Black Butte Lake seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Published Sept. 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Black Butte Lake, about a 20-minute drive from Orland, will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24, waiving fees for its day-use recreation areas and hosting volunteers for a number of park improvement projects.

Volunteer work will begin at 9 a.m. and end by noon. Most of the projects will focus on trail maintenance, litter pick up and miscellaneous campground restoration projects. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear the appropriate work attire, such as closed-toe shoes, long pants and shirts to shield from the elements. Gloves and other protective equipment will be available. Water and snacks will be provided.

Volunteers may also camp free at Black Butte either the night before or on public lands day, and will also receive a coupon for a free day-use admission pass valid anytime in the next year at any park managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Date and Time: Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 9 a.m. to noon.

Site: Black Butte Lake, Buckhorn Recreation Area

For more information: Amber Machado, US Army Corps of Engineers, 530-865-4781.


National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. For the last 20 years, outdoor enthusiasts have come together to improve their local recreation areas by helping with small construction projects, litter removal and trail maintenance.

To find information or sign up for National Public Lands Day events near you, visit
Paul Bruton

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