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Ely District Office
Release Date: 09/21/12
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2012-31

National Public Lands Day Clean-up Scheduled Saturday Sept. 29

Ely, Nev. – The public is invited to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) scheduled Saturday, Sept. 29.  Volunteers this year will help sort and recycle or dispose of trash in Lusetti Canyon, 20 miles northwest of Ely.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., at a staging area located alongside Steptoe Valley Road.  Drive north on U.S. Highway 93.  Turn left at Basset Lane and follow the signs.  Following an orientation and safety briefing, participants will be transported one mile to the project area.  Work gloves and a free T-shirt will be provided.

NPLD is a success nationwide because of the collaboration between federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and individual volunteers.  Local partners this year are Camelback Designs, J & M Trucking & Red-E-Mix, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Great Basin National Park and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District.  The event is spearheaded each year by the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Gus Malon, BLM Ely District outdoor recreation planner, at 775-289-1891 or

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: 04-14-2015