BLM hosting events for Public Lands Day |

BLM hosting events for Public Lands Day

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Saturday marks the 17th annual National Public Lands Day, and the Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field Office is hosting two area events in recognition, according to a news release from the BLM.

A GPS/geocaching tutorial will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the BLM office in Craig, and volunteer work at Cedar Mountain, located about seven miles northwest of Craig, is scheduled for 10 a.m.

"Volunteers will help spruce up the Cedar Mountain area with trail and picnic area maintenance, and painting of the facilities," the BLM reported.

There will be a barbecue and raffle, with prizes that include a mountain bike for boys and girls, following the clean-up effort.

An event will also take place at 9 a.m. in Steamboat Springs.

"Volunteers will help in the final stages of trail construction of the Rotary Trail at the Emerald Mountain SRMA," according to the news release. "Volunteers should meet at the Ridge Trail parking area."

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There will also be a barbecue after the Steamboat event.

Emerald Mountain is located about seven miles west of Steamboat.

Participants for both events receive a free National Public Lands Day T-shirt, free Fee Free Day Pass to any participating federal land agency and a goodie bag.

For more information, call BLM outdoor recreation planner Gina Robison at 826-5083.

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