BLM is looking for volunteers to participate in its National Public Lands Day event
ROCK SPRINGS – The Rock Springs field office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) clears public lands south of the Rock Springs landfill on August 28 as part of an early celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD). Families, individuals, clubs and organizations are invited to join in this effort to clean up our public lands.
To join the effort, meet at 8:00 am 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. Appropriate work clothes 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 also be available. To thank everyone for their help, NPLD t-shirts will be distributed.
It is the 28th anniversary of the NPLD. It started 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.
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Volunteers donated a total of 624,372 hours worth $ 15.9 million in work crucial to improving our public goods. Across the country, volunteers participate in clean-up events, construction projects, and fun outdoor activities and classes. Seven federal agencies as well as state, regional and local nonprofit organizations and governments participate in the annual Day of Learning, Service, Play and Work on our public lands.
For more information, please visit www.publiclandsday.org or www.facebook.com/nationalpubliclandsday. For more information, please contact Lauren Hazzard at 307-352-0327.