Inaugural Wyoming Public Lands Day a success

Submitted by Marko Ruble
Posted 10/15/19

Dear Editor:

Thank you, Park County, we knocked it out of the park!  County residents met up at the Beartooth Ranch near Clark for a morning of volunteerism and celebration of the first-ever …

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Inaugural Wyoming Public Lands Day a success

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Dear Editor:

Thank you, Park County, we knocked it out of the park!  County residents met up at the Beartooth Ranch near Clark for a morning of volunteerism and celebration of the first-ever Wyoming Public Lands Day designated by the Wyoming Legislature for the third Saturday of each September. This event was held on Oct. 5th due to inclement weather on Sept. 28.

Although the Tribune’s story “Community Invited to help with improvements for the Beartooth Ranch on Saturday” no doubt helped get the word out to people about Wyoming Public Lands Day and was greatly appreciated, one detail stood out … the outdated Tribune file photo.

The photo attached to the article shows remnants of the original homestead cabin and a few old trees-all busted up by neglect and the Wyoming wind. Updated photos show two beautiful picnic shelters donated by Wyoming Outdoorsmen and the Park County Parks and Recreation Board, shelter pad and gravel work by Trout Unlimited, bear-resistant food storage boxes courtesy of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a brand new vault toilet installed by the Wyoming Game and Fish, ADA-compliant picnic tables repurposed by the Bureau of Land Management, fishing line recycle stations installed by Trout Unlimited, donations by North Fork Anglers and Pheasants Forever and don’t forget weed abatement information stations by Park County Weed and Pest.

Again, many thanks to the Tribune for helping get the word out to the great volunteers and supporters of public land and the Beartooth Ranch.

In closing, if you haven’t been out to the ranch, you really ought to see a model of community involvement to work to improve public land. Come experience Wyoming at its best: Local partners preserving our most valuable investment for the future — your public lands!

Marko Ruble

Cody

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