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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/24/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with the Rock Springs Field Office


The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO), in cooperation with the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce and Wyoming Department of Transportation, is inviting the public to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help clean up areas along the base of White Mountain and up its various draws and ravines.

The RSFO event is a wonderful way for individuals, families, and youth and civic groups to learn about their public lands and help preserve the nation’s natural resources and landscapes for future generations. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Sage Elementary School parking lot, 903 Summit Dr., Rock Springs, Wyo.

Volunteers are asked to wear proper work attire and bring safety glasses and gloves.

NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. Last year, more than 170,000 volunteers worked at over 2,067 sites and collected an estimated 500 tons of trash, removed an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants, built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails, planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants and contributed an estimated $17 million to improve public lands across the country.

For more information, please contact RSFO Outdoor Recreation Planner Jo Foster at 307-352-0327.



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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Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 08-28-2012