BLM Pinedale Field Office invites public to campground cleanup for 2017 National Public Lands Day

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Camping Near Warren Bridge. Photo courtesy of BLM Pinedale Field Office.

PINEDALE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office is inviting families, individuals, clubs and organizations to help cleanup and complete needed maintenance at the Warren Bridge Campground and recreation area on the Green River, north of Pinedale. The cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9. This event is part of a celebration of National Public Lands Day.

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Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the BLM Pinedale Field Office, located at 1625 W. Pine Street. The group will then travel to the site and start cleanup at 9 a.m. The event will run until approximately noon.

Proper work attire including hats, long pants, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent are highly recommended. Water, gloves, and safety glasses will be provided. Volunteers will also receive National Public Lands Day t-shirts and participation certificates.

Each year, NPLD is a highly-anticipated opportunity for the BLM to partner with communities to support conservation in a multiple-use capacity. It began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites, and has since greatly increased in interest and participation. In 2013, approximately 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,237 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico.

For more information about the event, contact BLM’s Kellie Roadifer, 307-367-5309.

For more information about NPLD, visit: https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/volunteers/national-public-lands-day

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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield.  In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands. 

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