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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 08/21/09
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
  Bill Kuntz , 530-224-2100  
News Release No. CA-N-09-79

Volunteers Needed for Clear Creek Cleanup Project


Volunteers can help celebrate the annual National Public Lands Day next month, by participating in a cleanup project along the Clear Creek Greenway south of Redding.

The Bureau of Land Management, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District and Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve will host the event Saturday, Sept. 26. Working from the banks of Clear Creek and from watercraft, volunteers will pick up litter, scour off graffiti and tear down old fencing.

The BLM will provide gloves, tools, safety equipment and water.

The day will conclude at 2 p.m. with a barbecue, including prize giveaways, at the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve.  Additionally, each volunteer will receive a one-day pass good for free entry at any public land fee site managed by the BLM, National Park Service, Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve, seven and a half miles west of Highway 273 on Clear Creek Road.  Those who prefer to work from the creek must bring their own kayaks, canoes or inflatable rafts.

National Public Lands Day events are held across the country, providing a chance for community residents to make their public lands safer and cleaner.  It is the nation’s largest single day event focused on cleaning up public lands.

“Last year we reached a monumental participation of 120,000 volunteers, and we are expecting to increase this by an additional 10,000 this year,” said Robb Hampton, director of National Public Lands Day.

More information on the Redding area event is available from Bill Kuntz or Anastasia Lytle at the BLM Redding Field Office, (530) 224-2100.  Information on National Public Lands Day, including a complete list of events, is available at www.publiclandsday.org.




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Last updated: 08-21-2009