Join the Bureau of Land Management for National Public Lands Day


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Roseburg District Office

Media Contact:

Cheyne Rossbach

Roseburg, Ore. – Please join the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for a volunteer friendly day of weed removal and cleanup at the Millpond and Lone Pine Recreation sites and the Sawmill Trail as part of National Public Lands Day (NPLD) 2023.  

“We are excited to offer a National Public Lands Day event at our recreation sites within Rock Creek,” said Cheyne Rossbach, Assistant Field Manager in the Swiftwater Field Office. “These sites have had several years of hazard tree removal and a lot of recovery work, post fire. We have a lot more work to do yet! This volunteer opportunity gives our local communities a chance to come out and help with that recovery.”  

Volunteers interested in participating should arrive by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Volunteers will work until about 1:30 p.m.

The BLM will provide all tools and work gloves needed. Please wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a long sleeved shirt and long pants. Please bring water and a light snack.

If you plan to participate in this activity, please rsvp your attendance to Suzanne Shelp at 541-464-3291 or by September 23, 2023.

To get to the Millpond Recreation Area, travel 22 miles east of Roseburg on Highway 138. Six miles east of Glide, turn north on Rock Creek Road (County Road 78). Travel five miles to the recreation area.

This event is part of hundreds of events occurring across the nation in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Come out and participate in this event that supports public lands in your area. To learn more about National Public Lands Day, please visit:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.