Volunteers invited to help clean up Clear Creek Greenway

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A river running through a gorge.

REDDING, Calif. – Volunteers interested in helping to clean up the Clear Creek Greenway south of Redding are invited to join a National Public Lands Day celebration project hosted by government agencies and private organizations on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteers should register by contacting David Byers at the Bureau of Land Management by email at dbyers@blm.gov, or by phone at 530-224-2110.

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve parking area on Clear Creek Road, about seven miles from the junction with California State Route 173, just past the Clear Creek bridge. Volunteers will form small groups and adhere to COVID-19 protocols to tackle trash cleanup, graffiti removal and conduct light trail maintenance.

Organizers ask that volunteers wear long pants, long sleeved shirts, and closed-toe shoes. Gloves and eye protection will be provided. A barbecue lunch will follow the workday at 1 p.m.

The event is hosted by the BLM Redding Field Office, Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve, Redding Trail Alliance, and the Western Shasta Resource Conservation District.

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.