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Deadline to register is Sept. 19
Salem, OR—Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail are seeking volunteers for work parties on Saturday, Sept. 24 in honor of National Park Lands Day.

The work is part of the 100 Volunteer Projects for 100 Years series, which commemorates the Oregon State Parks centennial. Projects have included volunteer opportunities at Tom McCall Preserve, Wallowa Lake State Park, Nehalem Bay State Park and others.

On Sept. 24 volunteers can pick from two projects:

• Jessie M. Honeyman: work alongside park staff to plant native trees and shrubs to help increase shade cover and replace plants that have been trampled or crowded out by others in the campgrounds. Participants must register by Sept. 19 at Volunteers of all ages are welcome, but those younger than 18 must come with an adult.

• Historic Columbia River Highway Trail: This trail is frequented by visitors from all over the world, and is a favorite of bikers and hikers looking to enjoy stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge. Work alongside park staff and cleanup this section of the trail. Participants must register by Sept. 19 at Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and will work with hand tools and move on gravel and uneven surfaces.

Tools and equipment will be provided. Bring water, gloves and clothes suitable for the weather.
Visit the event calendar for additional events in 2022. Join the events and participate in the legacy of service that has sustained the state parks system for the past century.

Media Contact:
Honeyman State Park: Ryan Warren, Park Manager, 541-999-0697,
Historic Columbia River: David Spangler, Park Manager, 541-980-9941,

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