National public lands volunteer days this weekend

This weekend, thousands of volunteers will gather at forests, national parks and wildlife refuges across the country in the spirit of “Giving Back Together” as part of National Public Lands Day.

Since 1994, the annual event is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event in support of local, state and federal public lands. Depending on location and goal, the public can help to clean rivers, fix trails, and learn about what Giving Back Together means by helping to restore recreation areas for all to enjoy.

Locally, the Bureau of Land Management Cottonwood Field Office is seeking volunteers to help clean up litter and debris along the Clearwater River this Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Officials are asking volunteers to meet at the Cherry Lane Access Site near mile post 21 along U.S. Highway 12 for a day trip down to Gibbs Eddy Access Site near mile post 16.

After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to enjoy a BBQ lunch hosted by members of the Clearwater Management Council at McKay’s Bend Recreation Site. Those who would like to take part and have a boat to use, are encouraged to bring it.

For more information contact Rebecca Urbanczyk at 208 962-3796.

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