Land Trust, BLM welcome volunteers for National Public Lands Day project
SUSANVILLE, Calif., — Volunteers are welcome to help spruce up the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail, when the Bureau of Land Management and Lassen Land and Trails Trust (LLTT) host a National Public Lands Day cleanup project, Saturday, Sept. 10, on the trail and at the Susanville Railroad Depot Visitor Center in Susanville.
Volunteers will meet at the Depot, 601 Richmond Road, at 9 a.m. to form teams and select their work areas. They should reserve space by contacting the LLTT at email@example.com, or by telephoning
530-257-3252. Organizers will provide lunches for those who RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 7. A limited number of souvenir tee shirts will be available when volunteers check in.
“We appreciate the land trust’s partnership supporting National Public Lands Day,” said Emily Ryan, manager of the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office. “This is a great opportunity spruce up the trail and visitor center and share time with friends and neighbors in the great outdoors.”
Volunteer teams will work on improvements at the Depot, the adjacent Susanville Trailhead and caboose, and at the BLM’s Hobo Camp Day Use Area and trailhead. Tools and gloves will be provided, but volunteers can also bring their own equipment such as rakes, hoes, shovels, and weed and brush trimming tools.
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.