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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/18/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Canyon Creek with the Worland Field Office


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office is inviting volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a work day at the Canyon Creek Trail, approximately 7 miles southeast of Ten Sleep.

Volunteers are needed to help improve the trail and remove invasive plants to provide more enjoyable experiences for hikers, anglers, rock climbers and other recreationists. Jobs will be available for all ages and abilities.

Volunteers from the Worland area may meet at the Worland Field Office, 101 South 23rd Street, at 8 a.m. to caravan. Volunteers from the Ten Sleep area will meet at the Canyon Creek Trail parking area at 9 a.m. The trail is located on Rome Hill Road (state Highway 436), 3.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 16. Bring lunch, a water bottle and gloves. Boots or sturdy shoes are required. Tools will be provided.

“The work we do at Canyon Creek on National Public Lands Day will build on recent improvements we’ve made to the trail and parking area.” said BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Paul Rau. “Plus, it’s a great way to show pride for our public lands.”

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 about volunteering for the Canyon Creek workday, contact Rau in the Worland Field Office at 307-347-5100 or prau@blm.gov. To learn more about NPLD, visit 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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Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 09-20-2012