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BLM Hosting Event for National Public Lands Day

The Bureau of Land Management’s Worland Field Office is will be hosting an early celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, August 26 at the Gebo-Crosby Historic Mining District north of Thermopolis.

Celebrating 30 years, National Public Lands Day has grown to be the largest single-day volunteer event for the celebration and maintenance of our public lands.

Volunteers will clean up the parking area that provides access to the historic site, located west of Kirby on County Road 30. This event is suitable for all ages.

“This project will be a great way to make a valuable contribution to public lands,” said BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Cullen Hardy. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Public Lands Day than by spending the morning outdoors and partnering with members of our community.”

Participants should wear long pants, good shoes and work gloves. They should also bring snacks and water. If anyone needs gloves, the BLM will provide them. Volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt and a voucher for free entrance to any national park or any other federal fee area that is good for a one-time use.

Participants will meet at the Gebo-Crosby Historic Mining District at 8 a.m.

The directions to the site are as follows:

To reach the site from Thermopolis, travel 12 miles north on U.S. Hwy. 20 and turn left onto Sand Draw Road. From Worland, travel 21 miles south on U.S. Hwy. 20 and turn right onto Sand Draw Road. Travel Sand Draw Road for 1.4 miles then turn onto Gebo Road and travel for almost a mile to the town site.

For more information, contact Hardy at 307-347-5150 or For more information about National Public Lands Day, visit their website. The BLM also requests that all social media users use the hashtag #NPLD and to tag @PublicLandsDay on all platforms.

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