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Release Date: 09/24/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM (719) 269-8553    

Calling all volunteers: help BLM build a trail at Ruby Mountain (09-24-12)

SALIDA, Colo. – The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, managed by the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, is looking for volunteers to help build a fishing access trail along the Arkansas River near the Ruby Mountain campground from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event is in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

“We’re asking the public to participate in this project and to invite their friends and family along to improve public access along the Arkansas River,” said John Nahomenuk, BLM River Manager.

Volunteers can register to help with this project by calling the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area at 719-539-7289. Everyone is asked to bring work gloves, wear sturdy shoes, and to dress for the weather. Lunch will be provided.

National Public Lands Day began in 1994. It is the nation’s largest annual single-day volunteer event for public lands across the country.

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: 09-24-2012