Volunteers welcome at National Public Lands Day project at Lost Coast Headlands

A photo of the California coast at the Lost Coast Headlands.

ARCATA, Calif. – Volunteers are welcome to join staff from the Bureau of Land Management, Saturday, Oct. 2, for a National Public Lands Day cleanup event at the Lost Coast Headlands site overlooking the Pacific Ocean west of Ferndale.

Anyone interested should meet at 10 a.m. at the former U.S. Navy Station just south of Centerville Beach. 
Public lands enthusiasts will work in teams to remove non-native plants, clean up litter and complete other spruce-up projects at the trailheads and along trails. The cleanup event continues until 2 p.m.

To get there, take the Ferndale exit from U.S. 101 and continue five miles into Ferndale. From Main Street, turn right onto Ocean Ave. and continue seven miles to the project site. Watch for the project site on the left. For those using GPS devices, the coordinates are 40.5634 latitude by 24.3498 longitude. There are unpaved sections of roadway.

Volunteers should bring gloves and dress appropriately for outdoor work. The BLM will provide everything else needed for project work. Participants will receive commemorative T-shirts and free passes to public land sites.

Lost Coast Headlands is part of the California Coastal National Monument. In addition to open space at the former Navy station, there are two primary trails leading to beaches.

Organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation, National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer public lands improvement event in the nation. Events are typically held the fourth Saturday in September every year and involve hundreds of thousands of volunteers nationwide who help clean up and restore public lands and recreation site.
More information is available by contacting Leisyka Parrott at lparrott@blm.gov, and by visiting the NEEF website.

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.

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Northern California District Office


Jeff Fontana

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