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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/16/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with the BLM Rawlins Field Office


The public is invited to join the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office on Thursday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Teton Reservoir in celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD).

NPLD is a great way for individuals, families and youth and civic groups to learn about their public lands, help preserve the nation’s natural resources and maintain landscapes for future generations. For a previous NPLD, volunteers repaired and painted the Teton Reservoir campground, day use area and facilities. This year, volunteers will help BLM staff repair fences and clear the campground of trash and other debris in conjunction with Passport in Time volunteers who are working on an archaeological survey at the reservoir.

Volunteers should wear proper work attire and bring sun screen, safety glasses, gloves and a lunch. Gloves will be provided to those who do not have their own.

To get to Teton Reservoir from Rawlins, Wyo., go south on Wyoming Highway 71 for approximately 13 miles, then turn left on BLM Road 3418. After almost a mile, turn right into the reservoir campground. Volunteers are welcome throughout the day.

This NPLD event was moved up from Aug. 2 and relocated to the Teton Reservoir from the Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area.

NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. In 2013, more than 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,237 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. 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. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of learning about, serving, playing and working in our public lands.

For more information, please contact Outdoor Recreation Planner Dave Hullum at 307-328-4310 or visit www.publiclandsday.org or www.facebook.com/nationalpubliclandsday. Tweet about your NPLD experience on Twitter with the hashtag #NPLD or @PublicLandsDay.



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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Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 06-16-2014