U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
|Release Date: 09/13/12|
BLM Joins Platte River Revival in Celebration of NPLD
On Saturday, Sept.15, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office will celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD), by joining forces with the City of Casper and its partners in a long-term effort to revive the North Platte River.
Nearly 500 volunteers are expected for the Platte River Revival including help from the city of Casper, BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and local businesses.
Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. at Mike Lansing Field, followed by a thank you barbecue lunch.
The Platte River Revival is an ongoing project to restore and revive the health of the river corridor. Over the last six years it has brought the community together, helping to educate the public on the importance of the river and riparian habitats and the role they play in our daily lives.
“This is a great opportunity for BLM to assist the local community in restoring the North Platte River, build partnerships and celebrate volunteerism,” noted Casper Field Office Manager, Joe Meyer. “It reinforces the importance of cooperative stewardship and improves outdoor recreation opportunities.”
NPLD is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. Last year, 170,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored our water sources.
For more information about NPLD and the Platte River Revival please call Eve Bennett at (307) 261-7517 or go to: http://www.casperwy.gov/WaterSewerandTrash/KeepAmericaBeautiful/PlatteRiverRevival/PlatteRiverRevivalHome/tabid/657/Default.aspx.
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.
Casper Field Office 2987 Prospector Dr. Casper, WY 82604
|Last updated: 09-13-2012|
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