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  • Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act in Southern Utah
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 04/21/14 - 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Red Mountain Wilderness. BLM Photo
    Red Mountain Wilderness. BLM Photo
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - In celebration of the Wilderness Act 50th anniversary, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah St. George Field Office and Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends are hosting a Wilderness Fest in cooperation with other local partners. Enjoy a free night of festivities on April 25, 2014, and discover all that America’s wilderness has to offer.

    Mark your calendars for April 25, 2014 from 3-7 p.m. and meet Brad Petersen, Utah’s first Director of Outdoor Recreation, as he kicks-off the event at Confluence Park in LaVerkin, Utah. Prepare for your next outdoor adventure with complimentary wilderness workshops and interactive booths supported by businesses and organizations from surrounding communities. Learn from experts about animal tracking, canyoneering, photography, and survival skills. Enjoy local live music and bring the kids for a chance to earn a 50th anniversary limited edition Wilderness Explorer Junior Ranger badge.

    The benefits of wilderness are well known. Wild places give us pristine areas to travel and camp, hike and fish. The BLM and its partners recognizes that Utah's wilderness lands provide these benefits as well as a huge variety of other uses and values—from non-motorized and non-mechanized recreation, to critical wildlife habitat, clean water and air, and unmatched opportunities for solitude.

    For more information about this event and directions to Confluence Park contact Iris Picat at 435-688-3346 or visit http://www.sunclf.com/Wilderness-Fest.

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