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Release Date: 04/17/12
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 ,

BLM to Host April 19 Open House on Red Rock Canyon Waste Water System Improvements

Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will host an open house on April 19 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center. Presentations will be given at 2 and 6 p.m.

Presentations will highlight efforts currently underway to improve the efficiency of the current waste water system for the Red Rock Visitor Center.  The new system will reduce annual operating costs and eliminate sewage odors visitors often encounter in the visitor center parking lots. Construction is scheduled to begin in late April and should have minimal impact to visitors.

This open house is part of a series the third Thursday of each month to give the public an opportunity to meet BLM staff, get information about projects and planning, and ask questions about the management of Red Rock and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas and Walking Box Ranch.

When participants enter the fee booth at the entrance of the 13-Mile Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant that they are participating in the open house and fees will be waived.

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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.

Last updated: 04-14-2015