Ward Mountain Recreation Area hosts National Public Lands Day event, Sept. 25

ELY, Nev. – The public is invited to participate in a National Public Lands Day event (NPLD) scheduled Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Ward Mountain Recreation Area. Volunteers will help perform basic trail maintenance at the site located on U.S. Highway 6, about four miles southwest of Ely, Nev.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the recreation area. Trail work will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude no later than noon. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, though some will be available. Water and Gatorade will be provided, and all participants will receive a free NPLD Tee-shirt.

NLPD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands, held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. Since 1979, National Public Lands Day has been bringing together hundreds of thousands of volunteers to help restore America’s public lands. The event is coordinated each year by the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation.

“NPLD is a success nationwide because of the collaboration between federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and individual volunteers,” said Jared Bybee, BLM Bristlecone Field Manager. “We’re excited to be part of it and look forward to working with our volunteers to maintain the trails at Ward Mountain.”

For more information or to volunteer, contact Robert Valenzuela at (775) 289-1808 or rvalenzu@blm.gov.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s 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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