BLM, partners schedule National Public Lands Day event in Farmington


Bureau of Land Management

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Farmington, N.M. – In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office is partnering with San Juan County and the cities of the Aztec, Bloomfield and Farmington to clean up the Glade Run Recreation Area. This event will take place on Sept. 23, 8 a.m. – noon.

This is a trash cleanup event. Dumpsters will be located at the Brown Spring Off-highway Vehicle Area (three miles north of Piñon Hills Blvd. on County 1980); the intersection of Hood Mesa and College Blvd.; the intersection of County Road 3535 and County Road 3536; and at Bloomfield City Hall located at 915 North First Street, Bloomfield, N.M. 87413. 

Since 1994, National Public Lands Day has mobilized volunteers on the fourth Saturday in Sept. to celebrate and care for something we all share—our nation’s public lands. What started with one federal agency, two public land sites and 700 volunteers has grown into a national event that brings out hundreds of thousands of volunteers at sites in all 50 states and U.S. territories.     

"This year we welcome the public to bring their gloves and hats and join us in the effort to improve their public lands,” said BLM Farmington Field Office Assistant Field Manager Jeff Tafoya.

For more information about the event, contact the BLM Farmington Field Office 505-564-7600 or visit

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.