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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/26/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307/347-5207    

BLM Cody to Host National Public Lands Day Event


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office is celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a workday at the Lovell Lakes area southeast of Lovell.

BLM-managed public lands in the area are used for motorcycle and ATV riding and hunting. Unfortunately, the area is also used by some as a dumping ground and it needs some attention.

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Lovell Lakes work site. To reach the site, travel 1.9 miles south of Lovell on U.S. Highway 310/789. Turn left onto Lane 13 and travel 1.9 miles to a primitive road. Turn left and travel .5 mile to the power line route.

Bring gloves, a sack lunch and water, and dress appropriately for rain or shine. Boots or sturdy shoes are required.

"National Public Lands Day is a chance to show pride for our public lands by giving time and energy to an event like the Lovell Lakes volunteer work day," said Cody Acting Field Manager Fred McDonald.

NPLD is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2010, 170,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored our water resources.

For more information about volunteering for the Lovell Lakes workday, contact Rory Glueckert or Shirley Bye-Jech in the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900. To learn more about NPLD, visit http://www.publiclandsday.org.



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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Last updated: 08-26-2011