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Cody Field Office
Release Date: 08/30/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Cody to Host National Public Lands Day Event

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office is celebrating National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 18, with a cleanup at the Red Lake area south of Cody.

Red Lake is a popular area used for hiking, mountain biking and motorcycle and ATV riding. Unfortunately, the area is used by some as a dumping ground and it needs some attention.

Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the BLM office located at 1002 Blackburn Street in Cody. Bring gloves, a sack lunch and a water bottle, and dress appropriately for rain or shine. Boots or sturdy shoes are required. Water and tools will be provided.

Assistant Field Manager Fred McDonald said, "National Public Lands Day is a chance to show pride for our public lands by giving time and energy to an event like the Red Lake volunteer work day."

NPLD is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. In 2009, 150,000 volunteers built trails and bridges, removed trash and invasive plants, planted trees and restored our water resources.

For more information about NPLD and volunteering for the Cody Red Lake volunteer workday, contact Fred McDonald in the Cody Field Office at (307) 578-5900.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Street      Cody, WY 82414  

Last updated: 09-07-2010