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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 09/10/10
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM sets National Public Lands Day event Sept. 25

The BLM Miles City Field Office is inviting the public to National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 25 at Clark Reservoir located approximately 20 miles northwest of Terry in Prairie County.

The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and work projects will include gathering up old fencing and ranch refuse, as well as fixing fences, gates andremoving Russian olive. 

Overnight camping is available. Portable toilets will be on site and attendees will be treated to lunch and a free T-shirt. Volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather; long-sleeve shirts and gloves are recommended.

Directions: from Miles City take I-94 East to Terry; take Highway 253 towards Circle, approximately 10 miles to Cherry Creek road. Turn left on Cherry Creek road and go approximately 13 miles to the west and follow the signs to Clark Reservoir. Strip maps with detailed directions will also be available from the Miles City Field Office.

According to a National Environmental Education Foundation news release each year, thousands of Americans take part in NPLD, the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands. Last year, 150,000 volunteers participated at more than 2,000 locations across the country. Their efforts to build trails, remove invasive species, paint signs, beautify landscaping, remove trash totaled millions of dollars in improvements.

For more information contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Dena Lang at 233-2800.

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.

Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 06-28-2012