Volunteers welcome for National Public Lands Day cleanup at Pit River Campground
ALTURAS, Calif. – Volunteers are invited to join staff from the Bureau of Land Management and members of the Fall River Mills Lions Club on Saturday, Sept. 23, for a National Public Lands Day cleanup project at the Pit River Campground, five miles west of Fall River Mills along State Route 299.
Anyone interested should plan to convene at the campground at 9:30 a.m. Work projects will run from 10 a.m. to about noon. The BLM will provide gloves and tools for projects including trash cleanup, weed removal and sign painting and installation.
Participants will be treated to a barbecue lunch and receive a commemorative T-shirt.
National Public Lands Day is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation. Since 1994, NPLD has mobilized volunteers on the fourth Saturday in September 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. From trail maintenance to planting, trash pick-up, and more, volunteers of all ages and abilities roll up their sleeves and work side-by-side.
In the past decade alone, over a million volunteers have donated almost five million hours of their time, worth an estimated $133 million, to improve public lands. These efforts are crucial to preserving our natural resources for future generations to enjoy.
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.