U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 351
Volunteers clean up near Redding on National Public Lands Day
A group of 30 volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day at the BLM's Clear Creek Greenway south of Redding, hauling out 50 bags of garbage and a shopping cart that had been pitched into the creek. The volunteers also removed graffiti, tore down a dilapidated corral and remove litter from the roadside. (text continues below)
Below: Volunteers removed litter from the roadway near Clear Creek.
A volunteer picks up trash near the entrance the Clear Creek Greenway, one of the newest recreation sites developed and managed by the BLM Redding Field Office.
The Redding Field Office is now at work on a salmon-viewing platform and a 10-mile trail system in the Greenway just south of Redding. For more than a decade the field office and a large group of partners have been restoring Clear Creek which had suffered from historic gold and gravel mining. Initial work focused on restoring salmon habitat and resulted in a 15-fold increase in salmon spawning runs over a decade. Members of the public have taken notice of the restoration work and are returning to Clear Creek in increasing numbers.
- J. Fontana, 10/1/08
|Last updated: 10-03-2008|