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BLM hosts National Public Lands Day cleanup at Rice Creek

BLM Roseburg District Office, June 15, 2015 (File/SBG photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. – On Thursday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a National Public Lands Day cleanup of the Rice Creek area six miles southwest of Dillard.

"As stewards, the BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation as we pursue our multiple-use mission," BLM officials said in a news release.

The meeting location will be at the Dillard Store & Deli in the large parking area adjacent to the store at Old Highway 99 S. in Dillard. From there, participants will travel to the Rice Creek area and park along BLM Road 29-7-25.0 closer to the cleanup sites.

The Bureau of Land Management will provide gloves, trash grabbers, trash bags, water and each participant will receive lunch and a commemorative t-shirt.

They ask participants to wear sturdy shoes and bring sunscreen. Long sleeved shirts and long pants are recommended.

The event will end with lunch around 12:30 p.m.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands and brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to help restore America’s public lands.

Additional information about National Public Lands Day is available at: https://www.neefusa.org/public-lands-day.

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