BLM Rock Springs Invites Public to 2018 National Public Lands Day Event Aug. 25

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office invites families, individuals, clubs and organizations to help pick up garbage and debris on public lands located near Blue Rim Road north of James Town on Aug. 25, 2018, in an early celebration of National Public Lands Day.

To join the effort, meet at 9 a.m. at Thomas Moran Park, adjacent to the Green River Chamber of Commerce, 1155 W. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, WY, 82935.

The BLM asks participants to not park in the Green River Chamber of Commerce parking lot, as they will be open for business that day.

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Public parking is available in the gravel parking lot across Flaming Gorge Way.

This NPLD activity is expected to take approximately a half-day, and volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers should wear proper work attire such as gloves, hats, long pants, sturdy shoes and safety glasses.

The BLM will provide gloves and safety glasses to anyone who needs them. We also highly recommend wearing sunscreen and insect repellent. Water and NPLD T-shirts will be available to all participants.

NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. By 2013, more than 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,237 sites in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.

Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of learning, serving, playing and working on our public lands.

For more information, please visit www.publiclandsday.org or www.facebook.com/ nationalpubliclandsday, or contact Ted Inman, Project Manager, at 307-352-0388.

About the BLM

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska.

The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.

The agency’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. D

iverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior.

These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.