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Release Date: 09/17/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM (719) 269-8553    

Wanted: Volunteers for trails project at Garden Park Area (09-17-12)

CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is looking for volunteers to help build new trails in the Garden Park area, north of Cañon City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30. The project is cosponsored with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

“This project is an awesome way to celebrate National Public Lands Day and help create new opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking near Canon City,” said Kalem Lenard, RGFO Outdoor Recreation Planner. “Volunteers will learn about trail construction techniques and the paleontological history of this area.”

VOC will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Saturday night there will be entertainment offered as well. For those who want to stay overnight, camping sites will be available both Friday and Saturday nights.

Volunteers need to register for this project through the VOC’s website or by calling 303-715-1010. Once registered, participants will receive details on what to bring to the project.

All volunteers will receive a National Public Lands Day t-shirt as well as a fee-free day pass for any federally managed public lands.

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: 09-17-2012