Volunteers improved the access trail to the canyon, removed invasive plants and installed a visitor register and kiosk in the parking area containing a map, safety information and regulations. Canyon Creek is enjoyed by anglers, hikers, rock climbers and other recreationists.
After wielding a Pulaski on the trail for much of the day, Alli Rainey of Ten Sleep shared her thoughts about the Canyon Creek volunteer effort. “We enjoy recreating on our public lands so much that participating in an event this close to home seemed like a no-brainer,” Rainey said. “It’s always fun being outside, and it’s a bonus to be improving the land where we recreate.”
BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Paul Rau thanked all the volunteers for participating in this worthy project. “I’m absolutely thrilled that local folks care about this beautiful area and dedicated their Saturday to make this area even better,” said Rau. “The work accomplished at Canyon Creek on National Public Lands Day will provide more enjoyable experiences for the people who recreate there.”
NPLD is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. For more information about NPLD or recreational opportunities on public lands in the Worland and Ten Sleep areas, contact Rau in the Worland Field Office at 307-347-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.