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Cody Field Office
Release Date: 09/02/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM and Cowley Scouts Clean Up Slide Rock Area

Several Cowley Boy Scouts teamed-up with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office for a recent workday to clean up public land at a popular recreation area south of Cowley, Wyo.

 Cowley Scout clean up trash.
Cowley Scouts and their
 parents clean up the 
Slide Rock area.

Boy Scout Casey Banks led the effort at the Slide Rock area with seven other scouts, parents, and BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Rory Glueckert. The group filled four trucks with pallets, cardboard, metal scraps, glass and tin. Perhaps most impressive were the six five-gallon buckets they filled with pallet nails found in the dirt using magnets Banks had purchased.

Banks coordinated the cleanup in an effort to obtain his Eagle Scout and the Slide Rock project fulfilled a service project requirement towards accomplishing his goal.

“The day was well organized and the group had much success cleaning up the site with the help and support of the Cowley community,” said Glueckert.

Slide Rock is a popular off-highway vehicle recreation area best known for its outstanding sandstone formations.

For more information contact Glueckert at 307-578-5100.

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: 09-02-2011