BLM seeks county volunteers to help protect rock art sites

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management seeks volunteers to help protect unique rock art sites at the Canyon Pintado National Historic District on Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteers will install decking on a foot bridge and assist with other trail work. A BLM archaeologist will be on-hand to provide information about this important cultural resource.

Participants will meet at the Rangely Recreation Center, 611 S. Stanolind Ave. in Rangely at 9 a.m. After a briefing on the project, the group will travel approximately 10 miles south of Rangely to the East Four Mile Draw Recreation Site.
Participants should bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, work gloves and snacks. Lunches will be provided. All participants will receive a 2015 National Public Lands Day T-shirt and a fee-free day pass to participating public land sites such as national parks.
The Canyon Pintado National Historic District includes hundreds of archaeological sites with rock art dating back more than 1,000 years to the Fremont Culture.
“Canyon Pintado” means “Painted Canyon” and comes from the journal of Frey Francisco Silvestre Velez de Escalante, a chronicler of the 1776 Escalante-Dominguez Expedition.
For more information about this National Public Lands Day project, please contact Aaron Grimes, Outdoor Recreation Planner, 970-878-3837 in Meeker.