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Release Date: 10/15/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM Front Range District (719)269-8553    

BLM needs help with Fourmile area restoration project (10-15-12)

BUENA VISTA, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Royal Gorge Field Office is looking for energetic people to help with a restoration project in the Midland Hills portion of the Fourmile area, east of Buena Vista.
Volunteers are needed Oct. 19-21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The public is welcome to come any day or all three to help repair an eroded roadway at the Collegiate Peaks overlook. Participants will move stones to build rock blankets, and prepare the ground to plant mulch and seed for revegetation throughout the area. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or have a parent or guardian sign a release form to participate.
“We’re looking for motivated people who are ready and willing to help us improve the Fourmile area,” said Linda Skinner, BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner.
Those interested in helping with this project may contact Linda Skinner at 719-269-8500 or via e-mail at Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, a hat, gloves, and sunscreen. Please bring a lunch and water. The BLM will provide light snacks and tools.
This restoration project is a cooperative effort on behalf of the BLM, Southwest Conservation Corps and the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

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.

Last updated: 10-15-2012