Volunteers needed for King Range improvement project


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WHITETHORN, Calif. – Volunteers are welcome to help the Bureau of Land Management and its partners, Saturday, Jan. 29, in a project to spruce up the main access road into the King Range National Conservation Area near Shelter Cove.  Volunteers will work from mid-morning to 2 p.m. along the King Range Road near Paradise Ridge to clean up roadside debris and remove French broom plants, an invasive species.

“In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this month we are organizing this day of service remembering his wise counsel: ‘Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve,’” said Mike Holt, BLM’s manager for the King Range NCA. “This much needed workday provides an opportunity for our community to work together to beautify the King Range.”

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the BLM King Range Office, 768 Shelter Cove Road in Whitethorn to caravan to the work site.  They should dress in layers, wear sturdy shoes and bring their own water and snacks.  The BLM will provide gloves, tools and trash bags.

The event is being organized by the BLM King Range staff and Friends of the Lost Coast with help from partner organizations in the King Range Alliance.

The King Range NCA is one of 17 National Conservation Areas managed by the BLM.  Working with communities and partners, the BLM strives to provide outstanding opportunities for recreation, while conserving the natural and cultural resources the make the King Range – the nation’s first NCA – a unique place.

For more information on the workday or to RSVP, email justin@lostcoast.org.

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.