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Northern California District
Release Date: 05/05/11
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
  Bill Kuntz , (530) 224-2100  
News Release No. NC-11-46

Volunteers Haul Away Tons of Trash from BLM Recreation Trail Area

Scrap building material, rusting steel barrels and gas-fired heaters were among the two tons of trash removed from Bureau of Land Management public lands near Redding in a volunteer cleanup project on Saturday, April 30.

Members of the Redding Geocachers organized and led the project at the site of the abandoned Humingbird quartz and gold mine along the FB Trail segment of the Sacramento River Rail Trail.

“We deeply appreciate the community spirit shown by the Redding Geocachers club in this work to improve public land trails,” said Steve Anderson, manager of the BLM Redding Field Office.  “We look forward to working with them on another project next year.”

The FB Trail was completed about a year ago, but massive amounts of trash remained in the area from the mine that ceased operating about 15 years ago.

Shawn Stapleton, an outdoor recreation planner with the BLM’s Redding Field Office, said that metal salvagers had already hauled away much of the scrap metal, including most of an abandoned bulldozer, but said there was plenty of debris left for the geocachers group to remove.


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Last updated: 05-05-2011