BLM, National Guard, and Youth Clean Up Redmond Caves
The Redmond Caves in Oregon - located on the southern end of Redmond city limits - are a group of five caves formed by volcanic flows of molten lava from the Newberry Caldera. The caves are managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in partnership with the City of Redmond.
District Manager Carole Benkosky goes underground for the cause.
Although the caves offer a great opportunity for local outings and exploration, their proximity to an urban area also makes them a target for parties and vandalism. Fortunately, the BLM-Oregon Prineville District was able to team up this year with the Oregon National Guard and the Oregon Youth Challenge Program (OYCP) for a day of clean-up and repair.