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Cody Field Office
Release Date: 09/23/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM National Public Lands Day Event in Cody a Success

Thanks to local volunteers, Marathon Oil and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff, public and private land in the Red Lake area south of Cody was cleaned-up on Sept. 18 during a workday in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

Approximately 50 volunteers from the Cody area, including 20 members of the Yellowstone Quake hockey team, picked up trash that had been illegally dumped in this popular recreation area. Red Lake is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers and motorcycle and ATV riders.

Marathon Oil donated the use of a dump trailer to haul the trash and the group recycled as much of it as possible, including car motors, appliances and tires.

BLM Cody Assistant Field Manager Fred McDonald thanked all the volunteers for participating in this worthy project. "Public lands belong to everyone and the improvements made today will result in more enjoyable experiences in the Red Lake area for everyone," McDonald said.

For more information about National Public Lands Day or recreational opportunities on public lands in the Cody area, contact the Cody Field Office at 307-578-5900.

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 Volunteers in the Red Lake area. Three generations of volunteers!
Volunteers of all ages load trash and recyclable items onto a trailer during the recent workday in the Red Lake area.Three generations of the Sheets family volunteered at the Red Lake workday (from left to right): Phil, Skylar and Bill Sheets. Phil Sheets of Marathon Oil arranged to have the trailer donated for the National Public Lands Day event.

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: 09-23-2010