giving their time and energy to an event like the McCullough Peaks volunteer workday. 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, and the National Park Service.
For more information about NPLD and volunteering for the McCullough Peaks volunteer workday, contact Stephanie Valentine or Shirley Bye-Jech of the BLM Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900.