Farmington Field Office teams up with local partners for National Public Lands Day

Lesley Elser, Public Affairs Specialist

In celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the Farmington Field Office teamed up with San Juan County and the cities of the Aztec, Bloomfield and Farmington to clean up the Glade Run Recreation Area.

Dumpsters were located at four locations for the public to drop off trash. The Farmington Field Office helped supply and staff the locations along with cleaning up the area.

The Glade Run Recreation Area sign.
The Glade Run Recreation Area sign.

Leave No Trace/Tread Lightly and off-highway vehicle awareness presentations were conducted by local off-highway vehicle groups at the Brown Springs location.

Former high school teachers Mark and Terrilyn Pavlik were out with their dog Bella at the Brown Springs location volunteering their time to collect garbage in the area.

Local teacher Tarrilyn Pavlik volunteering at NPLD.
Local teacher Tarrilyn Pavlik volunteering at NPLD.

“We love the fact that public lands and open spaces are 5 minutes from their home and help out at NPLD ever year,” noted Tarrilyn Pavlik.

Glade Run is a 19,000 acres recreation area located outside of Farmington that is a popular destination for hiking, biking and off-highway vehicles use.

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