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Release Date: 05/07/12
Contacts: Shannon Borders, 970-240-5399    

Volunteers needed for river restoration work (05-07-12)

MONTROSE, Colo. – Volunteers are invited to help plant riparian plants for the Dolores River Riparian Restoration Project on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The project is a joint venture between the Bureau of Land Management, Dolores River Restoration Partnership and the Southwest Conservation Corps to restore the watershed by reintroducing native vegetation and removing non-native tamarisk,” said Barbara Sharrow, BLM Uncompahgre field manager.

Volunteers must register by contacting Katie Phillips at or 970-240-5300.  Volunteers will meet in Naturita at 9 a.m. or in Montrose at 7 a.m. to caravan or carpool to the project site. 

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: 05-07-2012