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Elko District Office
Release Date: 08/01/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-057

Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day Sept. 29, 2012

ELKO, Nev. - In preparation for National Public Lands Day, The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office is seeking volunteers to assist with activities at the South Meadow Recreation Area, Sept. 29, 2012.

This day-long event will take place at this newly established State Park and will include kiosk maintenance; trail maintenance; tree planting and general clean-up of the area. Lunch will be provided. Individuals or groups are encouraged to sign up for either working or assisting with activities.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2011, more than 100 volunteers helped beautify the Carlin Canyon area with tree planting, weed removal and general clean up.

The partnership sponsoring the event includes Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group, Cedar Creek Clothing, Nevada State Parks, U.S. Forest Service, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, Nevada Department of Wildlife and the BLM.

For more information or to sign up, contact Zachary Pratt at the BLM, 775-753-0212, email

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-14-2015