Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day at South Fork Recreation Area

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BLM Nevada News

ELKO DISTRICT OFFICE NO. 2012-068 
FOR RELEASE:  Sept. 17, 2012
CONTACT:  Lesli Ellis (775) 753-0386, or lellis@blm.gov 

Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day at South Fork Recreation Area

ELKO, Nev. – Volunteers are needed for National Public Lands Day at the South Fork State Park, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with activities planned to last until noon.

This event will take place at the newly established recreation area located just past the causeway on County Road 715 (Lower South Fork Road). Planned activities are planting willow and cottonwood trees, weed removal, wood duck and bat box construction, raptor perch removal, hitching post installation, kiosk maintenance and general cleanup of the area.

Volunteers will receive a free lunch, T-shirt and a fee-free day coupon to any participating federal land, no matter the agency. Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up early.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.  In 2011, more than 100 volunteers helped beautify the Carlin Canyon area with tree planting, weed removal and general clean up.

The partnership sponsoring the event includes Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group, Nevada State Parks, U.S. Forest Service, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and the Bureau of Land Management.

For more information or to sign up, contact Zachary Pratt at the BLM, 775-753-0212, email zpratt@blm.gov.

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