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National Public Lands Day 2017 at Blue Ridge | by BLM Oregon & Washington
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National Public Lands Day 2017 at Blue Ridge

Happy 2017 National Public Lands Day! Thank you to the volunteers who gave back to public lands across the Pacific Northwest on Sept. 30, 2017!


In these photos from near Coos Bay, Oregon, about 55 volunteers picked up trash and cleared brush from the Blue Ridge Trail System.


In southern Oregon, volunteers from Lakeview High School, Oregon Natural Desert Association and a local Boy Scouts of America troop cleaned up a mile of fencing at Devils Garden Wilderness Study Area.


At Yaquina Head on the Oregon Coast, volunteers helped with garden work, a beach clean-up and trail maintenance.


Elsewhere, volunteers from the Boy Scouts and partner agencies worked together to clean up the Stewart Pond area of the West Eugene Wetlands.


Dozens of volunteers at Lopez Island in the San Juans removed 420 pounds of trash from the BLM national monument in Washington state.

About 60 volunteers cleared and improved trails at Fishtrap Recreation Area near Sprague, Washington.


Other volunteers in central Washington erected a new BLM sign at Liberty Recreation Site.


In southern Oregon,

Thanks again to all the volunteers helping America’s public lands!


Photos of volunteers during #NPLD events past in Oregon and Washington:


Photos: Megan Harper, BLM

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