Friends of the Owyhee

Diane Jones, left, and Kathleen Moyer hike down a steep cliff in the Three Forks region of the Owyhee Canyonlands on a trip with the Friends of the Owyhee September of 2015. 

ONTARIO — On Sept. 25, Friends of the Owyhee will be celebrating National Public Lands Day, according to a recent newsletter from the organization. The day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands, which is held annually on the fourth Saturday in September.

This year, the nonprofit entity based out of Ontario, will organize a clean-up day in the Lower Owyhee Canyon with the Bureau of Land Management — Vale District.

Vale BLM will provide clean-up gear, T-shirts and water. Friends of the Owyhee suggest participants bring sunscreen and wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

The group will meet at the Watchable Wildlife Area near Snively Hot Springs at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25.

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