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Release Date: 11/13/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 244-3097    

MEDIA ADVISORY:BLM to Recognize Hundreds of Public Lands Volunteers

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management Grand Junction Field Office will celebrate the accomplishments of its strong and diverse volunteer work force at a reception Nov. 18 in Grand Junction.

Hundreds of past and present volunteers have been invited to attend the second annual Thanks-for-Giving Volunteer Celebration from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Museum of Western Colorado, 248 South 4th St. in Grand Junction.

The media is invited to attend and cover the event. Accomplishments of the volunteer program for 2009 will be announced during the event.

Volunteers performed a variety of tasks, including monitoring and maintaining the shooting range, assisting the Wild Horse Program, surveying archaeology sites, monitoring wildlife and endangered plant species, building and maintaining trails, and assisting with visitor services.

What:  BLM Volunteer Fest 2009

When:  Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
             7:00 p.m. Volunteer Program Overview
             7:15 p.m. Volunteer/Partnership Recognition Ceremony

Where: Museum of Western Colorado, Whitman Center

Who:  Hundreds of BLM Volunteers & Partners

Editors: If you plan to attend or send a reporter, please contact Erin Curtis at 970-244-3097.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 11-13-2009