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Elko District Office
Release Date: 09/17/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-068

Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day at South Fork Recreation Area

ELKO, Nev. – Volunteers are needed for National Public Lands Day at the South Fork State Park, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with activities planned to last until noon.

This event will take place at the newly established recreation area located just past the causeway on County Road 715 (Lower South Fork Road). Planned activities are planting willow and cottonwood trees, weed removal, wood duck and bat box construction, raptor perch removal, hitching post installation, kiosk maintenance and general cleanup of the area.

Volunteers will receive a free lunch, T-shirt and a fee-free day coupon to any participating federal land, no matter the agency. Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up early.

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, 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