Each year, The Bureau of Land Management
celebrates National Public Lands Day by coordinating
and participating in hundreds of outdoor clean up and improvement
projects across the country.
This year, the Pinedale Field Office will celebrate National
Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Civilian Conservation Corps Ponds, just south of Fremont
Lake. The CCC Ponds are a popular area for local residents
due to its proximity to town and connectivity with trails
in the area.
This vast volunteer effort was established in 1994, and
helps connect people with the public land in their communities.
The BLM has hosted a Public Lands Day project at this
site in the past, but not in several years. According to event
coordinators, the site was selected this year because the area
is in need of trail and general maintenance.
The CCC Ponds are used by residents for hiking, biking,
fishing and wildlife viewing. Participants are invited to meet
at the CCC Ponds at 8 a.m. to do some trail work, brush cutting,
mowing and general cleanup. Everything needed for the
project will be provided, including gloves, tools and lunch for
Appropriate clothing for hot weather, a hat and sunscreen
are strongly recommended. For more details about the project,
contact Joel Klosterman at 307-367-5388.