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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 10/11/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

Volunteers Help BLM Rock Springs Clean Up White Mountain

On Sept. 29, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO), in cooperation with the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rock Springs, held a very successful National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event to clean up areas around the base of White Mountain on the outskirts of Rock Springs, Wyo.


Twelve truckloads of trash and other debris were collected by volunteers and BLM employees from the base of White Mountain during National Public Lands Day.

Many volunteers helped the Rock Springs Field Office remove trash and other debris from the base of White Mountain during National Public Lands Day.
Fifty-three volunteers of all ages collected 12 truckloads of trash and other debris from two sites at the base of White Mountain in three hours. The Sweetwater County Landfill waived the fee for disposal of large items and the City of Rock Springs arranged for transportation of the heaps of trash.

“Volunteers turned out in force and we were able to make a tremendous impact on these two sites,” states RSFO Outdoor Recreation Planner Jo Foster. She adds that the NPLD event will enhance the public’s enjoyment of White Mountain and that plans for further clean-up efforts are in the works.

NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. Last year, more than 170,000 volunteers worked at over 2,067 sites and collected an estimated 500 tons of trash, removed an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants, built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails, planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants and contributed an estimated $17 million to improve public lands across the country.

For more information, please contact Foster at 307-828-4508.


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.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 10-11-2012