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Eastern States Office of External Affairs
Release Date: 09/13/12
Contacts: Doug Blankinship , 202-912-7715 ,

Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – On Saturday, September 29, volunteers around the nation will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. They’ll be taking part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in our country. Last September, a record number of volunteers participated in NPLD activities at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area near Lorton, Va.

 WHO:             Bureau of Land Management employees with volunteers

 WHAT:           Fence repair, invasive vegetation control, and boundary surveying
WHEN:            Saturday, September 29, 2012; 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:        Mustang Trail Head, 10702 Harley Road, Lorton, Va.
CONTACT:    Doug Blankinship, phone: (202) 912-7715; cell: (703) 581-3325; 
During NPLD last year, more than 170,000 Americans participated at more than 2,000 sites in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. Eight federal agencies will again participate along with more than 250 state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of the USA, Student Conservation Association and the Corps Network.
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is the event’s national corporate sponsor for the 14th consecutive year. Northrop Grumman has joined as a contributing sponsor again for the 4rd year. National Public Lands Day is a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation. For more information, visit

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: 03-12-2013