National Public Lands Day at Devoto Grove

DATE: SEPTEMBER 28

TRAILHEAD: devoto grove off us highway 12,

nez perce-clearwater NATIONAL FOREST

MEET UP: 9 aM PST

RATING: EASY

DESCRIPTION:

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) uses the day to connect people to public lands and their communities, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health. Your work will help ensure our public lands continue to be beautiful places for all to enjoy.

Join us for National Public Lands Day at Devoto Memorial Cedar Grove. This site commemorates Bernard DeVoto (1897-1955), a historian, conservationist, and avid supporter of public lands. DeVoto camped here while editing The Journals of Lewis & Clark, and found such inspiration from the site that he requested his ashes be scattered in the grove. Spend the day among ancient western red cedar stands with views of the Lochsa River.

Service projects include:

  • Trail brushing

  • Removal of a short span bridge over a seasonal seep area

  • Sanding and staining picnic tables (weather permitting)

  • Re-staining an accessible ramp (weather permitting)