ELY – The public is invited to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 27. Volunteers will help to install a split rail fence and, if possible, paint wind shelters at the Illipah Recreation Area (Reservoir) located south of U.S. Highway 50 about 37 miles west of Ely, Nev.
Children’s activities will celebrate wilderness on this, the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and include education on Leave No Trace values, responsible OHV use, and wildlife identification through tracks, scat and skulls.
Registration opens at 9 a.m., at the recreation area. From Ely, drive west on Highway 50, turn at the sign for Illipah Reservoir and continue 1 mile to a road junction, turn left and continue one and a half miles to the campground.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, though some will be available. All participants will receive a free NPLD Tee-shirt and children will receive goodie bags, while supplies last.
NPLD is a success nationwide because of the collaboration between federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and individual volunteers. The event is spearheaded each year by the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Erin Rajala at 775-289-1841 or email@example.com
Follow us on these social media sites:
The Basin and Range Project
We love the Basin and Range region and work to promote appreciation and respect for the area. We encourage all users to learn about, play in and protect this amazing resource.
We currently focus primarily on issues in the Nevada region of the Basin and Range, but are looking to expand soon.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.