September 21, 2006
Contact: Lesley A. Collins
BLM hosts National Public Lands Day Event at Welch Management Area
Join the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office on September 30, 2006 as they celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Welch Management Area.
Activities will include maintenance and clean up in the Welch Management Area, located 9 miles north of Sheridan, WY on highway 338 where the bridge crosses the Tongue River. Maintenance will include removing old fence wire, fence repair, and general clean up. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will continue into the early afternoon. Drinks and lunch will be provided.
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance America’s public lands. National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. In 2004, nearly 90,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants in 550 locations and in every state. Now, nine federal agencies and many state and local land management agencies participate in this annual day of caring for public lands.
If you have questions or are interested in participating in the event at the Welch Recreation Area, please contact Larry Gerard in the BLM Buffalo Office at 307-684-1142.