HELP US CELEBRATE WYOMING’S FIRST PUBLIC LANDS DAY! 

GET OUTSIDE — SEPTEMBER 28, 2019!

Take a look below for a list of activities taking place on or around Saturday, September 28. We’ll be updating it continually so check back often!

As part of the celebration, day-use fees to all Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites will be waived, in addition to all National Parks.


A L B A N Y  C O U N T Y
What:
Pole Mountain Trail Naturalization
When: September 28, 2019 from 1 to 8 p.m.
Where: Tie City Campground, Forest Road 723 — Laramie
Host: Common Outdoor Ground
Details: The Pole Mountain area is a popular spot for bikers, climbers, hikers, skiers, and any other type of outdoor recreation you can think of. The project in this beautiful part of the forest will focus on a trail reroute of one of the most popular trails in the system along with the reclamation and naturalization of the old trail. The event will also feature another opportunity for volunteers on BLM land at Rogers Canyon, focused on trash pick-up and removal. There will have designated spots for cleanup, a large dumpster, tools, and safety equipment for volunteers. The event will be followed with food and drink along with prizes for different categories.
Contact:
Robert Joyce at commonoutdoorground@gmail.com

What: September Service Saturday
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Meet at NE corner of Half Acre, 1000 E University Ave. — Laramie
Host: The University of Wyoming
Details: The University of Wyoming’s Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement program is partnering with the Outdoor Program, Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming Conservation Corps, Wyoming Pathways, Common Outdoor Ground, and Laramie BikeNet to celebrate National Public Lands Day with a day of maintenance and trail building in and around Laramie. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers will meet at the North-East corner of Half Acre. To sign up, University of Wyoming students, staff, and faculty will need to sign up through UW Connect, and community members and family can sign up at this link.

Website: uwyo.edu/csil/community-engagement-and-service/slce/service/service-saturdays

What: Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site Cleanup
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at the East West McCue Trailhead, 975 Snowy Range Road — Laramie
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will help pick up trash throughout the park.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

B I G  H O R N  C O U N T Y
What:
Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at Park Headquarters, 4800 Co Rd 52 — Hyattville
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will help with noxious and invasive weed removal at the site, as well as removing a temporary irrigation system at the vehicle bridge. Volunteers should dress accordingly for a half-day of work. Bring work gloves and wear appropriate footwear to work in grassy, possibly wet, areas. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Medicine Lodge.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

C A R B O N  C O U N T Y
What:
Seminoe State Park Cleanup Day
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at North Red Hills Visitor Center, Co Rd 351 — Sinclair
Host: Wyoming State Parks

Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

C O N V E R S E  C O U N T Y
What:
Fort Fetterman Historic Site Building Restoration
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 752 WY-93 — Douglas
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will help paint linseed oil on some historic buildings.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

C R O O K  C O U N T Y
What:
Keyhole State Park North Shore Cleanup
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at Pat’s Point Boat Ramp, 22 Marina Road — Moorcroft
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will be ferried to the newly established primitive camping area in the park for a cleanup and restoration project.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

F R E M O N T  C O U N T Y
What:
Run the Red Trail Runs — Half Marathon, 45K, and 120K
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: South Pass City
Host: Wyoming Wilderness Association and National Outdoor Leadership School
Contact: Gabe Joyes at runthereddesert@gmail.com
Website: www.runthereddesert.com

What: Washakie Work Day
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Shoshone National Forest Washakie District Ranger Station — Lander
Host: U.S. Forest Service, Shoshone National Forest 
Details: The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest is hosting a National Public Lands Day event in honor of the Nation’s first National Forest! The event will feature two volunteer stewardship projects including the rehabilitation of a popular trail and repair of a boundary fence to protect recently restored aspen stands from overgrazing.
Contact:
Joe Flower at joseph.flower@usda.gov

What: Boysen State Park Cleanup
When: September 28, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at Brannon Lawn, 120 Boysen Drive — Shoshoni
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will participate in litter patrol and cleanup at the park’s Brannon boat ramp and the swim beach. Bring sunscreen, water, and sturdy shoes for the day.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

What: Sinks Canyon State Park Cleanup
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: 3079 Sinks Canyon Road — Lander
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will help pick up trash throughout the park, along trails, and in the campground. The person who picks up the most trash will receive a prize. The park will also host an interpretive program on trail ethics and key recreation resources. All are welcome to join.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

What: Shoshone National Forest Trail Contruction
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Aspen Glades Parking Area, off NFSR 326 — Lander
Host: Shoshone National Forest
Details: Volunteers will help with new trail construction to connect the parking area with the North Country Climbing Area. Volunteers should bring food, water, layers, and anything else they might need for the day’s work — including work boots or closed-toed shoes and work gloves. National Forest staff will provide tools and instruction.
Website:
fs.usda.gov/shoshone

What: Shoshone National Forest Trail Rehabilitation
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bruce’s Bridge parking area along NFSR 300 — Lander
Host: Shoshone National Forest
Details: Volunteers will help clear brush, widen trail corridors and improve drainage features. Volunteers should bring food, water, layers, and anything else they might need for the day’s work — including work boots or closed-toed shoes and work gloves. National Forest staff will provide tools and instruction.
Website:
fs.usda.gov/shoshone

H O T  S P R I N G S  C O U N T Y
What:
Hot Springs State Park
When: September 28, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at bison corrals just off Highway 20, 220 N Park Street — Thermopolis
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will assist with T-Hill Trail construction. Lunch will be provided by the Friends Group at the new Disc Golf Park located across from the park headquarters. Volunteers will need to bring shovels, rakes, picks, and/or digging bars as well as sunscreen, bug repellent, and water for the morning.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

L A R A M I E  C O U N T Y
What:
Curt Gowdy State Park Hike
When: September 28, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Meet at Aspen Grove Trailhead, 1264 Granite Springs Road — Cheyenne
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Park Superintendent Patrick Harrington will lead a hike through the park. Hikers are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring snacks and water.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

L I N C O L N  C O U N T Y
What: Cedar Creek Trail Maintenance
When: September 28, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: First Response Center next to Mail Canter — Star Valley Ranch
Host: Star Valley Ranch Trail Crew and Friends of the Bridger-Teton
Details: Help give back to your public lands by working with the Star Valley Ranch Trail Crew and Friends of the Bridger-Teton to maintain and improve the Cedar Creek Trail. Bring water, gloves, a snack and wear a long-sleeved shirt. Tools and safety equipment will be provided.
Contact: Craig Adler at svrtrails@gmail.com

N A T R O N A  C O U N T Y
What: Platte River Revival
When: September 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Casper Bureau of Land Management Field Office — Casper
Host: Bureau of Land Management
Details: Work will include restoration as well as trash and litter clean-up of the North Platte River that runs through the city of Casper.
Contact: Cullen Hardy at chardy@blm.gov

What: Edness Kimball Wilkins Park Cleanup
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at Mountain View Shelter, 8700 East US Hwy 20/26 — Evansville
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will cleanup where the trails stop. Bags and pick up sticks will be provided.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

P A R K  C O U N T Y
What:
Five Springs Falls Campground Improvements
When: September 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Five Springs Falls Campground — Lovell
Host: Bureau of Land Management
Details: The 2019 National Public Lands Day work will include improvements at the Five Springs Falls Campground near Lovell. Volunteers will replace picnic tables, fix the boardwalk, do some trail work, add gravel surfacing, fix fenceing, and replace signage.
Contact:
Richard Tryder at rtryder@blm.gov

What: Public Lands Day Celebration + Work Day at Beartooth Ranch
When: October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
*Note: this event was moved from September 28 due to weather

Where: Meet at Cody Coffee, 919 16th Street — Cody
Host: Greater Yellowostone Coalition, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Trout Unlimited and Park County Weed and Pest
Details: Volunteers will carpool and drive out to Beartooth Ranch (about 30 minutes) together. Upon arriving, the group will split up install bear boxes with BLM and Wyoming Game and Fish; put in fishing line recycle stations with Trout Unlimited; and pull weeds with Park County Weed and Pest. Work should be done around noon, with a celebratory lunch afterwards. With world-class fishing, prime wildlife habitat, and long dirt roads at the ranch, feel free to bring a fly rod, binoculars or your gravel bike to enjoy your public land afterwards. Please bring: lunch or money for the food truck (TBD); closed-toed shoes; gloves; water; sunscreen; hat, and extra layers.
Contact:
Emily Reed at emilyreed@greateryellowstone.org

What: Buffalo Bill State Park Reservoir Cleanup
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Buffalo Bill State Park Office, 4192 N Fork Highway — Cody
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will cleanup along the reservoir and No Fee Area roadways. 
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

P L A T T E  C O U N T Y
What:
Guernsey State Park Sandy Beach Cleanup and Movie in the Park
When: September 28, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Meet at Sandy Beach Campground, 2187 Lake Side Drive — Guernsey
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will remove sucker growth vegetation from the shoreline along the campground. An evening movie in the park will follow at 6:30 p.m.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

S H E R I D A N  C O U N T Y
What:
Sheridan County Public Lands Day Celebration!
When: September 28, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Welch Ranch Special Management Area — Sheridan
Host: Powder River Basin Resource Council
Details: The day will start with volunteer activities (trail maintenance, trash cleanup, etc.), followed by a potluck picnic and an afternoon of hiking and boating. Dispersed tent camping is available for staying overnight.
Contact: Shannon Anderson at sanderson@powderriverbasin.org

What: Trail End State Historic Site Cleanup
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet in the Carriage House Courtyard, 400 Clarendon Ave. — Sheridan
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will help with leaf cleanup on site. Rakes and leaf bags will be provided.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

What: Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site Sign Cleanup
When: September 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Interpretive Center, 528 Wagon Box Road — Banner
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will help cleaning interpretive signs along Fort Phil Kearny, Wagon Box and Fetterman Trails. Buckets and cloths provided. 
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

S W E E T W A T E R  C O U N T Y
What:
Laney Rim Sagebrush Planting
When: September 28, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Meet at Rock Springs Bureau of Land Management Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North — Rock Springs
Host: Rock Springs Bureau of Land Management Field Office and Sagebrush in Prisons Project
Details: Volunteers will plant sagebrush seedlings at the site of the Laney Rim Fire, which was affected by a wildfire in August 2018. The sagebrush seedlings were grown through a partnership with the “Sagebrush in Prisons Project,” a multi-state restoration program which includes corrections centers nurseries in western states. Everything needed for the Rock Springs Public Lands Day project will be provided to volunteers, including gloves and tools. Appropriate clothing for hot weather, a hat and sunscreen are strongly recommended. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and transportation to and from the project site, which is an approximately 45 minute drive. A high clearance vehicle is strongly recommended.
Contact: Gavin Lovell at 307-352-0246 or Jo Foster at gfoster@blm.gov

S U B L E T T E  C O U N T Y
What: Pole Creek Trail Days
When: September 20, 2019 from 8 a.m. to September 23, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Where: Meet at Pole Creek Trailhead at Elkhart Park — Pinedale
Host: Friends of the Bridger-Teton and the Bridger-Teton National Forest
Details: Help the Friends of the Bridger-Teton and the Bridger-Teton National Forest improve one of the most popular access trails to the Wind River Range. Come for one, two, three or four days, with the option to camp at Middle Lake if interested in helping for multiple days.
Website: btfriends.org/events/2019/9/20/pole-creek-trail-stewardship
Contact: Sarah Walker at sarah@btfriends.org
Website

What: Willow Restoration
When: September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Meet at the U.S. Forest Service Boundary boat ramp, Green River Lakes Road — Cora
Host: Friends of the Bridger-Teton, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department and Upper Green River Trout Unlimited
Details: Help the Friends of the Bridger-Teton and partners restore vegetation at the old boat ramp, upstream of the Bridger-Teton forest boundary. Work will include digging trenches, clipping willows, transporting materials, and transplanting. All are welcome and there’s an activity for all ages and skills. Bring a lunch and work gloves—water and snacks will be provided. Muck boots, waders, extra clippers and/or pruning shears are suggested as well.
Website: btfriends.org/events/2019/9/20/pole-creek-trail-stewardship
Contact: Sarah Walker at sarah@btfriends.org
Website

T E T O N  C O U N T Y
What: Cache Creek Trail Clean-Up
When: September 28, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Cache Creek Trailhead — Jackson
Host: Jackson Hole Conversation Alliance
Details: In continuing the tradition of protecting the places we love, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Friends of the Bridger-Teton, and Friends of Pathways, invites volunteers to an end-of-the-season clean-up and celebration of Jackson’s favorite backyard forest. *This event is part of the Forest Friends’ Public Lands Day Celebration (below) and participants are invited to join the opening ceremony at the Jackson Hole–Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center from 8–9 a.m. before heading to the event. 
Contact: Tisa Djahangiri at tisa@jhalliance.org
Website

What: Forest Friends Public Lands Day Celebration!
When: September 28, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Jackson Hole–Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, 532 N. Cache Street — Jackson
Host: Friends of the Bridger-Teton, public land agencies and partners
Details: Kick-off the day with a free hot breakfast, guest speakers and details on all the days’ volunteer opportunities. Special guest Rep. Andy Schwarz will help us celebrate our first Wyoming Public Lands Day! Volunteer opportunities include Wild and Scenic River access improvements at Sheep Gulch with the Snake River Fund; weed removal and trail work with Backcountry Horsemen and Mountain Bike the Tetons out of Bryan Flats; tri-basin habitat work with Trout Unlimited; fence-pulls with JHWildlife and plenty more.

Contact: Sarah Walker at sarah@btfriends.org
Website

What: Cunningham Cabin Site Restoration
When: September 28, 2019 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Grand Teton National Park — Moose
Host: Grand Teton National Park
Details: Work will include trail clearing, repairing the site delineation buck ‘n rail fencing, installing erosion control trail structures, and invasive species removal.

Contact: Angela Timby at angela_timby@nps.gov

What: Sheep Gulch River Access Trail Project
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Sheep Gulch Boat Ramp, Bridger-Teton National Forest — Jackson
Host: The Snake River Fund and Friends of the Bridger-Teton National Forest
Details: The event involves an access site trail build and decommission project at the Sheep Gulch River access site. Participants will help decommission the old access trail, while also building out new interpretative sites. *This event is part of the Forest Friends’ Public Lands Day Celebration (above) and participants are invited to join the opening ceremony at the Jackson Hole–Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center from 8–9 a.m. before heading to the event. 

Contact: Jared Baecker at info@snakeriverfund.org
Website

What: Forest Friends’ Public Lands Day — CDT Project
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Togwotee Pass
Host: Blackrock Ranger District Trail Crew
Details: Join the Blackrock Ranger District Trail Crew for an exciting new CDT re-route. Volunteers will be restoring an old road by improving drainage and covering it with debris, as well as putting in some CDT signposts. Participants are invited to attend the Forest Friends’ PLD kick-off event in Jackson from 8– 9 a.m. before heading to the site.

Contact: Alzada Roche at alzadaroche@gmail.com
Website

What: Forest Friends’ Public Lands Day — Bryan Flats Volunteer Project
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: South Bryan Flats Road — Jackson
Host: Friends of the Bridger-Teton, Backcountry Horsemen, Mountain Bike the Tetons
Details: Join the Backcountry Horsemen, Mountain Bike the Tetons and the Bridger-Teton National Forest to help work on the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail. Participants are invited to attend the Forest Friends’ PLD kick-off event in Jackson from 8– 9 a.m. before heading to the site.

Contact: Sarah Walker at sarah@btfriends.org
Website

U I N T A  C O U N T Y
What:
Bear River State Park Trail Work Day
When: September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where:  601 Bear River Drive — Evanston
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers are needed to help clear trails along the Bear River, which will include trimming brush and willows and removing fallen limbs and branches.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

What: Fort Bridger State Historic Site
When: September 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 37000 I-80BL — Fort Bridger
Host: Wyoming State Parks
Details: Volunteers will help whitewash historic stone buildings on site, while learning how to make and apply whitewash. A free pizza lunch will follow.
Contact:
Gary Schoene at 307-777-7014

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