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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Release Date: 04/08/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Trails Center Announces Program:
Take It Outside! Explore Your Public Lands!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) is offering a “Take It Outside” program on Saturday, April 23, to take place at both the Redds Day Use Area and Pete’s Draw along the North Platte River.

Families and children are encouraged to volunteer and participate in a day of fun, adventure, and public land stewardship along the North Platte River. Major activities will include trail maintenance, erosion control, and seeding of native plant mixes.

Tools, gloves, and safety goggles will be provided. Participants should wear appropriate outdoor clothing, shoes and hat, and be prepared for unexpected weather change throughout the day. Activities will last until approximately mid-afternoon. Lunch will be provided along with water and Gatorade.

Interested families will meet at 9 a.m. at the Redds Day Use Area parking lot. For directions: drive west on Wyoming Highway 220 until the Grey Reef Road turnout (right before the town of Alcova.) Turn left and proceed approximately 2 miles (past the Grey Reef Dam area) until the Redds Day Use Area sign.

Pre-registration is required for this event. To pre-register and for more information regarding this special program, please contact Jason Vlcan at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7783.

The “Take It Outside” program promotes and supports outdoor activities and experiences for children on public lands. The program strives to improve the health of our nation’s children, families, and communities, while at the same time developing the next generation of public land stewards. BLM’s “Take It Outside,” an annual program, provides opportunities for children and families to get outside, explore, and learn about public lands.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30. p.m.

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.

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 04-08-2011