blmThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Needles Field Office, is celebrating National Public Lands Day on October 18th 2014 at the Five Mile exit off Interstate Hwy 40, Route 66 rest stop.  Officials are asking for volunteers to help improve and clean-up the area around the rest stop.  BLM staff will also be offering “Discover the Desert” opportunities that will include finding places with a GPS unit, learning about the plants and animals that are native to the area, as well as other opportunities the desert has to offer. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Route 66 rest stop at 8:30 a.m. for registration. Lunch will be provided at 12:00 p.m. for those who participate. Come and bring your family for a day of learning and fun while helping improve the desert landscape.  Please call and let us know you are coming so we can get a count for supplies and lunch at 760-326-7000.  Looking forward to seeing you there!!!


Contributed by:  Darlene Hiltner