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Local volunteers sought for public lands day



blm_logo-300x261-7607607-9684478WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Humboldt River Field Office, along with the RESPECT group of Winnemucca, will be holding its second annual community cleanup as part of the 17th annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25, from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m.  The objective of the event is to clean up trash at several dump sites on private and public land around Winnemucca.

“National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get outside, work alongside their neighbors, and help to improve their community.” said Mike Truden, Humboldt River Field Manager.  Last year, 60 volunteers picked up nearly 227 tons of garbage and the goal is to achieve even more this year, but we need the communities help.

All members of the Winnemucca community and surrounding areas are invited to this event. Bring your family, friends or neighbors and come help keep the lands clean, healthy and beautiful. Want to know more?  Here is what you need to know to get involved:

Where: All volunteers will meet at the Good Morning Furniture parking lot on Grass Valley Road. Volunteers will be shuttled to the clean-up sites. Trash will be gathered and removed.

When: Arrive by 9:00 a.m., clear the land of trash until 11:00 a.m. and then join us at Vesco Park for a free barbecue!

What to bring: Rakes, shovels, gloves, sunscreen and water.  Garbage bags will be provided by RESPECT. You can also bring friends that are interested in keeping the community clean!

What to wear: Please wear closed-toed shoes, hats and other appropriate, outdoor attire. Be prepared for inclement weather! As Nevadans, we know that the weather can change at any moment.

All participants will be required to sign a volunteer agreement (under 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian). For more information contact Lianne Iroz 775-421-4548 or Tami Vetter 775-625-3033.

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