Land Trust hosting volunteer cleanup projects at Bizz Johnson Trail, Hobo Camp


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A rail bridge over a forest creek.  Photo by Jeff Fontana/BLM

SUSANVILLE, Calif., – Volunteers are welcome to help spruce up the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail, when the Lassen Land and Trails Trust, supporting the Bureau of Land Management, hosts a National Public Lands Day cleanup project, Saturday, Sept. 25, on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail and the Susanville Railroad Depot Visitor Center.

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,
or by calling 530-257-3252.  The Trust will provide individually packaged lunches for those who RSVP.

“We appreciate the land trust’s partnership supporting National Public Lands Day,” said Emily Ryan, manager of the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office. “The day provides a great opportunity to get some important work done 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. Precautions associated with COVID-19 prevention will be in place. Projects will be designed with social distancing in mind and there will be no tool sharing. Tools 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 are held the fourth Saturday in September every year and 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.