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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 09/16/13
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with the BLM Cody Field Office


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office is celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 28, with a workday at the 7 Mountain River Access of the Shoshone River near Cody.

Volunteers will conduct trail maintenance to provide improved and more enjoyable access to the river. In addition, BLM specialists will be available to discuss riparian ecosystems, aquatic life, fish habitat and outdoor recreation ethics.

The group will depart at 10 a.m. from the Cody Field Office. Those who prefer to meet onsite should contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Paul Rau for directions at 307-578-5900.

Volunteers should bring lunch, water, sunscreen, insect repellent and gloves, and wear sturdy shoes and clothing for variable weather conditions. Bring your fishing rod if want to test your angling skills.

“The Cody Field Office has held many successful NPLD events in the past and appreciates the continued support of the community,” said Rau. “Plus, it’s a great way to show pride for our public lands.”

Those who participate in a NPLD activity will receive a coupon good for a one-time free entrance to Yellowstone or another federally managed area of their choice.

NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. 2012 was the biggest NPLD in the history of the event with about 175,000 volunteers working at 2,206 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. Volunteers collected 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, removed an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places and contributed an estimated $18 million through volunteer services to improve public lands across the country. Eight federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of caring for public lands.

To learn more about NPLD, visit www.publiclandsday.org/ or www.facebook.com/nationalpubliclandsday. Tweet about your NPLD experience on Twitter with the hashtag #NPLD20.

For more information about volunteering for the 7 Mountain River Access workday, contact Rau at 307-578-5900 or prau@blm.gov.



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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Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Street      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 09-16-2013