16th Annual Lakeshore Clean-up at Whiskeytown
Contact: Phyllis swanson, (530)242-3421
The Friends of Whiskeytown and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are being joined by local businesses and supporters to help clean up litter this Saturday, October 13th starting with sign up at 8:30 AM at the Visitor Center on Highway 299.
Participants will be teamed together and assigned to different areas. After picking up litter, participants will be rewarded with a free lunch at the Brandy Creek Marina, and a free raffle ticket for prize drawings, all thanks to several of the local businesses and individual sponsors throughout Redding. Volunteers will also have a chance to participate in a treasure hunt and a free pass to enjoy the park for the rest of the day
Over the last fifteen years, hundreds of volunteers have helped to clear thousands of pounds of litter from around Whiskeytown Lake. “This is a great opportunity for the community to get involved and work together in taking care of their National Park,” stated Whiskeytown Superintendent Jim Milestone. “We invite you to join us in making a difference at Whiskeytown Lake and I look forward to seeing some of our dedicated, long-time volunteers again, and I look forward to making new friends at Whiskeytown.”
Participants should register Saturday morning from 8:30-10:00 am in front of the Whiskeytown Visitor Center just off Highway 299 west of Redding. Volunteers should bring gloves and wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. For more information contact Volunteer Manager, Phyllis Swanson at (530) 242-3421.
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown has phantom orchids (Cephalanthera austiniae)? They are all white and devoid chlorophyll. This means that it cannot make energy for itself and must rely on symbiotic mycorrhizae for its nutrition.