On Sept 26-27, the Bureau of Land Management Bruneau Field Office, Idaho Trails Association, and REI invite people to join a 50th anniversary celebration of both the Wilderness and Civil Rights Acts with camping and volunteer projects for National Public Lands Day. The events will take place in the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness.
Volunteers will help complete the Shoofly Trail, a six mile hiking trail in the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness, or help remove wire fencing to improve wildlife habitat and wilderness characteristics. Volunteers will get a free pair of heavy-duty gloves for helping with either project. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the adventure quest course and scavenger hunt, which will take place in the same area throughout the day.
People can camp in Little Jacks Creek Wilderness Sept. 26, or join on the morning of Sept. 27, when there will be a free breakfast at 8 a.m. Volunteer projects will be from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by a free lunch from 1-2 p.m.
All volunteers will receive two free t-shirts: one for National Public Lands Day 2014 and a REI 2014 volunteer shirt.
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Little Jacks Creek Wilderness is about 20 miles southwest of Grandview along the Owyhee Backcountry Byway, about one hour and 15 minutes from Boise; the last five miles of the drive is a gravel road.
See the attached map for directions or for more information, contact Dave Draheim at Boise BLM (208) 384-3358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.