This year’s event will focus on cleaning up camp areas around a hot spring, cleanup and habitat restoration on the High Dry Playa and continual spring monitoring to collect data to ensure healthy springs. The event will end on Saturday night with a pot-luck Dutch oven cook-off.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Last year, 170,000 volunteers worked in more than 2,000 locations and in every state. This year, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands have planned to participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands.
All volunteers should be prepared for all types of weather and bring work boots, work gloves, hats, sunscreen, food, water and camping gear.
Volunteers should call ahead to receive information and directions to the main campsite the night before the event begins. Contact Friends of the Nevada Wilderness at 775-324-7667 or Friends of Black Rock High Rock at 775-557-2900.