BLM hosts National Public Lands Day event at Gebo 

 

August 17, 2023

COURTESY/Joe Scyphers

The Bureau of Land Management will be celebrating National Public Lands Day at the Gebo-Crosby Historic Mining District on Aug. 26.

The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office will partner with the community on August 26 for an early celebration of National Public Lands Day at the Gebo–Crosby Historic Mining District north of Thermopolis. 

From 8-11 a.m., volunteers will clean up the parking area that provides access to the historic site, located off County Road 30 west of Kirby. 

"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."   

This event is suitable for all ages. Participants should wear good work shoes and long pants, and bring work gloves, snacks and water. The BLM will provide gloves for those who don't have them. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and voucher for a one-time free entrance to any national park or other federal fee area. 

Volunteers will meet at the Gebo–Crosby Historic Mining District at 8 a.m. 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. 

Celebrating 30 years, NPLD has grown into the largest single-day volunteer event for the care and celebration of our public lands.   

 
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