Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Imperial Sand Dunes Begins New Recreation Season

Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) El Centro Field Office seasonal park rangers and law enforcement officers have geared up and are on duty for the beginning of a busy, family-friendly season in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA). Ranger stations at Cahuilla and Buttercup opened on Friday, October 25, 2013 to assist visitors.

In a continuing partnership, the BLM and Imperial County Sheriff's Office will be working together to emphasize public safety and resource protection. Visitor contacts will be aimed at education and outreach while priorities for enforcement will include alcohol and drugs, fee compliance, and the existing administrative closures.

El Centro Field Office Manager Thomas Zale said, "We are looking forward to welcoming our visitors to the Imperial Sand Dunes and want to encourage people to recreate safely in this expanse of America's Great Outdoors. Please purchase your permits in advance, honor the closures and other rules, avoid drinking and driving, and have a great time. Your safety is our number one priority."

For more information, visit our website at: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/elcentro/recreation/ohvs/isdra.html
as well as our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BLMImperialSandDunes.