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Northern California District
Release Date: 09/16/13
Contacts: Bill Kuntz (530) 224-2157    
  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332    
News Release No. CA-N-13-90

Volunteers Needed for Cleanup Project at Clear Creek

Event is Part of National Public Lands Day

Volunteers have the opportunity to help improve public lands along the Clear Creek Greenway south of Redding in a National Public Lands Day event set for Saturday, Oct. 12.

The Bureau of Land Management, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District and Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve will host the event. Working from the banks of Clear Creek and along Clear Creek Road, volunteers will remove old fencing, pick up litter, scour off graffiti and repair fire-damaged hiking trails in the day-long project.

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

Participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve parking lot, seven miles west of Highway 273 on Clear Creek Road.

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 or the Army Corps of Engineers.

National Public Lands Day, the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, marks its 20th anniversary this year.

NPLD began with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. Since the first NPLD, the event has grown by leaps and bounds.

In 2012, about 175,000 volunteers worked at 2,206 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. 2012 was the biggest NPLD in the history of the event.


Northern California District   355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002  

Last updated: 09-16-2013