U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
|Release Date: 04/08/11|
Trails Center Announces Program:
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is offering a “Take It Outside” program on Saturday, April 23, to take place at both the Redds Day Use Area and Pete’s Draw along the North Platte River.
Families and children are encouraged to volunteer and participate in a day of fun, adventure, and public land stewardship along the North Platte River. Major activities will include trail maintenance, erosion control, and seeding of native plant mixes.
Tools, gloves, and safety goggles will be provided. Participants should wear appropriate outdoor clothing, shoes and hat, and be prepared for unexpected weather change throughout the day. Activities will last until approximately mid-afternoon. Lunch will be provided along with water and Gatorade.
Interested families will meet at 9 a.m. at the Redds Day Use Area parking lot. For directions: drive west on Wyoming Highway 220 until the Grey Reef Road turnout (right before the town of Alcova.) Turn left and proceed approximately 2 miles (past the Grey Reef Dam area) until the Redds Day Use Area sign.
Pre-registration is required for this event. To pre-register and for more information regarding this special program, please contact Jason Vlcan at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7783.
The “Take It Outside” program promotes and supports outdoor activities and experiences for children on public lands. The program strives to improve the health of our nation’s children, families, and communities, while at the same time developing the next generation of public land stewards. BLM’s “Take It Outside,” an annual program, provides opportunities for children and families to get outside, explore, and learn about public lands.
The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30. p.m.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center 1501 North Poplar Street Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 04-08-2011|
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