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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Celebrate your public lands during BLM’s National Public Lands Day event

News Release
DATE:  September 20, 2017
CONTACT: Suzanne Endsley, 208-769-5004 or

Celebrate your public lands during BLM’s National Public Lands Day event

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho –Join us in celebrating your public lands during the Bureau of Land Management’s National Public Lands Day volunteer event in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday, Sept. 28.  This year’s event will be held at the BLM’s Blackwell Island Recreation Area, two miles south of Coeur d’Alene beginning at 9 a.m. until noon.

Volunteer activities for the work day include helping construct a post and pole fence along the edge of the native plant garden at Blackwell Island, participating in general site maintenance and mulching of the plant garden.  If you are interested in lending a hand, please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain and plan to get a little dirty for a good cause!

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to enhance public lands for all to enjoy.  Across Idaho, the BLM expects hundreds of volunteers and partners to take part in National Public Lands Day events.  

For additional information, please contact Suzanne Endsley, BLM public affairs officer, at 208-769-5004 or visit


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.