Volunteers Needed to Restore Three Patches Picnic Area
Rock Springs, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) by improving the Three Patches Picnic Area on Saturday, August 26.
Families, individuals of all ages, clubs, and organizations are invited to help restore the well-loved site. Volunteers and BLM staff will repair the fence and resurface picnic tables between 8:30am and 2pm. The effort will ensure a clean, scenic site continues to be available to the Rock Springs community and general public.
To reach the Three Patches Picnic Area, drive south on Highway 430 from Rock Springs, Wyoming. After 4 miles, a BLM ranger will direct volunteers onto County Road (CR) 27. Continue on CR 27 for 11 miles, at which point a sign will direct traffic left towards the Three Patches site. See the attached map for more details.
Volunteers should bring their own work attire such as hats, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Gloves and safety glasses will be available, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own. Sunscreen and insect repellant are recommended. Water will be available. In recognition of their contribution, volunteers will receive t-shirts and a ‘fee-free coupon’ in the mail following the event.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of NPLD. In 1994, volunteers and government agencies created the day to encourage everyone to become stewards of public lands. In the past decade, over 1 million volunteers have donated almost 5 million hours, worth an estimated $133 million, to public lands. Their critical work has helped protect and preserve natural resources for future generations to enjoy. To learn more about how to join the effort, please visit https://www.neefusa.org/or https://www.facebook.com/nationalpubliclandsday.
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.