Our partners, the Medford District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to join a volunteer project to celebrate National Public Lands Day, September 26. Meet at the Pilot Rock Parking Area from 8:30am-2pm. There will be a variety of tasks for various skills and abilities.
This event will celebrate both the 15th anniversary of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument and the National Conservation Lands System. The event will be held in the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument where volunteers will work on a variety of projects including trail work on the Pilot Rock and Pacific Crest Trails, vegetation cleanup, newly delineated parking area completion, and wilderness vehicle scar removal.
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. This event keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the "tree army" that worked from 1933-1942 to preserve and protect America's natural heritage. National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Last year, NPLD volunteers nationally:
- Collected an estimated 23,000 pounds of invasive plants
- Built and maintained an estimated 1,500 miles of trails
- Planted an estimated 100,000 trees, shrubs and other native plants
- Removed an estimated 500 tons of trash from trails and other places
- Saved taxpayers an estimated $18 million through volunteer services to improve public lands across the country
Bring a friend or family; or come make a friend and help to care for our Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Meet at the Pilot Rock Parking Lot: Go 8 miles south of Ashland, on I-5. Exit at Exit 6. Go south on Old Hwy 99 for 2 miles. Turn left onto BLM Rd 39-3E-32.3. Go down this road for 2 miles until you reach the parking area.