National Public Lands Day Posted September 3, 2014 by admin


Nat'l Public Lands Day

Join the BMCC and the Northwest NC Mountain Bike Alliance for National Public Lands Day on September 27, 2014.  We’ll work to complete a connector trail between the primary camping loops at Warrior Creek Campground.  Once complete, the trail will form an enjoyable mini loop, or short cut, if your legs don’t have what it takes to complete a complete lap at the Dub C.

Meet at the back gate to Warrior Creek Campground (directions are here) at 8:30AM with work scheduled to begin at 9AM sharp.  We’ll convene for lunch at noon.  Lunch will be provided by the BMCC and served at the Fish Dam Creek picnic shelters (directions are here).

As if free lunch and the joy of volunteerism weren’t enough, the US Army Corps of Engineers are offering free camping at Warrior Creek Campground for the Saturday night of National Public Lands Day.  Call the W Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir Visitor’s Assistance Center to reserve your spot at (336) 921-3390.  Let them know you’re volunteering with the BMCC for National Public Lands Day.

Work parties will be spread all over the grounds of W Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir.  If you want to volunteer for something other than trail building, meet at the Fish Dam Creek picnic shelters at 8:30AM for registration.  There will be plenty for you to do.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.  In 2013, about 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,237 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional and local governments participate in the annual day of caring for public lands. National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the “tree army” that worked from 1933-1942 to preserve and protect America’s natural heritage.