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Release Date: 09/11/09
Contacts: Erin Curtis (970) 244-3097    

Shooting Range Clean-up Planned for National Public Lands Day Sept. 26

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.  Volunteers will be marking National Public Lands Day September 26 by cleaning up the BLM shooting range in Grand Junction. The cleanup and firearms sight-in is being organized in conjunction with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
“This event is one way for us to encourage stewardship of our public lands on National Public Lands Day,” said Chris Ham, recreation program manager for the BLM Grand Junction Field Office. “We’ll be helping to keep a popular recreation site clean and promoting gun safety and shooting range ethics at the same time.”
The range at 27 ¼ Road will be closed from 8:00 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. on Saturday September 26 for the cleanup. It will be reopened at 11 a.m., when a range safety officer and experienced volunteers will offer sight-in assistance to interested members of the public.
Anyone interested in participating in the event as a volunteer can register by logging on to Click “Search,” then enter keyword “shooting” and click “Search” again. Click on the National Public Lands Day opportunity, then click the “Register” button. You may also call the BLM Grand Junction Field office at 970-244-3000.
What:  Cleanup and maintenance of BLM shooting ranges, followed by a firearms sight-in opportunity with assistance from experienced volunteers. 
When: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 8:00-10:30 clean-up/maintenance, 11:00-2:00 public firearm sight-in with assistance from volunteers if desired.
Where: The shooting ranges near the north end of 27 ¼ Road.
Why: To celebrate National Public Lands Day and promote public lands stewardship, gun safety and hunter ethics.
How to get involved: Follow the registration steps shown above. 
Here's the direct link to the online opportunity posting:

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: 09-12-2009