Please join us in celebrating “National Make a Difference Day” and “National Public Lands Day” by participating in one or more of the great Fort Ord community events in October of 2015.
This year we are trying something a little different – rather than having a one day celebration where citizens can show their support for their natural resource treasures and volunteer, we are working with partners on supporting several community events. The Fort Ord National Monument is all about protecting natural resources, enhancing and improving recreation opportunities, and honoring the military heritage of this special place. The events in October all embrace those elements. Join the week-long celebration by participating in one or more of these activities:
• A trail repair project organized and sponsored by the Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association on October 17th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
• A series of volunteer activities to protect natural resources hosted, in part, by the Sierra Club on October 19th, 20th and 21st from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, or 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
• An “Honor our Fallen” 5K and 10K race/walk event to honor local and nationwide servicemen and servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation. You can volunteer to work for the event, or show your support by entering as a race participant. The event is on October 24th; volunteers and participants should register far in advance.
Please see the flyer for details and how to register. If you have additional questions, feel free to call us at (831)394-8314.
Eric A. Morgan
BLM’s Fort Ord National Monument Manager
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“GREAT LANDS, GREAT VALUE: The BLM is one of a handful of federal agencies that generates more revenue than it spends. For every dollar of federal funding spent, BLM returns about five dollars directly back to the Federal Treasury – much of this revenue is disbursed back to state and local governments where the public lands reside. Job creation associated with the BLM administered lands accounts for about 1 percent of the GDP. These lands are a sound financial investment in so many ways.”