National Public Lands Day was held on Saturday, September 23rd at the Calico 1 and Sandstone Quarry parking lots. The Bureau of Land Management, Southern Nevada Conservancy, Great Basin Institute and Friends of Red Rock Canyon staff teamed up with volunteers to install split rail fence at the Calico 1 and Sandstone Quarry parking lots. Volunteers also cleaned up trash around the parking lots and performed trail work between Calico 1 and the Moenkopi Trail.
REI provided morning snacks, coffee and REI t-shirts. The BLM also provided National Public Lands Day t-shirts to participants.
With help from the BLM staff, two-man augers were used to dig the holes for the fence posts. A high turn-out of ninety-two volunteers including employees from Dignitas and Wyndham corporations resulted in 378 volunteer hours beginning in the morning and extending into early afternoon. Volunteers completed the split rail fence project at both parking lots, after more than six hours of difficult work.
Friends of Red Rock Canyon provided the hard-working volunteers and staff a lunch of sub-sandwiches, fruit, chips and cookies.