The Bureau of Land Management’s Kemmerer Field Office (KFO) hosted its second annual National Public Lands Day event on Wednesday, August 15, 2007. The event was held at the Slate Creek and Weeping Rock Campgrounds which the BLM KFO manages on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) under a Memorandum of Agreement.
A total of 47 volunteers from the BLM, Bureau of Reclamation and the public helped with this year’s project. Numerous picnic tables were repaired or replaced, fire rings and barrier posts were installed, fences were constructed or repaired, wire barriers were placed around cottonwood trees in the campgrounds to prevent damage from beavers, and trash was removed from the campgrounds.
A wonderful barbeque lunch was prepared by Marion and Jerry Burgin, complete with watermelon and root beer floats for dessert. At the end of the work day, all participants received a lime green 2007 National Public Lands Day t-shirt. The KFO looks forward to continuing this tradition next year with a work day in the Pine Creek area near Cokeville, WY.