Q-Tip: Public Lands Day

That celebration attracts some 70,000 volunteers, nationwide, annually.

There is a need for volunteers to help with those celebrations.

The Carson City NPLD celebration will be held at the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Silver Saddle Ranch, and it will be co-hosted by BLM and the Friends of the Silver Saddle Ranch.

The Silver Saddle Ranch is just east of Carson City along Carson River Road, just before it reaches the Carson River at Lloyd's Bridge.

Other NPLD activities planned in the State of Nevada include:

Duck Creek Basin in White Pine County, call Steve Leslie at (775) 289-1846.

Lamoille Canyon in Elko County, call David Ashby at (775) 752-3357.

Lemon Valley in Washoe County, call Bill Gardner at 851-5180.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Clark County, call James Cribbs at (702) 515-5354.

Soldier Meadows Hot Springs in Humboldt County, call Joey Carmosino at (775) 623-1771.

Swan Lake in Washoe County, call Bill Gardner at 851-5180.

Tahoe Rim Trail, call Shannon Raborn at (775) 298-0012.

The various National Public Lands Day celebrations in Nevada are being coordinated by Mike Bailey, Park Manager of the Silver Saddle Ranch.

Activities at the Silver Saddle Ranch will include:

9 a.m. -- Registration of volunteers at the main ranch building.

Maintenance work along the Mexican Ditch Trail, including weeding, hoeing and trail work.

Trail maintenance around the inside areas of the ranch.

Picking up litter.

Washing and cleaning (with a little painting) of some of the ranch buildings.

In addition, a barbecue lunch will be provided for all of the workers and volunteers.

NPLD T-Shirts will be handed out to all volunteers.

For information on National Public Lands Day or the Silver Saddle Ranch, call Mike Bailey at 883-7763.

For information on BLM, call Chris Miller at the Carson Office at 885-6000 during regular hours.

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