Volunteers welcome for National Public Lands Day events in Trinidad, King Range
ARCATA, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management will welcome volunteers at two North Coast public land improvement projects to observe National Public Lands Day. Projects are set for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the historic lighthouse in Trinidad, and Saturday, Sept. 29, in the King Range National Conservation Area. At Trinidad, volunteers will plant native plants on the light station grounds. Anyone interested should meet at 10 a.m. in the parking area at the base of Trinidad Head and hike a half-mile uphill to the lighthouse. The workday ends at 1 p.m.
At the King Range, volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. at the Tolkan Campground and then spend the day improving the Paradise Royale Mountain Bike Trail. Participants will celebrate their accomplishments with a barbecue dinner Saturday evening at the campground. Bike rides are planned for Sunday, Sept. 30. The BLM will offer free camping for volunteers.
“National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for the BLM to join with partners and public land users to complete projects that sustain the public lands for all to enjoy,” said Molly Brown, manager of the BLM Arcata Field Office.
Volunteers at both projects should dress for fieldwork, with long sleeved shirts and sturdy closed-toed shoes. They should bring gloves, snacks and water. The BLM will provide tools. Participants will receive tee-shirts and one-day passes for federal public land recreation sites.
More information is available by contacting the BLM Arcata Field Office at 707-825-2300. National Public Lands Day, now in its 25th year, is the nation’s largest single-day event focused on improving public lands. The National Environmental Education Foundation organizes the event.
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.