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Volunteers Needed for River Clean Up

BANDON, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers interested in helping clean up the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern.

Volunteers will help remove noxious weeds, stack wood and plant dune grass seeds. Those who have canoes or kayaks can bring them to the event to help clean trash from the river banks and beach.

Volunteers should wear outdoor work clothes and bring sunscreen, work gloves and water. BLM staff will provide safety equipment and tools.

Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, hat and a coupon to return for a “fee free” day any time in the next year at any fee site managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or BLM.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28. The New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern is located off Highway 101, about nine miles south of Bandon.

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