ROCK SPRINGS — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is cleaning up public land south of the Rock Springs landfill on August 28 in an early celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Families, individuals, clubs and organizations are invited to join this effort to clean up our public lands.
To join the effort, meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 N. This NPLD activity is expected to take a full day and volunteers of all ages are welcome. Proper work attire such as gloves, hat, long pants, sturdy shoes and safety glasses should be worn. Gloves and safety glasses will be available. Sunscreen and insect repellant are highly recommended. Water and snacks will be available as well. To thank everyone for their help, NPLD t-shirts will be distributed.
This is the 28th anniversary of NPLD. It began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. In 2019, more than 156,000 volunteers worked at 2,117 sites in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Volunteers donated a total of 624,372 hours, worth $15.9 million in crucial labor towards the improvement of our public ‘ands. Around the country, volunteers participate in cleanup events, building projects, and fun outdoor activities and classes. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of learning about, serving, playing and working in our public lands.