Take Off Point Recreation Area is to get a freshening up, with volunteers invited to join the effort on the morning of National Public Lands Day.
Take Off Point, next to Parker Dam on the southern end of Lake Havasu, is a popular free boat launch site used year-round by boaters and other water users, but peaking on summer weekends. It is operated by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Projects will include painting railings and fishing piers, kiosk repairs, power washing, weed removal and general clean up. Once the work is completed, volunteers are invited to stay and fish at the site.
National Public Lands Day began in 1979, with BLM as one of the original sponsors, and is now the nation’s largest single volunteer day. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers will participate at over 21,000 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Last year, volunteers contributed almost 700,000 volunteer hours, an estimated $19 million, in improvements to federal, state and local public lands.
Drinking water, work gloves and tools will be provided. Participants do not need to pre-register. Participants under the age of 18 must have a volunteer agreement signed by a parent or guardian on the day of the event. Volunteer agreements will be available at the event or at the Lake Havasu Field Office, 1785 Kiowa Avenue in Lake Havasu City, prior to the work day.
The event will take place at 8 a.m. through noon at Take Off Point on Saturday, October 26th.