Volunteers sought for work day at New Fork River recreation site Sept. 6
BLM early celebration of National Public Lands Day
by Bureau of Land Management
August 18, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office invites families, individuals, clubs and organizations to help remove old fencing, construct new wildlife friendly fencing and install bird nesting boxes at a day-use recreation site on the New Fork River on Sept. 6 in an early celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD).
Volunteer check-in will begin at 8 a.m. with activities ending at noon. Children and youths ages 9 to 17 must be part of an organized group or family and have written parental consent. Activities will be provided for children eight and under. Proper work attire such as gloves, hat, long pants, sturdy shoes and safety glasses should be worn. Gloves and safety glasses will also be available. Sunscreen and insect repellant are highly recommended. Water, snacks and lunch will be provided as well as NPLD t-shirts, participation certificates and national park access passes.
To get to this NPLD event, turn right off Highway 191 onto Sublette County Road 144 (Ehman Lane) and travel 3.75 miles. When the road turns left, do not turn; instead, continue straight to the small, grassy parking area across a small cattle guard.
NPLD began in 1994 with 700 volunteers and three sites. In 2013, more than 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,237 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. 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. 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.
For more information, please visit www.publiclandsday.org or www.facebook.com/nationalpubliclandsday or contact Martin Hudson at 307-367-5315.
Tweet about your NPLD experience on Twitter with the hashtag #NPLD or @PublicLandsDay.