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National Public Lands Day 2022
September 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
We’ve met our goal for National Public Lands Day 2022 and can’t accommodate any more volunteers. Many volunteer spaces are still available for the autumn planting projects. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Thank you!
Saturday, September 24th from 9 am – 12 pm – National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. CSU and the BLM need your help in the Cottonwood Trail Fire Habitat Restoration Plot. More than 4,500 plant cages need to be pulled, flattened and stacked! By pulling these cages, we free up the 2-year old creosote, white bursage and ephedra plants they’ve been protecting. Removing these cages is a celebration of our success! It means that the thousands of baby plants we put into the ground have survived and established themselves. It’s also important work to prepare for new planting projects this autumn when we’ll need to re-use these cages to protect the next round of young plants! Thank you for helping us heal wildfire-devastated habitat for the threatened Mojave desert tortoise in the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.
We will provide extra work gloves and volunteer fuel (treats!)
Reach out to Sarah Thomas-Clayburn with any questions
Directions and Map
We will be working in the restoration plot near the Cottonwood Trailhead. To see the exact location of the trailhead on Google Maps click the link below and look for the red pin.
Link to map: https://goo.gl/maps/DunsyYtw12nUXTUUA
Driving Directions to Cottonwood Trailhead:
1. From I-15, take Exit 16 (Hurricane Exit).
2. Head east on Highway 9 (toward Hurricane) for just under one mile.
3. Take a left at the first traffic light onto 6300 West/Old Hwy 91. Look for the Chevron station at the corner.
4. Drive northeast for about 2 miles, past the Walmart Distribution Center, to the Winkel Distributing Co.
5. Turn west onto the dirt road inbetween Winkel Distributing Co and Rocky Mountain Power building.
4. Drive under the two bridges beneath the freeway into the parking lot.
Alternate Navigation Method
Ask your navigation system to direct you to Carlson Distributing Co., Inc. A dirt road leaves from the corner of this beer distributor (Coors) and leads under the freeway to the Cottonwood Trailhead. A small wooden “Red Cliffs Desert Reserve” sign marks this dirt road.