The Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteers to participate in painting, picnic table spruce-up and other tasks to enhance environmental enjoyment for visitors with disabilities at Hogan and Luce Recreation Area in Wyoming.
Those who participate in the National Public Lands Day event on Aug. 26 will receive a free pass to Yellowstone National Park or a similar attraction.
“There are currently more than 56 million individuals living in the U.S. with a disability, nearly one in five people,” Rick Tryder, BLM outdoor recreation planner, said in a press release. “The BLM Cody Field Office is focusing its efforts on improving accessible outdoor recreation, starting with Hogan and Luce.”
Volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and outdoor clothing and bring water, lunch, sunscreen and gloves. All ages are welcome.
Helpers will install picnic tables, prepare surfaces, paint and repair equipment at various campsites.
“We’ll accomplish as much as we can, but the primary objectives are to get the community outside, enjoy public lands, get to know each other, work, learn and introduce people to accessible recreation,” Tryder said.
The group will meet at 8 a.m. at the Cody Field Office, 1002 Blackburn St. in Cody, Wyoming. Those who would prefer to meet on-site should contact Tryder for directions at 307-578-5926.