Volunteers sought for cleanup of OHV area on National Public Lands Day

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September 16th, 2009

Help make a positive impact on off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding areas on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 26.

Volunteers will gather to make a difference at the Boulders OHV Staging Area along State Route 74 (mile marker 11.5) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To get to the Boulders from the Phoenix area, head north on I-17 to the Highway 74 exit (exit 223), head west on Highway 74 to mile marker 11.5, then go north one mile to the staging area. Road access into the area is good for most vehicles.

The public is encouraged to volunteer (under the terms of an agency agreement) to assist with cleanup, outreach and sign installation activities. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, snacks and water.

Cycle Gear, a motorsports gear store, will have prizes for top volunteer efforts. The Arizona Trails Riders will be conducting courtesy vehicle sound testing and will help repack mufflers. The Arizona OHV Coalition and OHV Ambassadors will provide you with maps and informational materials. The Arizona Game and Fish Department will have its mobile OHV learning center on hand to help inform the public of the new OHV laws, places to ride, and tips on responsible operation.

Partners in this National Public Lands Day event include the Bureau of Land Management Phoenix District, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona State Parks, Cycle Gear (www.cyclegear.com), Arizona Trail Riders, the Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, and the OHV Ambassadors.

For more information on this event, please contact the Bureau of Land Management Phoenix District at (623) 580-5500.

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