Celebrate National Public Lands Day with the Rock Springs Field Office

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with the Rock Springs Field Office

ROCK SPRINGS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) invites individuals, families and groups to participate in its annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) event on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The RSFO has held many successful NPLD events in the past and appreciates the continued support of the community. This year, volunteers will help clean up several miles of downed barbed wire fencing hazardous to wildlife, livestock and wild horses near Quaking Aspen Mountain southeast of Rock Springs, Wyo.

Volunteers should meet at 8 a.m. at the BLM parking lot at 280 North 191 (Elk St.) in Rock Springs and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants as well as safety glasses and gloves. The BLM will also provide safety glasses and gloves. Children must be at least eight years old to volunteer. Lunch will be provided at the Three Patches picnic grounds by the adjacent land owner, Sweeney Ranch.

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NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. 2012 was the biggest NPLD in the history of the event with about 175,000 volunteers working at 2,206 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. Volunteers collected 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, removed an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places and contributed an estimated $18 million through volunteer services to improve public lands across the country. Eight federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of caring for public lands.

More NPLD information is available at www.publiclandsday.org or www.facebook.com/nationalpubliclandsday.

Tweet about your NPLD experience on Twitter with the hashtag #NPLD20.

For more information, please call 307-352-0256.