BLM Offers Reward for Vandalism at Flume Trailhead

Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office is offering a reward of $2,000 dollars for information leading to the conviction of individuals who spray painted rocks in the canyon at the Flume Trailhead. “Graffiti is a growing problem in the basin. Restoring sites after deliberate vandalism is a complex, difficult process, and not always possible.  Thoughtless actions such as these leave lasting impressions on visitors to the dinosaur country,” shares Gary Torres, Green River District Manager. “The BLM is dedicated and committed to keeping public lands in a balanced condition for future generations.” Vandals recently spray-painted the boulders with bright colors near the Flume Trailhead up Dry Fork Canyon. Clean up took multiple people many hours using specialized equipment to remove all the spray paint. Vandalism of public lands is illegal under federal law. Anyone with information on the vandalism in Dry Fork Canyon is asked to call the BLM Tip Line at 1-800-722-3998 or the Vernal Field Office at 435-781-4400. The reward of $2,000 dollars is available for the person who offers information leading to the conviction of those responsible.

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