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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/15/14
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

Bureau of Land Management and Partners Plan Cleanup of Coal Mountain Road


The Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Office of State Lands, the City of Casper, Natrona County Road and Bridge, private landowners, sportsmen, and local  citizens and businesses joined  together to clean up Coal Mountain Road on Aug. 16.

Volunteers are invited to join a group of concerned citizens and local sportsmen to clean up the public, private and Wyoming states lands within Coal Mountain Road area. Nearly 100 volunteers are expected for the Coal Mountain Road Cleanup.

The cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. on county road 401 off of Highway 220 west of Casper. The registration tent will be 3 miles east from the junction of county road 401 and Highway 220. Volunteers will be divided into groups and assigned to clear debris from designated areas.  All trash and recyclable materials will be brought to a centralized location and loaded onto a roll-off dumpster. Volunteers are asked to wear appropriate clothing, sunscreen and work gloves and to bring lawn rakes, shovels and a friend.  The event will end around 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

“This volunteer effort is a grassroots project that was started and managed by a group of local people who care about these lands.  They have pledged their time and resources to the success of this project.  The least we can do is to lend a hand,” said Casper Field Office Recreation Planner Eve Skillman.  “The primary goal is to clean up the area and to have a good time.”

Volunteers are encouraged to fill out the BLM volunteer form in advance located at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Recreation.html. Please mail completed forms to: Eve Skillman, Casper Field Office, 2987 Prospector Dr., Casper, WY 82604.

Coal mountain road is a 5,040 acre area 10 miles west of Casper that has been used by the public as a non-authorized dump site and shooting area.

For more information about please call Eve Skillman at 307-261-7517.



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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Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 08-15-2014