Volunteers at Yaquina Head
Volunteers at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area pose with the invasive plants they removed for National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28, 2019. BLM photo: Stacia Bartrom
Thank you to the thousands of volunteers nationwide who volunteered on National Public Lands Day!
In the Pacific Northwest, friends groups and other agencies helped the BLM organize volunteer events this past Saturday from the desert of eastern Oregon to the rocky Oregon Coast.
At Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, just north of Newport, a few dozen volunteers harvested vegetables, pulled invasive weeds and picked up trash from the beach.
In the Owyhee Canyonlands of eastern Oregon, volunteers removed trash from along the Owyhee River as well as from Leslie Gulch; and then there was cake.
At the Wood River Wetland, near Klamath Falls, volunteers trimmed willows to improve wildlife habitat and reduce erosion; and then the snow started to fall.
On the southern Oregon Coast, volunteers turned out for the annual cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation at Bastendorff Beach. Native grasses and trees were planted, invasive plants were removed, and of course, trash was picked up from the beach.
And at the National Historic Oregon Trail Center, volunteers bundled up to improve trails and native sagebrush habitat.
These are just a few examples of BLM-affiliated events that took place across the country recently.
Public lands are a precious resource that belong to every American.
Thank you to all who helped improve them on #NationalPublicLandsDay!
📅 Upcoming volunteer events: bit.ly/2NrhcPh
➡ Visit BLM public land: www.blm.gov/visit
Photos and videos from previous NPLD events: bit.ly/2ZeNgbn