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Battle Mountain District Office
Release Date: 09/27/13
Contacts: Ethan Arky , 775-635-4063 ,

Public Invited to Participate in Public Lands Day at Lewis Canyon

Battle Mountain, NV-- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District, invites the public to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at Lewis Canyon, located approximately 12 miles southeast of Battle Mountain. Volunteer activities will include cleaning up trash and installing several fire rings. Lunch will be provided and event t-shirts will be available, as long as supplies last.

Participants can meet at the Battle Mountain District Office, located at 50 Bastian Road, at 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants and bring a hat and gloves. Please note: You will be asked to complete a Volunteer Agreement.

Lewis Canyon has been a favorite camping and picnicking location for Battle Mountain residents for many years. Whether you are a long time user, or have never been to Lewis Canyon, this is a great opportunity to partner with the BLM in cleaning up a portion of your public lands within Lander County.

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.

Battle Mountain District Office   50 Bastian Road,      Battle Mountain, NV 89820  

Last updated: 04-20-2015