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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/14/10
Contacts: Beverly Gorny,    
  307-352-0205    

BLM Seeks Volunteers for
National Public Lands Day Event Near Kemmerer


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office is seeking volunteers to plant trees and install a fence to protect a riparian area at the Weeping Rock Campground northeast of Kemmerer on Thursday, Aug. 19. The enhancement project is a National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event.

NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance America’s public lands. In 2009, over 150,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored water resources. In 2010, the focus of NPLD is to celebrate service and recreation on public lands. This year promises to be the biggest and most anticipated event with 175,000 volunteers at over 2,000 volunteer worksites.

For the fifth year in a row, all National Public Lands Day volunteers who work at a site managed by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or USDA Forest Service will receive a coupon good for a "fee-free" day at any site managed by those agencies. The coupon is usable for one year-- from September 26, 2010, to September 25, 2011.

Your assistance is needed in making the Weeping Rock Campground event a success. To volunteer, contact Wally Mierzejewski at 307-828-4508.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Kemmerer Field Office   312 Highway 189 North      Kemmerer, WY 83101  

Last updated: 07-14-2010