BLM offers free horse manure to the public

Bureau of Land Management: HINES, Oregon – Anyone interested in obtaining free, quality fertilizer for their spring gardening needs can make a trip to Oregon’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines on Saturday, May 2 for a load or two of wild horse manure.

The Corral Facility, located near milepost 122 just west of Hines, will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for open-top pickups and trailers which will be loaded with a front-end loader on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no set limit on the amount of wild horse manure that can be obtained during the day; however, the offer does not apply to commercial haulers.

This will be the only day in 2009 when wild horse manure will be available to the public. For further information on Free Manure Day, contact the Burns District Office at (541) 573-4400, weekdays between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

About the BLM: The BLM manages more land – 256 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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