Public Lands Day at Silver Saddle Ranch

National Public Lands Day will be celebrated in the Carson City area on Saturday.

That celebration will be held at the Silver Saddle Ranch.

The Silver Saddle Ranch was recently acquired by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The ranch is just east of Carson City along Carson River Road, just before it reaches the Carson River at Lloyd's Bridge.

Watch for signs.

The National Public Lands Day celebration is being coordinated by Arthur Callan and Chris Miller, both of whom are outdoor recreation planners with BLM.

The day's agenda include:

7:45-10 a.m. - Registration at the main ranch building. Assignment of work projects such as trail building, painting, litter pick up on the east side of the Carson River and the installation of signs and railroad ties at the staging area parking lot.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. - Historic tour of the Silver Saddle Ranch. Children's activities. Audubon, Fire and Wild Horse and Burro exhibits.

11:30 a.m.-12 noon - The Nevada Division of Wildlife will plant fingerling fish in the Carson River, with the aid of volunteers.

12 noon-1:30 p.m. - Barbecue lunch and recognition of selected volunteers for their work. Wrapping trees to prevent beaver damage. Painting structures. Constructing hiking trails, and picking up litter. The barbecue will be provided by the Kiwanis Club.

1-3 p.m. A special musical performance by a band.

For information on National Public Lands Day or the Silver Saddle Ranch, call Chris Miller at the Carson Office of BLM at 885-6000 during regular hours.

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