Five Springs Cleanup Tomorrow
Written by wendycorr on September 13, 2019
The public has a chance to give some hands-on help at a campground outside of Lovell to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office will partner with the community at the Five Springs Falls Campground tomorrow.
Volunteers are invited to spend the day with BLM staff repainting parking barriers, cleaning out fire rings, adding gravel to campsites, marking and clearing trail, repairing wash-outs, and staining picnic tables and benches.
BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Rick Tryder says events like this are valuable both to the community and to public lands, adding that he hopes volunteers take the day to enjoy the great outdoors and camaraderie of the community.
Participants will meet at 9 a.m. in the lower campground parking lot of Five Springs Falls, located 22 miles east of Lovell along U.S. Highway 14A. Wear good work shoes or boots and bring work gloves, lunch and water. Volunteers will receive a National Public Lands Day t-shirt.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. In 2018, 113,055 volunteers contributed 452,220 hours on service projects at 1,176 sites across the country.