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September 16, 2008

Contact:
    Lesley A. Collins
    307-261-7603

BLM to Host National Public Lands Day

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Buffalo Field Office will sponsor a National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event on Saturday, September 27, 2008.

The public is invited to work as stewards for the public lands during the annual NPLD celebration. Activities will include maintenance and clean up in the Mosier Gulch Picnic Area, 5 miles west of Buffalo, Wyo., on Highway 16.

BLM personnel will be on site to direct work in the area. Maintenance will include picnic table repair, sign replacement, reclamation of off-highway vehicle damage, and general clean up. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Mosier Gulch Picnic Area and will last into the late afternoon. Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves and clothing appropriate for work outdoors. 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. Last year, nearly 100,000 people worked in 1,100 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 NPLD event at Mosier Gulch Picnic Area, please contact Chris Durham in the BLM Buffalo Field Office at (307) 684-1049.

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