BLM, partners welcome volunteers for National Public Lands Day projects at Clear Creek
REDDING, Calif. – Volunteers who love their public lands are invited to celebrate National Public Lands
Day, Saturday, Sept. 24, in a cleanup day at the Clear Creek Greenway just south of Redding.
Interested volunteers should meet at the Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve Trailhead at 9 a.m. and be prepared for a workday that will run until 1 p.m. The trailhead is on Clear Creek Road, seven miles west of the junction with State Highway 273.
Volunteers will work on graffiti removal, trash cleanup, light trail work and restoration projects. Organizers will provide gloves and eye protection where needed. Volunteers should wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and closed toe shoes. Hats and sunscreen are recommended.
Participants will receive a National Public Lands Day tee-shirt and a one-day parks pass. They will be treated to a barbecue lunch at the end of the day.
The Bureau of Land Management Redding Field Office is organizing the project along with the Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District and the Redding Trail Alliance.
Organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation, National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer public lands improvement event in the nation. Events involve hundreds of thousands of volunteers nationwide who help clean up and restore public lands and recreation sites.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.