The following is a press release issued by the Bureau of Land Management:
The Bureau of Land Management is inviting the public to roll up their sleeves and come out on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, to help beautify the Westside Staging Area at South Cow Mountain for the 30th annual National Public Lands Day. Participants are encouraged to bring water, hats, sunscreen, gloves and sturdy work boots.
Volunteers are needed to help repair the loading ramp, clean the parking area of sediment runoff, remove damaged signs and paint bathrooms.
“Public land visitors who give back by pitching in during National Public Lands Days are a huge help in keeping our recreation areas clean and safe year after year,” says Ukiah Field Manager Nicholas Lavrov. “Volunteers make a big difference in helping the BLM offer the best recreation opportunity possible.”
South Cow Mountain Off-highway Vehicle Management Area is a favorite recreation area consisting of approximately 23,000 acres of public lands for off-highway vehicle use. Event volunteers will receive a free tee-shirt and lunch will be provided. After lunch, there will be opportunities to explore South Cow Mountain with fellow enthusiasts and BLM staff. Feel free to bring out an off-highway vehicle and safety gear!
For more information about National Public Lands Day, visit the National Environmental Education Foundation website at https://www.neefusa.org/what-we-do/conservation/national-public-lands-day. For more information about the event, please reach out to Ukiah Assistant Field Manager Shane Garside at 707-468-4081, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Ukiah Field Office at 707-468-4000, BLM_CA_Web_UK@blm.gov.