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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kemmerer Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/31/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    

Celebrate Earth Day and Plant Trees at the Slate Creek and Weeping Rock Campgrounds


The Bureau of Land Management Kemmerer Field Office (BLM) is teaming up with the Bureau of Reclamation, Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, the Youth Alternative Home Association from Evanston and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 915 from Green River to improve the Slate Creek and Weeping Rock campgrounds.

Volunteers from the Youth Home and the Boy Scouts will join agency personnel and other volunteers in planting 45 cottonwood trees at the two BLM-managed campgrounds located on Bureau of Reclamation lands on Earth Day, April 24. The 20-foot tall trees which were purchased by Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge with funds provided by BLM's National Landscape Conservation System program.

To volunteer, or for additional information, please contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Specialist 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: 04-02-2010