Riddle HS students helping clean up byway

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- If you want to give back to the community, this weekend is your chance.

Saturday is National Public Lands Day.

In order to celebrate, the BLM is hosting a clean-up event along 22 miles of the Cow Creek Back Country Byway.

This year, officials with the BLM have handed the reigns over to students from Riddle High School.

The students will be running this year's clean-up, and organizers say that they've been hard at work to get the project put together.

Officials say that not only does it benefit nature, but the kids who participate as well. "It gives them the opportunity to show service to their community, put experience on their resume, and hopefully use that to go off to college or into a career or whatever they choose to do when they get through high school," said Jake Eyre, the SOCO Teen Leadership Director.

If you want to help, you can contact the BLM Roseburg office, or just show up Saturday to the Island Day Use Area.