Agencies waive recreation fees for MLK Day

The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management plan to waive fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

In the Umpqua National Forest, day-use fees will be waived at the trailhead parking area for Umpqua Hot Springs and the day-use area at South Umpqua Falls.

Fees will not be waived at campgrounds or cabin rentals, and the waiver does not apply to Sno-Parks.

Additional fee-free days in 2018 include President’s Day on Feb. 19, National Trails Day on June 2, National Get Outdoors Day on June 9, National Public Lands Day on Sept. 22, and Veterans Day weekend on Nov. 11 and 12.


Umpqua Watersheds to host MLK Service Day River Cleanup

Umpqua Watersheds will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day River Cleanup at Stewart Park on Monday.

Community members are invited to join volunteers from Douglas County Juvenile Detention, Casa de Belen, Wolf Creek Job Corps, Source One Serenity and Blue Zones Project to help pick up trash along the river front from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteers can meet at the Stewart Park Pavilion, 1700 W. Stewart Park Drive, Roseburg, where they will receive trash bags, supplies and instructions. They are asked to bring food, water and weather-appropriate clothing.

Information: Christine Smith,, 805-791-0172.

Reporter Emily Hoard can be reached at 541-957-4217 or Or follow her on Twitter @hoard_emily.

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Emily Hoard is the business, outdoors and natural resources reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at 541-957-4217 or by email at Follow her on Twitter @hoard_emily.

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