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Release Date: 04/26/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM Front Range District (719)269-8553    

BLMs Dinosaur Flats Area closed Saturday for clean-up (04-25-12)

CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management’s Dinosaur Flats Area will be closed this Saturday for a clean-up day. The Royal Gorge Field Office will host the event with the Fremont County 4-H Sharpshooters and the Clover Rovers, along with the Rock Solid Offroad 4-wheel-drive club.

The Area will close Friday at sunset and reopen Sunday morning.

Dinosaur Flats is 2,300 acres of BLM-managed public lands north of Cañon City. The area is used for many recreational activities including motorized and non-motorized uses. Within the area are 30 acres open to target shooting. The clean-up will focus on litter pick-up and trash removal around the shooting area.

“We have hosted this event for several years,” said Keith Berger, Royal Gorge Field Manager. “The work these volunteers can do in four hours would take one person two weeks to accomplish.”

For the past three years, the RGFO has hosted a clean-up day at Dinosaur Flats with various community groups. This year, both of the 4-H clubs are involved in shooting sports. The Rock Solid Offroad group consists of local 4-wheel drive enthusiasts.  Early this spring the three groups contacted the RGFO recreation program seeking service projects for their members.

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: 04-26-2012